People Management QQI Level 6 Higher Certificate

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT – QQI Level 6 Higher Certificate 

Date: Friday October 8th, 15th & 22nd 

Tutor(s):  Michael Collins – Professional Development 

Duration: Oct 8th, 15th and 22nd – 9.30am – 4.30pm daily
Plus self-directed learning after the course to complete an assignment, a project and a learner record in order to gain a certificate (further details on this below) 

Venue: Online

Cost: €250

Course Profile:

Screen Skills Ireland and Screen Skillnet are delighted to offer PEOPLE MANAGEMENT – QQI Level 6 Higher Certificate to the Irish Screen Industry. 

Often, the transition to a management role is made without any training or preparation. Therefore, even the most naturally talented managers can feel unprepared at times. Taking 3 days to complete this People Management Course will help develop your skills and confidence as a manager. Team motivation and morale has a huge impact on productivity and overall performance. Successful managers lead rather than drive. During this course, we look at your responsibility as a positive role model, how to empower your team and motivate others for top performance.

Training Objectives: 

  • Discover and Develop Their Management Style
    We devote an entire module of this course to the role of the manager and different management styles. Developing self-awareness is key to understanding how your own style can impact on your ability to manage others and to deliver excellence through your team members. This is the foundation from which outstanding managers grow.

  • Gain a Versatile Management Toolkit
    You will learn a range of management tools including organisational, interpersonal, and motivational techniques as well as an awareness of workplace legislation. The skills you’ll gain can be applied in any working environment.

  • Be Confident to Deliver Results through your Team
    A key feature of this programme is the practical application of the newly learned skills to a range of management situations including adapting your leadership style, communicating effectively, motivating and managing individual and team performance while effectively handling tricky and sometimes difficult situations.

  • Be prepared to gain your QQI Level 6 Credential
    In order to achieve the QQI Level 6 certification in Managing People, you will need to complete assessment work in the 8 weeks following training. You will be working on this during the 3-day workshop and will receive a step-by-step guide from your highly experienced training professional throughout.

Course Content: 

  • Module 1: Management Styles
    The qualities of a good manager
    Management vs leadership
    Understand different management styles and their impact on staff
    Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of each style
    Discover and evaluate your own style

  • Module 2: Motivation and Team Building
    Your responsibility as a role model
    Engaging with staff to build great working relationships
    Using motivational techniques
    De-motivation: recognise the symptoms
    Addressing and resolving low morale

  • Module 3: Organisational Skills and Planning
    Managing your time
    Goal-Setting: short, medium, and long term
    Using the SMART goal-setting approach
    Prioritising tasks
    Delegation skills and work allocation

  • Module 4: Communication and Assertiveness
    Understanding how we communicate
    Communicating with confidence and clarity
    Understanding assertiveness
    Learning to say “No”

  • Module 5: Managing Performance
    Setting recognisable performance goals
    Improving staff performance
    Providing constructive feedback
    Addressing poor performance constructively

  • Module 6: Managing Conflict and Tricky Situations
    Identifying areas of conflict
    How to handle difficult conversations
    Responding vs reacting

  • Module 7: Coaching Your Team
    The Coaching Model
    Identifying poor performance
    Unlocking potential so as to improve performance
    Helping people to change

  • Module 8: Values, Culture, and Attitudes
    Identify and understand the character and personality of your organisation and its impact on team members
    Creating a positive culture within your team / organisation

  • Module 9: Stakeholder Engagement
    Understanding levels of engagement and the influence of various stakeholders
    Communicating effectively with all stakeholders
    Benefits of building relationships and creating effective networks

  • Module 10: Legislation, Equality, and Diversity
    Workplace legislation relevant to organisations and staff
    The impact of this legislation on organisational culture

What is the QQI assessment and certification process?

Participants must begin by attending this QQI People Management Course. Following training, there is a period of self-directed learning which includes completion of the required assessment work including an assignment (max 2200 words), a project (max 3700 words) and a Learner Record (max 2500 words)  We provide each participant with a detailed assessment brief and relevant course materials.

Assessment Work for QQI Managing People
Written Assignment (20%)
Project (50%)
Learner Record (30%)

Assessment work must be submitted 8 weeks after the last day of training. It will then be graded, and if successful, submitted to QQI for certification. Those who have achieved the certification will receive their physical QQI certificate approximately 5 – 6 months after they submit their assessment work.

*PLEASE NOTE: Participants who wish to do the training but who DO NOT wish to gain a certificate can do so. Please email at the time of making your application to let her know. 

Professional Development Profile:

Irish training company in business for 30 years, we have provided training to 85% of the 50 largest companies in Ireland since 2010.

Our experienced trainers are supported by a strong Management, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Quality Assurance, Training Delivery and Financial team.  

We provide public and tailored in company training across a range of business disciplines including Project Management, Supervisory Management, Managing People, Coaching, Leadership, Lean Six Sigma up ASQ Black Belt level, Agile,  Change Management, Training and Education and Personal Effectiveness. 

We specialise in tailoring in-company programmes to our client’s needs.  

Our clients span a wide range of sectors and sizes across Government Bodies, Skillnets Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Professional and Financial Services, IT and Communication Services, Manufacturing and Engineering Services, Retail, Food, Bio Pharma and Medical Devices. 

Tutor Profile:

Michael Collins has been delivering management and communications skills training with Professional Development for over 15 years.  He consistently receives outstanding feedback.   He holds several years experience in the financial services sector and is a certified business coach.  He is also a certified competent communicator with Toastmasters International.   

His training style motivates participants by encouraging them to move outside their learning comfort zones. As a trainer, he seeks to see the “light bulb” moments when learning takes place. 

Michael delivers training with energy and confidence in a charismatic style that ensures audience engagement, content retention and future application of skills by learners. 


Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at anyone those interested in moving into a management role, or those who have found themselves in a management role and wish to understand all aspects of management including effective communication, team building, and performance management.


The course is limited to 14 participants.  

Application Procedure:

Please apply online at by 12pm on Friday September 17th 2021. 

IMPORTANT: Please upload an up-to-date CV and EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (max 400 words outlining why this course would be beneficial to you)as one document. 

For further information, please email 

For technical difficulties with the online system please email 

Applications for this course are limited and we expect a high volume of applications.  Applications without a CV will not be considered for selection.  

Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.


  • 8th October 2021 - 22nd October 2021
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm