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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_SQUAS_6
  • Field of StudyQuality
  • Type of CourseCertificate
  • Type of QualificationCertificate
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date16th September 2019
  • Start DateSeptember
  • Level6
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
This is designed as a first course in quality assurance and control. Graduates will have the ability to apply and maintain quality assurance/quality control systems in an industrial environment to support delivery of a quality product or service. The course emphasises everyday practical aspects concerning the use of basic quality techniques in industry, and will be useful both to those who require some basic methodology of quality, and those who hope to progress within the world of quality management.

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.

An Information session will take place on Wednesday 4th September 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


Course Fee: €400 per 5 credit module, i.e. €800 overall (includes registration examination fee)


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


Module 1 is delivered and examined during semester 1, and module 2 is then completed during semester 2.



Certificate in Quality Assurance - Special Purpose Award (Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications).


Awarding Body

Cork Institute of Technology.

Applicants should preferably have a technician level qualification, or work experience in the quality area together with an appropriate educational background. Other applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

Module 1

Fundamentals of Quality Assurance

Module 2

Introduction to Quality Management, Validation, and Statistical Quality Control

  • The function of quality assurance in manufacturing and service
  • The role of quality control
  • Human aspects of quality
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Documentation for quality assurance
  • Calibration concepts
  • Quality costing methods
  • Sampling inspection
  • Design and use of quality control charts
  • Understanding variability in processes
  • Validation: theory, role, and application
  • Managing quality assurance systems


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