Certificate in Operations, Quality and Lean Management


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  • Aim of Programme

    Aim of Programme

    This programme is suitable for those who wish to develop their careers in the Manufacturing, Med-Tech, and Engineering and/or service sectors with a specific interest in the area of Quality Operations, and will satisfy the minimum-skilled requirements for an individual wishing to commence work in an Operations, Quality and Lean Management environment.


    • 6
      NFQ Level
    • 60

    Programme Content

    Programme Content

    • Business Management

    • Introduction to Statistics

    • Fundamentals of Quality Assurance

    • Operations Management

    • Quality Management

    • Lean Management

    • Professional Development and Career Planning

    • Learning and Development for Higher Education

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Mature applicants (i.e over 23 years)
    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)
    any QQI Level 5 or Recognition of Prior Learning.




    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 from the Certificate in Operations, Quality and Lean Management is on to the level 7 Bachelor of Science in Quality and Lean Management, which is a one year programme.

    Entry criteria to this certificate is based on an interview covering individuals relevant work experience (typically in the Quality and Lean Management field in excess of 5 years) and Recognition of Prior Learning, a curriculum vitae and completion of the Certificate in Operations, Quality and Lean Management.


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    1 Year 

    Tuesday 7 pm to 10 pm
    Thursday 7 pm to 9 pm

    Plus 4 Saturdays per semester Online (9 am – 1 pm).

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


    Semester 1 (2022)

    October 1st

    October 15th

    November 19th

    December 3rd

    Programme Fee

    This is a Springboard+ Funded Programme.

    This programme will be fully funded for eligible applicants.


    The programme’s assessments will be a combination of final examinations and continuous assessments.


    Tuesday, September 13th 2022


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