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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 Date7th September 2020
  • 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.

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.


To Apply


  • Online application is open for course commencing September,
  • Once an application is approved a €400 fee to accept the place on the course must be paid within 7 days. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.  
  • 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.

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


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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