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Certificate in SME Management

Certificate in SME Management


Certificate in SME Management

The aim of the Certificate programme is to assist business managers to create new business development plans in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The programme is supported by extensive online resources covering all aspects of business activity. The certificate and its online resources are available for free to business managers up to the end of August 2020. In order to achieve the Certificate award, managers are required to submit a business development plan (approximately 3,000 words) and deliver a 15-minute presentation.

The Certificate in SME Management is nationally accredited at level 7 (degree level) on Ireland’s National Framework of Qualifications with a credit volume of 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer Scheme). Opportunities exist for managers who would like mentoring support with their business development plans. Managers seeking mentoring support should indicate their interest when they register. The college will seek to provide supports where possible subject to budget availability.

The supporting webinars and resources are available at the below links:

The webinars explore various aspects of management practice from a practical perspective, including setting goals to achieve change, developing a plan to assist you achieve your goals, practical financial support, giving priority to cash flow, best practice for internal and external communications and support to assist you to stay strong in business.

If you would like to register your interest, please complete the following form and we will be in touch with you shortly:

If you require any further information, please contact Geraldine McGing, Sinead O'Dea, Sean Martin and Anthony Brosnan or [email protected].

What our students say

Certificate in SME Management

"The support and guidance  we have received during this pandemic crisis was amazing and we enjoyed the live webinars and the true-life stories.  As a small local company, Kilkenny Salt Therapy, we felt were are alone in this, and were worried about reopening after the lock down.  During the webinars, the empowering stories of business owners and guest presenters from different sectors, motivated us to find the straight to move forward and to look at different opportunities and how we can adapt and change our Business Model.

Therefore, we became very organised for the reopening, not just following the HSE guidelines, but also having a new business plan, implementing new strategic and tactical changes and we also applied for grants and mentoring support. All speakers were very helpful, and we even followed up with some of them outside of the webinars, and we received great help and guidance.

Oana and Adina
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