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Certificate in Quality Management & Statistics (Online)

Status: Closed




30 weeks


Applied Science

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



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 medical devices 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 upskilling learners who aspire to supervisory or management roles and/or who need an understanding of Lean Six Sigma (at Yellow Belt Level).


What are the entry requirements?

QQI Level 6 award, or equivalent qualification in business/engineering or science, and/or relevant life and work experience. Applicants may also be eligible for entry according to LIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning procedures.

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 the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?


The programme comprises of three modules.

Semester 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.

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; employ appropriate key problem solving tools e.g. root cause analysis & causal factors; demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of cGMP guidelines as issued by various authorities; and present a case study to show understanding of processes and Quality Assurance.

Semester 2

Quality Management Project

This module may be completed in conjunction with the workplace of the learner. 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.

Are there opportunities for further study?

This Certificate, along with the Certificate in Science in Quality (EIQA) and the Certificate in Science in Regulatory Affairs & Quality, can be combined to make up the add on level 7 Bachelor of Science (Ordinary) degree in Quality for Industry.


More Information


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

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.


The modules in semester 1 will be assessed by a combination of Continuous Assessment and Final Examination papers (50%/50%). In semester 2 the project module will be 100% Continuous Assessment.

EXAMS: 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)


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

Application Deadline

14th September 2020

For queries relating to the course content contact

Dr. Tracey Larkin


Course Fees

€1,700 TBC for 2021.

This programme was Springboard funded in 2020 and the fee for employed applicants was €170.

Please see for eligibility criteria details.

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.




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