What' involved

What do I need to do?

If you want to participate and receive an ILM endorsed certificate of attainment then you will need to commit to the programme. 

To give you an idea of the time committment please take a look at the table below.




Approx. duration per course


Self-study courses

Core online component: The core of the PSRL programmeconsistsof the 6 self-study courses, including an introductory course to help participants become familiar with the features and tools available throughout the programme.


Each course consists of a series of screens (web pages) containing text, videos and activities.

2–3 hours


Portfolio activities

Additional online component: Portfolio activities areplaced in ‘Portfolio activity’ boxes on the right-hand side of the screens, within the online self-study courses. They provide the opportunity for participants to research and reflect further and to relate the topic of a screen to their own context. They can be completed by users independently and do not require a tutor or customisation.

4–10 hours

Communicative activities

Additional content: These activities are not contained in the core online component. Instead, they are optional, additional content, provided by UCC:


                  Peer-to-peer activities, which encourage participants to interact with one another and share experiences through BLACKBOARD discussion boards


                  Tutor-led activities, which are designed to be led by a tutor, and include topics for workshop discussions and assignments.

2 - 3 Hour workshops


6 workshops altogether



2018 Dates:


As a participant you will be required to attend workshops here in UCC on the following dates in 2018:

All workshops will be held in Room 247 in the Food Science Building


Workshops for 2018: Most workshops begin at 10am and finish at 1.00pm:







West Wing 6


Introduction – Compulsory

North Wing Council Room


Developing and Consolidating your Research Career

Room 247 Food Science Building


Funding your Research

Room 247 Food Science Building


Managing a Research Team

Room 247 Food Science Building


Research Collaboration

Room 247 Food Science Building


Communicating your Research/Discussions   Compulsory

Room 247 Food Science Building

 Also to receive an ILM endorsed certificate of attainment you will be required to obtain:

  1. 70% passing rate on the on-line tests
  2. 80% attendance rate for the workshops. The first (Introduction) and last workshops are compulsory for all participants.
  3. Contribute to exit questionnaires/course assessments on each of the 5 programmes
  4. Participate and contribute to a discussion on what worked/didn’t work for you

Department of Human Resources - HR Research

Ground Floor, Block E, Food Science Building, UCC