What course do I want?
In 2010 the CQI announced a complete revision of its courses leading to the qualification Diploma in Quality Management and at the same time announced that it had introduced 6 new Certificates for the varying needs of the students and or their employers.
The object of these changes is to enable the student to select the courses and topics that are most relevant to their needs and not spend time on topics of little interest or use.
We can assist you in making the appropriate choices but hopefully you can do this yourself by studying the information below. Alternatively you can see all of the options on the Matrix included on this site.
Once you have made your choice and decided whether you want distance learning, residential or non residential for the assisted learning part of our public courses or an in house application if you represent an organisation with several people to train, please then contact us for the relevant documentation. The process begins with the potential participants registering with the CQI and also with DHI.
The Certificates are designed to meet the needs of specific job functions, for example:
|The Level 3 Certificate in Quality management
||Provides a general and basic understanding of the principle topics related to quality.|
It gives a valuable insight into each of the key disciplines and would be invaluable for those involved in quality related activities, those who may later aspire to more specific quality related work or for a general level of understanding of quality by the entire workforce.
The Level 5 Certificate in Systems management
Is of benefit to those responsible for the manangement or creation of Quality Management systems within an organisation. This could include ISO 9000 based systems, EFQM or Baldrige Models, or even own design such as Hoshin Kanri because the Units included go into the basic principles upon which all management systems are founded.
The Level 5 Certificate in Assuring service and product quality
Is designed to meet the needs of those concerned with new product or service development through the chain from identifying the possible needs of the user through to final disposal and obsolescence.
The Level 5 Certificate Managing supply chain quality
Is self explanatory and includes everything from the identification of potential suppliers, through selection to management and control.
The Level 5 Certificate Quality Improvement for business
Includes all of the methods that are these days associated with Lean Six Sigma programmes but not to the depth of Six Sigma Black Belt. Lean tools are included which will enable the student to organise and manage a business improvement programme within his/her organisation.
The Level 5 Certificate in Quality Management systems audit
This programme is relevant to everyone who may be engaged in either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd party auding both as the auditor or the auditee.
By clicking on each of the above Certificates, they can be considered in more detail. It will be seen that each comprises a number of Units and each of these can also be viewed in more detail. Collectively most but not all of these particularly the Level 5 Units (with the exception of the Audit Unit which is Level 3, are included in the Diploma in Quality Management