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Quality Assurance - Cork

Lifelong Learning
CR_SQUAS_6

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.

Award Name Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Special Purpose
Awarding Body Munster Technological University
NFQ Level Level 6 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ) Special Purpose Munster Technological University Level 6 NFQ
Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Blended, Evening, Part time
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits:
10

Duration

1 year, Part-time, Blended.

Course Delivery
Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday, 7pm – 10pm (Usually Monday).

One evening per week for one academic year. Module 1 is delivered and examined during semester 1, and module 2 is then completed during semester 2. The format for this academic year through blended delivery. The course consists of two modules, each worth 5 credits.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally 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.

What is RPL?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is when formal recognition is given for what you already know prior to starting on a programme or module. With recognition of prior learning the focus is on learning and not on experience as such. You can apply for RPL in any MTU accredited programme or module. Programmes which are accredited by professional bodies or any external awarding bodies may have their own procedures for RPL which you should refer to.

Careers / Further progression

Progression
This programme is suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in Quality in the following sectors: Pharma, Biopharma, Medical Device, MedTech, Clinical, Water, Food, Beverage, Security, Agri-food, Warehousing, Construction, Retail, Building Supplies and IT.

Course Web Page

Further information

MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork, Online

€400 per module, i.e. €800 overall (inc. registration exam fee)

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you, and you wish to accept it.

23rd September 2024

Overview
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.

Modules

Module 1: Fundamentals of Quality Assurance
• 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

Module 2: Introduction to Quality Management, Validation, and Statistical Quality Control
• 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

Dr Mary Lehane
T: 021 433 5866
Email: mary.lehane@mtu.ie

Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Blended, Evening, Part time
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits:
10