Certificate in Quality Management and Statistics (September 2021)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB21-QMS-L7-20)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Quality Management & Statistics (Special Purpose Award, Level 7, 20 Credits)

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

20

Department

Applied Science

General Information
Contact

Sinéad Liston

Email

springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293026

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Important Dates
Application Deadline

30/07/2021

Start Date

13/09/2021

End Date

26/05/2022

About this Course

The Certificate in Quality Management and Statistics is a 20 credit Special Purpose Award at Level 7. The aim of the Certificate in Quality Management & Statistics is to provide students with the basic skills necessary to work in the area of Quality within the healthcare, (bio)pharmaceutical and allied industries, specifically the Management of Quality with the aid of statistical methodologies like lean Six Sigma in those industries. It is aimed at up-skilling learners who aspire to supervisory or management roles and/or who need an understanding of Lean Six Sigma (at Yellow Belt Level).

It is designed for both job-seekers and those in employment who already have a minimum level 6 qualification in a relevant area.

The course comprises 3 modules:
1. Statistics and Lean Six Sigma for Quality Management
2. Quality Management Practices
3. Quality Management Project

The course is delivered entirely on-line. To begin students will have an induction to the college resources and Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). The modules will be delivered online through a combination of recorded and live lectures with all course materials available through Moodle and accessible remotely.

The Quality Management Project will be mentored by an academic but maybe industrially tailored to the student's relevant industry/expertise. Assessments will be via online continuous assessments, final online exam, and presentations.

Entry Requirements

1. Applicants must hold proof of a Higher Certificate in Business, Engineering or Science at level 6. Alternatively applicants may give evidence for Recognition of Prior Learning
Current CV *must be up to date
Proof of nationality ie. passport
Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

2. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the educational qualification entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online here and then email Springboard@lit.ie requesting consideration under LIT’s RPL policy. Please state your unique Springboard reference number, name and chosen course.

3. ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements. We do not require proof of IELTS however, each applicant must ensure that their English is to above standard and they will be able to participate without any language barrier.

4. EXAMS: The modules in semester 1 and semester 2 will be assessed by a combination of Continuous Assessment and Final Examination papers online.

Please note that the exams for this course will take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. TBC closer to Exam Time.

5. FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €1,800. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €180. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 21-22 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***

Long Description

The Certificate in Quality Management and Statistics is a 20 credit Special Purpose Award at Level 7. The aim of the Certificate in Quality Management & Statistics is to provide students with the basic skills necessary to work in the area of Quality within the healthcare, (bio)pharmaceutical and allied industries, specifically the Management of Quality with the aid of statistical methodologies like lean Six Sigma in those industries. It is aimed at up-skilling learners who aspire to supervisory or management roles and/or who need an understanding of Lean Six Sigma (at Yellow Belt Level).

It is designed for both job-seekers and those in employment who already have a minimum level 6 qualification in a relevant area.

The course comprises 3 modules:
1. Statistics and Lean Six Sigma for Quality Management
Learners will be able to utilise statistical methods for handling, analysing and interpreting data; demonstrate proficiency in creation and interpretation of control charts; Describe tools and techniques required to measure, control and improve processes spanning the product lifecycle; and demonstrate knowledge of six sigma and lean manufacturing.

2. Quality Management Practices
Learners will be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge, show experience and understanding of quality management principles and methods used in business to achieve results and customer satisfaction; quality management philosophies, strategic planning, leadership, team dynamics, communication, employee engagement, creative thinking, innovation, brain storming and management of change

3. Quality Management Project
The learner will select and research a topic in a relevant area of Quality Management; plan, undertake and manage a project within a specified timeframe using limited resources; Apply the appropriate tools, methods, techniques and technologies in the solution of the problem and the management of the project in accordance with relevant regulatory standards; critically analyse the results of the project and make comprehensive recommendations if further work is necessary on the project or to improve the solution; and produce a clear, concise thesis document detailing all work done in accordance with currently accepted standards and make a final oral presentation on project progress and conclusions.

The course is delivered entirely on-line. To begin students will have an induction to the college resources and Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). The modules will be delivered online through a combination of recorded and live lectures with all course materials available through Moodle and accessible remotely.

The Quality Management Project will be mentored by an academic but maybe industrially tailored to the student's relevant industry/expertise. Assessments will be via online continuous assessments, final online exam, and presentations.

Assessment
The modules in semester 1 and semester 2 will be assessed by a combination of Continuous Assessment and Final Examination papers Online.

What will the time commitment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Timetable Info

Online delivery 1 evening per week (TBC), 3 hours per week
6.30pm - 9.30pm
30 weeks

September 2021 - May 2021

Delivery Notes

Online

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Sinéad Liston

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+353 61 293026

Email

springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL Policy.

Application Procedures

Apply online here at www.springboardcourses.ie. Once you submit your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement email with a unique reference application number. Please quote this reference number when contacting Springboard LIT.

To complete the application process you must upload the following supporting documents via the Springboard portal. Supporting documents will not be accepted via email/post as they must be accessible via the Springboard portal to secure funding for your place:

1. Current CV *must be up to date
2. Proof of existing level 6 educational qualification or equivalent
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed by the Programme Team. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL Supporting Documents are uploaded to your application. The onus is on each applicant to ensure ALL documents are uploaded. LIT will not pursue applicants for missing documents.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a 10% fee of €180 to secure their place on the programme. This 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid before commencement date.

EMPLOYED APPLICANTS: ONE of the following: A recent payslip / most recent P60 / revenue documentation letter from employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents) / letter/email from employer / proof from company website etc. Dated within the last month.

UNEMPLOYED APPLICANTS: Proof of social welfare: Written confirmation from the Department of Employment Social Protection (DEASP) that you are a Social Welfare recipient at the commencement of the course. Name of payment. Receipt from Post Office may suffice. Dated within the last month.

RETURNERS: 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 have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Download here and have completed by Peace Commissioner (no charge) or Commissioner of Oaths.

FORMERLY SELF-EMPLOYED: Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.

EXAMS: The modules in semester 1 and semester 2 will be assessed by a combination of Continuous Assessment and Final Examination papers Online.Please note that the exams for this course will take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. TBC closer to Exam Time.

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €1,800. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €180. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 21-22 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***