Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Course Points
30
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
15 Places
Course Start Date
W/C Monday 24th January 2022

Course Summary

This 1-year Level 7 Springboard+ programme seeks to offer individuals the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies and impart a holistic understanding of the dynamics of supply chains and to enhance their ability to continually improve supply chain performance.

The Certificate in Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a development from the DkIT School of Engineering. The programme seeks to offer individuals the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies and impart a holistic understanding of the dynamics of supply chains and to enhance their ability to continually improve supply chain performance.

SCM is the pro-active management of supply chain activities, the flow of goods and information through the value chain from order, materials acquisition to final consumption, to maximise customer value and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Failing to develop skills in SCM can be detrimental for companies as they struggle to keep pace with changes in their industry sector across the various processes and technologies that support effective utilisation of key resources, cost effectiveness and that customer value.

This programme will incorporate major aspects of Supply Chain Management techniques such as Supply Chain Operations, Forecasting, Planning, Procurement, Inventory and Warehouse Management, Data gathering and analysis, Supply Chain Technologies and Sustainable Practices. The programme will also include an industry led project where students will be required to utilise the knowledge, skills and competencies gained to apply and improve Supply Chain Operations within a business environment.

 

Please note: This programme is funded for eligible applicants via Springboard+.

  • Supply Chain Operations (Identification of Supply Chain Structures and Management)
  • Sustainable Technology (Modern Technologies and Supply Chain)
  • Procurement and Vendor Management (Strategic Procurement Practices and Vendor Communications)
  • Data Analytics (Tools and Models for Data Collection and Analysis)
  • Supply Chain Work Based Learning Project

This course is delivered using a blended learning approach with weekly interactive and hands-on classroom-based sessions supported by independent and online learning.

DRAFT TIMETABLE below:

Semester 1 (January to June 2022) (subject to change)

  • Supply Chain Operations module to run Tuesdays (6pm to 8:30pm)
  • Sustainable Technology module to run Thursdays (6pm to 8:30pm)
  • Supply Chain Project module to run Fridays (6pm to 8:30pm)


Please note that these arrangements may be subject to changes due to the Covid-19 situation.

FREE to those in receipt of an eligible DSP/Springboard payment. For more see: HEA - Springboard+ (springboardcourses.ie)

A FEE OF €255 APPLIES TO EMPLOYED / SELF-EMPLOYED APPLICANTS

A) If under 23 year of age - The standard minimum entry requirement for admission to a Level 7 programme is: Six grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate including at least one H5 Grade or minimum points score of 200 and mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7 and English Grade O6 or H7 or Irish Grade O6 or H7.


(B) Mature applicants (i.e. over 23 years of age) with suitable work experience.
With regard to the latter, and at the discretion of the Programme Director, a candidate's work history and current employment will be taken into account, and the Institute's RPEL (Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)) policy will be applied. Interviews may apply to all mature students without a qualification.

Skills that are considered necessary for successful participation in the programme include:

  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability for self-directed learning

To apply for this programme via the Springboard+ scheme, you must meet the eligibility criteria (click to read) in addition to the minimum entry criteria listed above. 

The programme seeks to offer individuals the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies and impart a holistic understanding of the dynamics of supply chains and to enhance their ability to continually improve supply chain performance.

Maryellen Kelledy (Course Lecturer)
Email: maryellen.kelledy@dkit.ie

Colman Ledwith (Head of Department of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering)
Phone: +353 (0)42 9370274
Email: colman.ledwith@dkit.ie

Sara Farrell (Lifelong Learning Centre)
Phone: +353 (0)42 9370291
Email: springboard@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_ESCMG_7
Level 7
Duration 1 Year
Credits 30
Places 15
School School of Engineering
Department Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
Awarding Body DkIT
Fees FREE to those in receipt of an eligible DSP/Springboard payment | A FEE OF €255 APPLIES TO EMPLOYED / SELF-EMPLOYED APPLICANTS
Starting Date W/C Monday 24th January 2022
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How to Apply

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Please remember to upload required documentation (scanned copies of your existing qualification(s) and your CV) with your online application to expedite academic assessment.