Certificate in Fundamentals of Quality Assurance

Quality and Lean Management

  • Aim of Programme

    Aim of Programme


    The main aim of this programme is to provide graduates with an understanding of the basic principles of quality assurance with particular emphasis on quality management system standards, as well as auditing, statistical techniques and current trends.

    This programme is designed for those who wish to gain specialist knowledge of quality management principles and how they are applied in the manufacturing, processing and service industries. This programme covers all the fundamental quality-related subjects necessary for anyone new to or considering a career in quality assurance. In addition, the practical application of all the programme concepts is covered.


    Online

    • 6
      NFQ Level
    • 20
      Credits

    Programme Content

    Programme Content


    • Learning and Development for Higher Education

    • Introduction to Statistics

    • Fundamentals of Quality Assurance


    Progression

    Progression


    Progression from the Certificate in Fundamentals in Quality Assurance programme is on to the level 6 Certificate in Operations, Quality and Lean Management programme, which is a one year programme. Entry criteria to this certificate is based on an interview covering individuals relevant work experience (typically in the Operations, Quality and Lean Management field in excess of 5 years) and Recognition of Prior Learning, a curriculum vitae and completion of the Certificate in Fundamentals in Quality Assurance programme. Following successful completion, students are eligible to apply for the Level 7 Bachelor of Science in Quality and Lean Management programme. 


    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Minimum Entry Requirements


    Mature applicants (i.e over 23 years)

    or

    Leaving Certificate – Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate.

    Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish)

    or

    any QQI Level 5 (Full award with a minimum of eight modules)

    or

    Recognition of Prior Learning.  (APL/APEL)


     

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    Frequently Asked Questions


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    Induction

    Induction for the 2022/2023 academic year takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 10th September from 930am to 1pm. In advance, you will be required to review Pre Induction reading material, available to you on www.aitflexiblelearning.ie.

    During Induction, you will be given the opportunity to:

    • Meet your programme lecturers, programme co-ordinator and students
    • Overview of the programme handbook, programme’s modules, assessments and delivery timetable
    • Introduction to Athlone IT’s operating systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
    • Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme

    Progression

    Progression


    Progression from the Certificate in Fundamentals in Quality Assurance programme is on to the level 6 Certificate in Operations, Quality and Lean Management programme, which is a one year programme.

    Entry criteria to this certificate is based on an interview covering individuals relevant work experience (typically in the Operations, Quality and Lean Management field in excess of 5 years) and Recognition of Prior Learning, a curriculum vitae and completion of the Certificate in Fundamentals in Quality Assurance programme. Following successful completion, students are eligible to apply for the Level 7 Bachelor of Science in Quality and Lean Management programme.

    Details

    Details


    Duration

    12 weeks
    100

    Monday  7 pm to 9 pm
    Wednesday 7 pm to 9 pm

    For online programmes, lectures will be delivered online and recordings of lectures will be available to view in the student’s own time.

    Commencing

    Monday 12th September 2022

    Programme Fee

    €1000

    Enquiries

    [email protected]

  • Please refer to our
    Quick Help Guide
    for step by step instructions for online applications.

    Are you seeking a new role in quality assurance in manufacturing, processing or service industries?