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Leadership in Workplace Health & Wellbeing (Postgraduate Diploma, L9, 60 ECTS)

  • Status: Register Your Interest

  • Campus: Blended

  • years: 1

  • Fees: €6,600* See FEES section below for funding options

Course Overview

This innovative programme is designed to enable managers across all sectors to integrate health and wellbeing into their working environments. Health, leadership and wellbeing are becoming increasingly important for companies to maintain a content and productive workforce. Specialists in workplace health and wellbeing will become essential agents of change within organisations.It is particularly suited to those working in Health Promotion, Human Resources, Management, and the ever-growing corporate wellness industry.

This programme allow managers to evaluate, integrate and promote health and wellbeing among their staff. The topics will include nutrition, physical activity promotion, mental health, behaviour change and project management. Content will be delivered through blended learning, comprised of online lectures, live tutorials and in-house workshops.

This programme is Springboard+ funded in 2023. Successful applicants in employment qualify for 90% Springboard+ Funding and will be liable for the balance of 10% fee of €660. Successful applicants on a qualifying DSP payment qualify for 100% funding. Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2021. It is also supported by the European Year of Skills 2023. Please visit for information on eligibility requirements.

Contact Details

General Queries

Flexible Learning Office


Telephone: (061) 293802

Academic Queries

Philip Hennessy


What are the entry requirements?

(a) A minimum PASS honours bachelor degree Level 8 in a cognate discipline


(b) A minimum PASS honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline with considerable experience and/or ability evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning


(c) Equivalent Qualifications. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must evidence a proficiency in English language (IELTS 6.0).


Recognised Prior Learning (RPL): Prospective applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements should submit their application online and then email to request assessment via RPL.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a score of 5.5 in an IELTS or equivalent exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a score of 6.0 in an IELTS or equivalent exam is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

Course Content

  • Foundations in Workplace Wellbeing

    Credits: 10

  • Workplace Health Promotion

    Credits: 10

  • Applied Workplace Wellbeing

    Credits: 10

  • Qualitative Methods in Research

    Credits: 5

  • Strategic Planning for Health & Wellbeing

    Credits: 5

  • Leading Change in the Workplace

    Credits: 10

  • Quantitative Research Methods

    Credits: 5

  • Managing Health & Wellbeing Projects

    Credits: 5

  • Dissertation

    Credits: 30

    Dissertation module will only be undertaken by those who wish to progress to Masters qualification.

More Information

  • Delivery – Blended

    Live online tutorials will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm for 12 weeks via MS Teams. A playback option will also be available for these tutorials. There will also be 1 workshop on the TUS Thurles Campus per semester.

  • Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college.  The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

  • All modules will be assessed via continuous assessment and will take the form of assignments, group tasks, presentations etc. – no final exams taking place.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Leadership in Workplace Health & Wellbeing (Level 9, 60 Credits)

  • This programme was Springboard+ funded in 2023. Successful applicants in employment qualified for 90% Springboard+ funding & were liable for the balance of the 10% fee of €660. Successful applicants on a qualifying DSP payment qualified for 100% funding.

  • TBC for 2024-2025 Academic Year