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What is this Programme about?

Validated by South East Technological University SETU Carlow campus, the Level 8, (60 credit),honours degree programme is offered as a blend of online and onsite delivery. Delivery methodsmay include interactive workshops, in-session discussions, presentations, and group-basedactivities. Students will attend bridgingstudies sessions before commencing classes in early September. The principle aim of thisprogramme is to develop strategic as well as practical skills in the area of operationalmanagement. The programme will provide the student with the knowledge to demonstrate anunderstanding of a leadership and operation role and this will elevate them within their roles interms of competence and the assignment of responsibility. It will also increase participation inkey decision making in operational processes and provide learners with a cross-disciplinaryeducation in the broad areas of protection of persons and property, together with a strategicknowledge of operational management and leadership.

Learners will undertake the following modules:

  • Practical Leadership for Enhanced Performance

  • Advanced Incident Command Management
  • Business Research Methods

  • Critical Incident Stress Management

  • Project Management & Communications

  • Strategic Management of Operations
  • Dissertation

Who is this programme for?

The primary target learner groups are those employed in an EmergencyServices or Blue Light roles. However, applications from other sectors will beconsidered on a case-by-case basis.

Course Delivery

Classes are delivered using a hybrid approach involving a combination of pre-course reading, pre-recorded classes, live and onsite classes.

Online Support

Students will have full access to a range of supports available online and through Blackboard, our virtual learning environment. These include our new online programme, PACE, which is designed to support students to access and effectively use library resources in order to complete assignments. Additional supports include an Academic Writing Centre and Maths Support Centre, freely available to all students.

Entry Requirements

Applicants who are over 23 years of age are eligible for entry onto the programme as mature students. Those under 23 years must meet CAO entry requirements for higher level education.