College of Management and IT (CMIT)

QQI Leadership course

Qualification under the NFQ.

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QQI Leadership course


Course Details

The overall aim of this Leadership course is to equip learners with knowledge and competence in effectively leading people in work tasks and activities. The module is designed for those wishing to gain an understanding of leadership, leadership styles and their impact on the completion of tasks and activities and the skills and competencies a successful leader will require. The module aims to provide a current overview of leadership theory and how this theory links to practice in a workplace environment. The programme will also equip learners with practical leadership competencies. The programme covers:

  • An introduction to Management and Leadership.
  • Management v. Leadership.
  • Leadership Styles and altering your leadership style.
  • Leadership development.
  • Cognition, Creative problem solving, interpersonal skills and decision making.
  • 360-degree feedback.
  • Auditing leadership skills and creating personal development plans.

This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification. This course is designed for those working in Large Companies, SMEs or the Public Sector.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this course?
  • Existing Managers: Suitable for those who are already in management positions and looking to enhance their leadership skills.
  • Newly Appointed Managers: Ideal for individuals who have recently been promoted to managerial roles and require leadership training.
  • Team Leaders: This course is beneficial for current team leaders or those aspiring to move into a supervisory or team leader role.
  • Business Owners: Suitable for entrepreneurs who manage teams and need to develop effective leadership skills.
  • Individuals Seeking Professional Qualification: For those who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in leadership through home study distance learning.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • Level 5 Certificate / Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or relevant life or work experience
  • As part of the assessment for this course, you will be required to complete several practical tasks in an organisational setting. You must be either working or have access to an organisation where you can achieve this (this can be voluntarily).
  • As this NFQ level 6 qualification is delivered through English, it is necessary learners will have sufficient written English skills to complete this course.
  • A basic working knowledge of computers in addition to a computer with internet access and word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word or Google Docs) is required to do the course.
  • Learners must be a resident of Ireland / based in Ireland.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>

How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this course
Unit 1: Management and Leadership
  • Management v. Leadership
  • Leadership styles
  • Altering your leadership style
  • Developing and implementing strategy
  • The Balanced Scorecard
Unit 2: Leadership Development
  • Leadership development model
  • Cognition
  • Creative problem solving
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Decision-making
  • Emotional intelligence
Unit 3: Leadership skills audit and action planning
  • 360-degree feedback
  • Leadership skills audit
  • How to develop leadership skills
  • Personal development plan
  • This QQI Leadership course is assessed through completion of Learner Record of activities undertaken and a Skills Demonstration.
  • As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
  • This Leadership course leads to a level 6 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Students who complete this programme may use this level 6 component certificate as credit towards the major award in Business (6M4587) and also Administration (6M5013). For more details, contact us.
  • Following successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Leadership (6N2191).
  • Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details

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