Health Care Supervisory Management - 6M4978

This QQI Advanced Level 6 Certificate course offers holders of a FETAC Level 5 health-related award the opportunity to undertake further study in this area. The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to undertake Supervisory Management roles in the community and in a range of Health Services settings.

This course is designed to

  • Provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work in an effective manner in their role as supervisor within the Health Service.
  • Offer enhanced opportunities in employment and will also enable the learner to progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • To enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work as an autonomous practitioner and or take responsibility for the work of others in leading and coordinating the provision of quality health services.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.
  • It is mandatory for candidates to have a relevant QQI Level 5 qualification (or equivalent) in a care or health related area or relevant life experience.
  • Interview
  • Mature applicants welcome

Course Content

  • Conflict Management 6N2775
  • Supervisory Management 6N4329
  • Customer Service 6N0697
  • Spreadsheets 6N4089
  • Work Experience 6N1946
  • Leadership 6N2191
  • Group work Theory & Practice 6N3669
  • Health Promotion 6N2214

How the course is taught

SCFE has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.

  • We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.
  • Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.
  • We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Progression to Higher Education

Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.

The following suggested courses are the most relevant;

SG Institute of Technology Sligo

Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any IT Sligo programme through the CAO system.

GMIT Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

ALIT Athlone Institute of Technology

The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website.

Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

  • Student Services Registration Fee: €250
  • DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200
  • QQI Examination Fees: €50

TOTAL: €500

(One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the course may gain employment in a wide variety of organisations such as supervisory roles working in the community in areas such as resource centres, nursing homes, crèches, family support and any other healthcare settings.


QQI Level 6 Award in Health Services Supervisory Management Skills (6M4978)


This is a full-time one-year course (3 Days per week - Mon to Wed) and runs from September to May.

For more information

Phone 071-9145480 or email

Please note

  • At registration students will be requested to complete the necessary documentation in order to satisfy Garda Vetting before they commence Work Experience.

  • A new national Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the College and a student or third party.