Certificate in Operations, Quality and Lean Management (Tullamore - September 2019)

Athlone Institute of Technology (LL Course will take place in Tullamore,Co Offaly)
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

General Information
Contact

Janine King, Department of Lifelong Learning

Email

jking@ait.ie

Phone

090 6483050

Address

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

Role

Course Co-ordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

30/08/2019

Start Date

23/09/2019

End Date

03/04/2020

About this Course

The main objective of the Certificate in Operations, Quality and Lean Management is to provide learners of all backgrounds with the opportunity to explore and develop their interest in these industries and sectors.

This course will give learners the opportunity to further their skill, or re-skill and make a positive contribution to the economy through gaining an understanding of the dynamics of business and in particular from an industry perspective ensuring they are better at making decisions, solving problems and skilled for the workplace of the future.

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

On successful completion of this programme the learner will have the requisite skills and knowledge of
1) the 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) environmental factors which impact the field of Operations, Quality and Lean Management, the growth, and the success of modern business organisations.
3) a variety of business related, Operations Management principles, Quality Management Principles and Lean Management skills as they apply to a wide range of business scenarios.
4) potential business and innovation opportunities, appropriate technologies, and operational tools appropriate to the modern business environment.

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

This programme is aimed at those already working in or who are interested in pursuing a career in an operations, quality and lean management role in all industry sectors. The aim of this programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop the technical, scientific, interpersonal knowledge, skills and competencies required for operational, quality and lean management roles in organizations. The course will assist the learner in becoming a more effective employee in these various roles. It is designed to apply across all industry sectors however in recent times increasing numbers of companies in the Midlands region have been to the forefront in seeking this qualification. Their objective to reskill or upskill existing employees to take up roles in operations, quality and lean management. It is also suitable for unemployed persons that meet the entry requirements. Developed in association with industry leaders, this specialist course promotes a critical awareness of the most recent advances in the field of operations, quality and lean management. It is also suitable for unemployed persons that meet the entry requirements. This programme is a direct response to support our industry partners in the midlands and beyond as they try to mitigate against the perceived risk owing to Brexit including the expected changes in all aspects of business operations and management.

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

Two evenings per week 6.00pm to 10.00pm

PLUS three Saturdays per semester.

Please note there will be Induction on Saturday 21 September 2019 - this is compulsory for all applicants.

Delivery Location

Primary location is Tullamore Town for all evening classes.
Saturday classes will take place in 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
Contact Person

Janine King, Department of Lifelong Learning

Address

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

Phone

090 6483050

Email

jking@ait.ie

Application Procedures

Applications to be made only on www.springboardcourses.ie

This is a FREE programme for those that are eligible - see details of eligibility below.

When making your application (or as soon as possible after) you MUST EMAIL to lifelonglearning@ait.ie a brief recent CV and a scan / photo of one of the following documents to demonstrate your eligibility to be offered a place on the programme:
1) If you are employed: a recent payslip / most recent P60 / letter from my employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents).
2) If you are unemployed: a DSP payment slip / letter from DSP confirming your payment type/what you are signing for.
3) If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and I have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarised affidavit confirming this (a template for this is available here: https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Declaration%20for%20Returners%20(V2%202018).pdf
4) If you were previously self employed: a letter/statement from Revenue stating that I am no longer trading or a similar letter from my
(former) accountant.

Applications that do not EMAIL the relevant documentation cannot be assessed for a place on the programme, and places are limited, so it is imperative that you EMAIL all necessary documentation when making your application or as soon as possible after.

With regard to eligibility for a place on this programme, if offered a place you will also be asked to declare that you have lived in an EU country for three years out of the last five in addition to the requirements above.

Please contact Maria Slevin, Lifelong Learning, AIT if you have any queries in relation to this - email mslevin@ait.ie tel 0906483052

The personal data being collected is required for assessing your eligibility for a place on this programme. If you are successful and accept an offer of a place then the details required for registration will be retained in line with our Student Privacy Policy – www.ait.ie/gdpr. Your redacted payslip/ P60 record will be held securely by the Lifelong Learning Department for at least 6 years, in line with ESF funding requirements. If you are not successful, or if you withdraw from the programme within six weeks of commencement, your data will be destroyed securely.