College of Management and IT (CMIT)Managing People QQI

Managing People QQI

on request
12 Weeks
Online Courses - Distance Learning

Course description

Course Details

This comprehensive course, equips existing Managers (and those considering a career in managing people) with detailed knowledge of employee legislation, motivating staff, appraisals, disciplinary procedures, recruitment, selection, and personal development. Students will learn how to: (1) manage staff performance and underperformance, (2) motivate, empower and develop staff, (3) build effective workplace relationships, and (4) understand the implications of Irish employee related legislation. 

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. 


Topics covered in this Course

Unit 1: Management, leadership and culture

Management v. Leadership

Management styles

Self-Assessment Questionnaire 1

Self-Assessment Questionnaire 2

Organisation structure

Organisation culture


Unit 2: Managing performance

Performance and task management

Set performance standards

Define the deliverables

Action plan with deadlines

Delegate responsibility

Monitor results

Reviewing performance

Managing conflict and disputes


Unit 3: Training and development

Staff Development Options

Personal Development Plans (PDP)


Unit 4: Workplace legislation in Ireland

Key workplace legislation in Ireland

Contracts of employment

Working time regulations


Employment protection


Privacy and data protection

Health and safety at work


Who should complete this course? 

Existing Managers and Supervisors who wish to gain a formal accredited qualification.

Newly appointed Managers and Supervisors who wish to learn how to manage people and teams.

Managers in business who have direct reports and wish to learn best-practice techniques for managing people.

People who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in the subject matter by home study distance learning.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites 

Level 5 Certificate, Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or relevant life experience.

As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.

A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.

Learners must currently be working or have access to work experience where they will be able to implement, evaluate and discuss management/supervisory duties with relevant colleagues, employees and management – this is to facilitate the completion of performance management and employee development activities, the recording and reflection on leadership, teamwork and delegation activities as part of the assessment requirements for the course.


This course is assessed through completion of a Learner Record, an Assignment and a Project.

All work submitted must be your own work. There is no exam with this course.

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 FETAC External Authenticator.

Transfer and Progression to Further Studies

This course leads to a level 6 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Students who successfully complete this programme may use this level 6 component certificate as credit towards QQI Advanced Certificates including: Business (6M4985) and Administration (6M5013). For more details contact us.


Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Managing People (6N3945).

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