BA in Applied Management (Human Services)
Persons in Charge (PICs), Managers, Supervisors & those interested in developing first line management capabilities
FIRST WORKSHOP DATE / TIME
04-12-2023 / 10am - 3.00pm
FINAL ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE
The BA in Applied Management (Human Services) is a QQI accredited (Level 7) 3-year degree programme created by, and for people working in the human services and non-profit sector. It provides participants with the knowledge and skills required to manage for the good of:
- Services users
- The organisation, and
- People who work with it
In so doing, they become advocates for change and key influence makers capable of initiating, leading and delivering change that will result in empowerment and improved, quality service provision.
Successful completion of the course will lead to a BA Degree in Applied Management. This is a QQI accredited Major Award at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
WHAT YOU WILL YOU LEARN
After successfully completing the course you should have gained an understanding and insights into:
- how leadership and the role of the leader is understood in contemporary management
- the importance of leadership skills in managing change within an organisation
- a range of leadership and change management models and tools in your organisation
- the role, function and importance of the human resources function in the human services and non-profit sector
- the legal context of Irish HRM operations
- the HRM function's role in determining and delivering staff upskilling in a diverse organisation
- critical thinking, emotional intelligence and action learning and outline their uses in the sector
- how to apply these principles, processes and practices to improve your management capabilities and benefit your organisation, team and service users
- how organisational objectives and the wider organisational environment determine how you work as a supervisor or first line manager
- the role organisational structure and culture play in:
- Normal day-to-day operations
- Defining relationships between co-workers
- Determining the quality of service
- empowerment as an organisational concept, objective, challenge and resource
- the financial management requirements, challenges and issues animating the operation of organisations in the human services and non-profit sector.
The Course is made up of 5 modules. See them outlined below:
The degree year provides the opportunity to enhance your research, analytic and advanced management skills to become an effective leader, one capable of achieving measurable change leading to improved quality of service provision. You will learn to:
- Understand the political and legislative context in which human services & non-profit organisations operate
- Critically analyse the current state of your organisation and map out potential futures for your organisation
- Understand and resolve conflict within your organisation
- Undertake project management to achieve change that tangibly improves the quality of service your organisation delivers
- Design, deliver and oversee an individualised service informed by best practice and committed to quality
To view or download the 2023-24 Provisional Course Calendar, click on the link below:
The course is assessed through a combination of assignments, online activities, written examinations and in-class assessment.
It is an applied course so you must be working at least 10 hours per week in an appropriate work environment.
Promoting best practice in services is integral to the College's mission. As part of this, we place particular importance on encouraging students to apply what they are learning - as they are learning - in their professional environment. Therefore, our learning materials, workshops and assessments are practical in nature. A significant proportion of assessment marks, for example, are allocated to applying what you learn in real-world settings.
HOW THE COURSE WILL IMPACT YOUR CAREER
The skills acquired have been used by graduates to:
- support their promotion within their organisations (57% of OTC Graduates said they moved to a more senior role within one year of completion*)
- to seek management opportunities within and beyond where they work
- to satisfy the regulatory requirements of HIQA for a formal management qualification
*OTC Graduate Destinations Survey 2022
COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- Applicants need to have successfully completed the OTC Higher Certificate in Applied Management (PG23918) OR currently hold at least a Level 6 cognate* management qualification of 120 credits (NFQ) or more within the last 10 years.
- Applicants are expected to be currently working in human services, community or not for profit sector and be able to apply their learning to a work setting.
- Applicants wishing to transfer from another course will need to meet certain criteria.
- International applicants must provide appropriate documentary evidence of proficiency in English (i.e. IELTS 6.0).
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for this course are accepted through our Online Application Centre. To apply for the degree, you will need to:
- Satisfy the entry requirements for the programme
- Provide a range of documents to support your application
- Submit a personal statement explaining why you want to apply
Supporting Documents and Forms to Download
You will need to provide us with a range of documents as part of your application. These are:
A Special Note About Protecting Enrolled Users
The Open Training College (OTC) has approval to offer students learner protection insurance in respect of Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL) for this course. To read more about PEL, click the link below.
Start Making your Application
All applications are processed through our application centre where you can:
- Submit your application
- Learn about what happens after you've made your application
- Monitor the progress of your application
To visit the Online Application Centre, click on the link below.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Contact us if you want to know more about the course.
Call: (+353) 86 0756580 (Business hours 9am-5pm)
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