UCC Adult courses

Leadership Development - HDip

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Leadership Development

  • Code


  • College

    Adult Continuing Education, Business and Law

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Teaching Mode


  • Qualifications


  • NFQ Level

    Level 8

  • NFQ Award Title

    Higher Diploma

  • Fees

    TBC See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Next Intake

    Course delivered to industry cohorts only

  • Start Date

    Please contact us for more details

Course Outline

The aim of the Higher Diploma in Leadership Development is to enhance students’ leadership capability through a leadership development programme that is specifically applied to their own organisation, regardless of the sector. The programme aims to combine academic, professional and personal development in the area of leadership development. Students’ main area of study will be in understanding and delivering leadership through enabling role specific competency development. This focus on leadership will encompass skill development in areas such as building team effectiveness and enhancing innovative problem-solving and decision-making. Depending on the modules selected for each cohort, study will also span a range of management techniques including strategic management, people management, talent management, project management, and change and transformation management.

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Course Practicalities

The programme can be delivered via multiple methods to meet client companies’ needs:

  1. blended approach, comprising self-paced eLearning with directed learning in a virtual classroom;
  2. blended approach, comprising self-paced eLearning with directed learning in an onsite classroom;
  3. Onsite/traditional classroom

This programme will be wholly assessed via continuous assessment which will take the form of oral presentations, work-based projects, essays, and reflective logs. The programme is delivered on a modular basis so assignments will be completed for each module before moving onto the next module.


Applicants for this course must hold a primary degree.

Consideration will be given to other applicants with sufficient equivalent professional qualifications and significant industrial experience.

All applicants whose first language is not English are expected to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with no individual section lower than 5.5.

Fees and Costs


How Do I Apply

Course delivered to industry cohorts only –  please contact us for more details

Year 1 Modules

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