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Certificate in Management for Supervisors GMIT Mayo campus

Certificate in Management for Supervisors (SPA - 15 Credits)

Special Purpose Award

Why Study?: 

While there is a strong emphasis on communication skills, particularly interpersonal communication, this course provides learners with instruction in the general areas of management, including planning, organising, motivation and control, as well as the modern focus on teams.

It serves the needs of students who either plan to enter supervisory positions or those already in management who wish to upgrade their supervisory management skills.

The curriculum offers a combination of management theory and workplace based skills, to provide learners with the necessary skills to be effective supervisors.

This course will be delivered at the GMIT Mayo campus over one half-day per month from September 2020 to May 2021.

Programme Modules: 

  • Supervisory Management in Context
  • Motivating Oneself and Others
  • The Supervisor as Communicator
  • Management theory and the Functions of Management
  • The Supervisor as Team Leader
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of this course the learner will/should be able to

  • Recognise the important role of the supervisor in managing and leading a team, and how that is changing today.
  • Describe modern management theory and how it influences and supports management thinking and action.
  • Explain the role, responsibilities and general duties of a supervisor and the how he or she contributes to organisational efficiency.
  • Discuss the role of supervisors in identifying and attaining management goals and leading people.
  • Appreciate the importance of communication to the supervisory role, and develop the skills to be an effective communicator.
  • Discuss ethical concerns in business decision making and the role that supervisors play in promoting ethical awareness among employees.

Follow-on Studies: 

This 15 credit module is part of a larger 60 credit Certificate in Supervisory Management. 

Students can accumulate credits towards the larger award by undertaking and successfully passing the other modules in the programme namely: 

  • Law & HRM
  • Financial & Economic Environment
  • Managing Operations
  • Work Based Project

Other Essential Information: 

Duration:  4.25hrs – Block Release (1 day per month to be advised)
Time:  9.00am – 1.15pm, Semester I & II
Start date:  Thursday, 24th September 2020 (Provisional)

Further Dates:

  • 8 further dates to be confirmed

Start Date
September 2020

How to Apply
***Applications can be made online at Please select application type M7
A user guide is attached to guide you through the step-by-step process.
If you have any queries on this please email



Discipline: Business

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 7

Category: Part-time Accredited


Celene Dunphy


Places: 10

Programme Duration: One year