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Leadership in Workplace Health & Wellbeing (Postgraduate Diploma, L9, 60 ECTS)

Status: Register Your Interest (Sept-23)




1 Year


Sport & Early Childhood Studies

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



This innovative programme is designed to enable managers across all sectors to integrate health and wellbeing into their working environments. Health, leadership and wellbeing are becoming increasingly important for companies to maintain a content and productive workforce. Specialists in workplace health and wellbeing will become essential agents of change within organisations.It is particularly suited to those working in Health Promotion, Human Resources, Management, and the ever-growing corporate wellness industry.

This programme allow managers to evaluate, integrate and promote health and wellbeing among their staff. The topics will include nutrition, physical activity promotion, mental health, behaviour change and project management. Content will be delivered through blended learning, comprised of online lectures, live tutorials and in-house workshops.

What are the entry requirements?


1. (a) A minimum PASS honours bachelor degree Level 8 in a cognate discipline or (b) A minimum PASS honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline with considerable experience and/or ability evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning or (c) Equivalent Qualifications. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must evidence a proficiency in English language (IELTS 6.0).

2. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should submit their application online, upload their most relevant qualifications and then email to request RPL consideration.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Semester 1

Foundations in Workplace Wellbeing (10 credits)

Workplace Health Promotion (10 credits)

Semester 2

Applied Workplace Wellbeing (10 credits)

Qualitative Methods in Research (5 credits)

Strategic Planning for Health & Wellbeing (5 credits)

Semester 3

Leading Change in the Workplace (10 credits)

Quantitative Research Methods (5 credits)

Managing Health & Wellbeing Projects (5 credits)

Semester 4

Dissertation* (30 credits)
*Dissertation module will only be undertaken by those who wish to progress to Masters qualification.

More Information


TBC for 2023-2024

Proposed Start date in Autumn 2023 (TBC) 
Live online tutorials will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm for 12 weeks via MS Teams. A playback option will also be available for these tutorials. There will also be 1 workshop on the LIT Thurles Campus per semester (TBC), in accordance with government guidelines.

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college.  The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


All modules will be assessed via continuous assessment and will take the form of assignments, group tasks, presentations etc. - no final exams taking place.


Postraduate Diploma in Applied Leadership in Workplace Health & Wellbeing (Level 9, 60 Credits)

Application Deadline

TBC for 2023

For queries relating to the course content

Contact: Philip Hennessy 



*Springboard funded for 2022

The overall fee for this programme is €6,600. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €660. 

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