Managing People

Programme and Award Title and Code: Managing People 6N3945

This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to develop standards, measure performance, motivate and empower staff while working in a supervisory role.

Awarding body: Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Recognition on the NFQ: This programme is recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications.

NFQ Level and Credits: This is a NFQ Level 6 programme with 15 Credits.

Type of Award: Minor Award

Programme Content: This course will teach you the key skills of leadership and management.  You will get an understanding of how to manage a team or organisation. You will get the skills to lead and motivate team members effectively.  This is a practical course that will help you to develop the confidence and language needed to be successful as a leader.

At the end of this programme you will be able to use your new skills and knowledge to develop further your career in leadership and management.

The course content includes;

  • The role of leaders and managers in an organisation
  • Using different styles of leadership
  • Employment legislation
  • Recruitment and selection of new staff
  • Health and Safety legislation
  • Organisational culture
  • Supporting diversity
  • Managing performance
  • Working as a supervisor or manager
  • Working with external agencies, such as unions or government agencies, trade agencies
  • Conflict resolution
  • Disciplinary processes
  • Communication skills for leaders
  • Engaging with Stakeholders

Programme duration: 6 sessions online

Next Start Date September 2022 - To be confirmed.

Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Programme fee and any other applicable fees:  €495    Funding Options may be available for this programme.

Please contact our office to discuss possible funding options available to you.

Learner profile:

Supervisors and Mangers

Moving into a management or leadership role can be a difficult and stressful time.  This course is a great way to learn the skills that you require and will give you the confidence to lead your new team effectively and successfully.

Experienced Managers

You may already be working in a management or leadership role and this is a fantastic route to develop your skills and knowledge further, get up to date on employment legislation, motivation methods or even develop fresh approaches to existing challenges.

Potential Managers

You may be considering advancement opportunities available to you and need a recognised qualification to make the transition with success and confidence.

Individuals looking to increase career opportunities.

Application process and entry requirements: Click this link for application process and entry requirements.

Details of RPL if applicable: Click this link for Recognition of Prior Learning Information


Assessment Methods:

Assessment Structure

Project                                   50%

Learner Record                    30%

Assignment                           20%


Pass 50-64%

Merit 65-79%

Distinction 80% or over


Teaching, learning and assessment procedures: Click this link for information on teaching, learning and assessment procedures.

Access, transfer and progression arrangements: To access this program, please contact our office, who will provide to you via email our application form to access this program. Application form for assessment by our office. Upon successful assessment of our criteria, you will be offered a place on this program.

On completion of your QQI programme you may progress to additional one day programmes available from Talentpool which you will be able to use for CPD credits.  Alternatively, you can use the credits gained through your QQI certified programme to access further courses in business or administration or apply for exemptions in a full award programme for the module that you have completed.

There are Recognition of Prior Learning processes in place. TalentPool strives to support access to this QQI programme.  Entry arrangements are clear, and the allocation of places is determined by an entry level requirement of QQI Level 5 or equivalent. Prior Learning mechanisms in place to facilitate applicants who do not meet traditional entry criteria but who have achieved equivalent learning outcomes from informal/non-formal/experiential learning scenarios, see section on RPL.

Possible employment opportunities: Within Ireland there are many employment opportunities within the area of People Management.  The demand for skilled managers continues to increase with focus on understanding teamwork, motivation and employment legislation. Managing remote teams is also required in modern management roles.

Opportunities are published regularly on and  Salaries reflect the level of skills required in these roles.


Supports available: Click this link for information on learner supports and resources.

English language and other requirements: English language requirements are specified for all programmes.

Please click on the link here for further information on language on other requirements for entry to your programme.

Please contact us below for further information.

    What are participants saying about this programme? 

    Retail Manager Cork 2021 “I found by completing the managing people programme to be very beneficial to me in my career in Retail Management. I have adopted elements of what I have learned on this course to my workplace which has helped me to become a confident manager. I am glad I completed this course with TalentPool. I would highly recommend this course.”

    Medical Manager Cork 2021 “I have just finished my Certificate in Leadership and Management. I enjoyed the course as it gave me time to reflect on my performance as a manager and how I can improve my skills.  Without the trainer’s positive support and guidance, I feel I would not have personally benefited from the course and found I not only have a certificate, but a true understanding of my effectiveness and abilities as a manager.”