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Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Course Points
30
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
Tuesday 24th January 2023 (subject to change)

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.

Important notice about this course

COURSE CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

Fee subsidy funding is available from Dundalk Skillnet for eligible participants. For advice on eligibility please contact Aidan Callan, Dundalk Skillnet via aidan.callan@dundalkskillnet.ie

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.

  • 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 2023) (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)

NOTE: Fridays* is only for the first 4 weeks and then it will move to an individual meetings with your supervisor.

Total course fee: €1,500 payable as follows.

Application Fee: €50 (non-refundable if you are made an offer of a place)

Accept Offer Fee: €100 (non-refundable)

Instalment 1 = €600 is payable by 28th February

Instalment 2 = €750 is payable by 31st October

 

(fee is €990 if you qualify for Skillnet support. For advice on eligibility please contact Aidan Callan, Dundalk Skillnet via aidan.callan@dundalkskillnet.ie)

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

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.

Paul MacArtain (Head of Department of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering)
Email: Paul.MacArtain@dkit.ie

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

Aidan Callan (Network Training Manager, Dundalk Skillnet)
Email: aidan.callan@dundalkskillnet.ie

Course ID DK_ESCMG_7
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 7
Duration 1 Year
Fees €1500 (or €990 if you qualify for Skillnet support)
Starting Date Tuesday 24th January 2023 (subject to change)
School School of Engineering
Department Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
Credits 30
Awarding Body DkIT
Apply to Springboard
Delivery Method Blended

How to Apply

 

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