Professional qualification for managers

Managers in the Irish health services will now be able to attain a nationally accredited qualification in management being run in four regions around the country.

The HMI, in partnership with shrc limited launched its new programme Certificate in Management which leads to a FETAC Major Award, aligned to Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The programme is aimed at managers who wish to acquire a professional qualification to match their career progression.

FETACThis 16 day programme, over an eight month period, is part of the HMI commitment to enhance the quality and extent of the training we provide for our members and other managers within the health sector. Participants attending the first programme include clinical managers and administrative managers. They all have in common a preparedness to invest considerable time and energy in their own development.

Programme content and assessment

This programme is not academic in nature.  It is based on the essential knowledge and practical skills needed to perform at a senior level. The programme aims to develop competencies which managers use on a daily basis and include Strategic and Service Planning, Employment Law, Business and Financial Management, Governance & Risk Management, People Management, Conflict Management, Coaching and Planning for Personal Development. The programme content is also complemented by the insights offered by our invited guest speakers.

Assessment comprises a mix of techniques, for example, projects, assignments, minor examinations, learner journals, completed in either groups or as individual pieces.

Programme delivery

Based on best practice in adult education and learning, programme delivery is designed to be stimulating, focused and participative, to allow practical application to everyday situations. Participant learning is also consolidated by the provision of high quality support materials.

Upcoming dates for Certificate in Management

Our current programme will finish in May. The feedback and evaluations from participants at this midpoint has been overwhelmingly positive. Participants have also benefitted from learning from each other’s experiences. They have also welcomed the opportunities an extended programme offers to network, become a cohesive working group, and exchange points of view and the of sharing opinions in a safe environment.

Our next programme will commence on March 25, 2011 in Dublin. It will run two days a month (Friday afternoon and Saturday) until December with a break during July and August to accommodate the main holiday period. If you are interested or if you have a member of staff who would benefit from this programme, please contact us at 01 2974070.