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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_SQMAN_7_Y1
  • Field of StudyQuality
  • Type of CourseSpecial Qualification
  • Type of QualificationSpecial Award
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date7th September 2020
  • Start DateSeptember
  • Level7
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
Setting up a quality system, the elements of a quality system, basic management theory, auditing, problem solving and quality improvement, product and service quality, quality costs, implementing TQM and documentation control. The format of this course is that typical of a management course i.e. it involves discussion and background reading; essay type answers are required in the written examination and the course is partially examined by project work.

Course fee: €700 (payable to CIT)
Exam fee: (Currently €150) payable to the external examining body EIQA
 

Duration: One evening per week for one academic year, Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday, 7pm - 10pm, (usually Tuesday).

 

Topics covered include

  • Setting up a quality system
  • The elements of a quality system
  • Basic management theory
  • Auditing
  • Problem solving and quality improvement
  • Product and service quality
  • Quality costs
  • Implementing TQM and documentation control

 

Award

Diploma in Quality Management – Part 1.

 

Awarding Body

Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA)


 

Applicants are required to have passed, at least, an introductory course in quality assurance such as CIT’s ‘Certificate in Quality Assurance – Special Purpose Award’ or the ‘City & Guilds Certificate in Quality Assurance’. Graduates of honours science and engineering degree programmes with quality assurance as a component subject would usually be eligible provided they have sufficient appropriate experience. Applications on an “equivalent” basis are considered on an individual basis.



As coursework on this programme involves a significant quantity of both oral and written reports, examinations, and presentations, applicants must be competent in spoken and written English.

 

To Apply

 

  • Online application is open for course commencing September 2020
  • Once an application is approved, a €350 fee to accept the place on the course must be paid within 7 days. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee. You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
  • Note: Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application. Applications will not be assessed unless applicants  supply details of qualifications and experience.
  • Provided applicants are qualified for the course for which they are applying, then a system of first come first served will operate.

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
     
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

     

  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

     
  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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