Certificate in Supply Chain Management
This 1-year level 8 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
January 2021 Intake (Open for applications from October 2020)
THIS IS A SPRINGBOARD+ FUNDED COURSE.
Course subject to final validation approval.
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+ 2020.
- 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.
Please note that these arrangements may be subject to changes due to the Covid-19 situation.
This course is funded via the Springboard+ scheme.
Please note that a fee of €255 applies to employed/self-employed applicants
For more information on Springboard+ please click here.
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.
|School||School of Engineering|
|Department||Electronic and Mechanical Engineering|
|Fees||FREE via the Springboard scheme / Fee of €255 applies to employed/self-employed applicants|
|Starting Date||January 2021|