Certificate in Operations, Quality and Lean Management (Athlone - January 2019)

Athlone Institute of Technology (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Operations, Quality and Lean Management

NFQ Level

6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Mixed, Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Lifelong Learning

Skills Area

Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics

General Information
Contact

Janine King, Department of Lifelong Learning.

Email

jking@ait.ie

Phone

090 6483054

Address

Department of Lifelong Learning, Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

Role

Course Co-ordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/01/2019

Start Date

31/01/2019

End Date

20/12/2019

About this Course

The course is suitable for people who wish to develop their careers in the Manufacturing (e.g. Food, Biopharamchem, Med-Tech, Engineering) and/or service sectors (e.g. Retail, Hospitality, Call Centres, Financial Services) but with a specific interest in the area of quality operations.

On completion students will have a general business operations perspective complemented by skills in the area of Quality Assurance (Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt), and also have developed multidisciplinary skills in operations, quality and lean management

Objectives

The objectives of the programme are:

1. To provide the students with a knowledge of those business disciplines which form the basis for a successful career in the field of Operations, Quality and Lean Management in an industrial, commercial or public service setting.

2. To develop the student's understanding of the environmental factors which impact the field of Operations, Quality and Lean Management, the growth, and the success of modern business organisations.

3. To enhance the student's awareness of the functional areas of business.

4. To develop the student's ability to apply a variety of business related, Operations Management principles, Quality Management Principles and Lean Management skills to a wide range of business scenarios.

5. To increase the student's awareness of how effective interpersonal relations at work contributes to the public image of an organisation and to its success.

6. To enhance student's awareness of potential business and innovation opportunities, appropriate technologies, and operational tools appropriate to the modern business environment.

7. To cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and innovation amongst students.

8. To develop the student's communication skills.

9. To provide the necessary foundation for those students who may wish to proceed to a further qualification.

Entry Requirements

Mature applicants (i.e. over 23 years of age)
or
Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examinations. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish)
or
Any QQI level 5 qualification
or
an approved equivalent qualification.

Long Description

The primary aim of this course is to produce competent workers in the field of Operations, Quality and Lean Management, with the appropriate multi-disciplinary skills to meet local, regional, and national needs at an introductory level.

This course will satisfy the minimum-skilled requirements for an individual wishing to commence work in an Operations, Quality and Lean Management environment.

Modules are:
- Introduction to Statistics
- Fundamentals of Quality Assurance
- Learning and Development for Higher Education
- Lean Management
- Business Management
- Operations Management
- Quality Management
- Professional Development and Career Planning

Why Choose This Course

Seeking to develop new skills or increase your current skills in the areas of Operations, Quality and Lean Management? Then, this FREE programme
which is relevant to all business areas (Science, Retail, Technology, Tourism and other) is for you!

Career Opportunities

The course is suitable for people who wish to develop their careers in the Manufacturing (e.g. Food, Biopharamchem, Med-Tech, Engineering) and/or service sectors (e.g. Retail, Hospitality, Call Centres, Financial Services) but with a specific interest in the area of quality operations.

On completion students will have a general business operations perspective complemented by skills in the area of Quality Assurance (Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt), and also have developed multidisciplinary skills in operations, quality and lean management.

Timetable Info

One year part-time

Monday and Wednesday evenings 6.00pm to 10.00pm

PLUS three Saturdays per semester.

Please note there will be Induction on Saturday 26 January 2019 - this is compulsory for all applicants.

Delivery Location

Primary location is the Main Campus, Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

Delivery Notes

This programme is primarily classroom based, however all course notes will be uploaded to Moodle, our virtual learning environment, so students can access these anytime, anywhere using their phone, tablet, pc or laptop.

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Janine King, Department of Lifelong Learning

Address

Department of Lifelong Learning, Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

Phone

090 64 83054

Email

jking@ait.ie

Application Procedures

Applications to be made on www.springboardcourses.ie

Applicants must also submit supporting documentation with regard to eligibility to Janine King by email jking@ait.ie

Please contact Janine King if you have any queries in relation to this.