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Diploma Lean Fundamentals

The Diploma in Lean Fundamentals is a one year Level 7 programme (special purpose award) developed to meet specified industry needs. It is aimed at operative, associate, or administrative level employees requiring knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of lean.

This Diploma is a practitioner programme, with participants having diverse backgrounds and experiences and coming from a variety of organisations and sectors. Such diversity enriches the overall education and learning experience for each participant. The innovative use of work-based learning and an employer-based continuous improvement project enables practical application of learning and skills acquired on the programme.

The programme is flexibly-delivered across three semesters, with the Applied Lean Organisation Project (ALOP) comprising 30 of the overall 60 Credits. The ALOP runs throughout the year and is an employer-based continuous improvement project enabling participants apply their lean knowledge and skills to a work-related "problem".

This practical approach and engaging use of work-based learning ensures that the learning acquired on the programme is realised and applied in real-time, providing concrete benefits to participants and their employer organisations.

Applications are invited from candidates on a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) basis wherein a candidate’s accredited (formal education) and/or unaccredited (work experience) will be considered when assessing applications. In addition to meeting the minimum entry requirements, applicants:

•Must be nominated for the programme by their employers

•Must have a continuous improvement project from their employers to work on for the year

•Must have their employers assign them with an industry mentor for the year

View Waterford Institute of Technology Diploma Lean Fundamentals Outline 

Duration

1 year - course will run from September through August each year and will be delivered as two Friday-Saturday blocks (during the 9-5 period) per month , plus blended hours

Course Certification

Level 7 60ECTS

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Continuous Improvement Introduction

Objectives and Benefits:

The objectives of the training will provide participants with an overview of Continuous Improvement concepts, tools and techniques to enable them to unleash the full potential of their organisations, thereby propelling customer and shareholder satisfaction to new heights. The course will also present the essential elements necessary to deploy a successful Continuous Improvement programme within their organisations.

The programme aims to provide an overview of:

  • Key Concepts of Continuous Improvement
  • Continuous Improvement Tools and Techniques
  • The Roles, Responsibilities and Skill Set for Each Member of a Continuous Improvement Programme
  • Consideration of Continuous Improvement Deployment Critical Issues, Implementation Strategies, and Lessons Learned
  • The Key Ingredients for Continuous Improvement Implementation Success

Who Should Attend

Senior Management / Managers responsible for Implementation of Continuous Improvement Programme

PQM – Continuous Improvement Introduction Course Overview

Duration

1 Day

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LEAN Manufacturing Tools

Objectives and Benefits:

The objectives of this programme are designed to provide delegates with a detailed knowledge of the key tools involved in introducing LEAN Manufacturing.

The workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skill to:

  • Enable the introduction of LEAN improvement activities in their area of responsibility.
  • Participate in the implementation of LEAN principles Company-Wide.

Who Should Attend

The Programme is aimed at company personnel in Materials, Quality, Engineering and Production. Each participant will be required to identify a LEAN Improvement Project.

PQM – LEAN Manufacturing Tools Programme Details

Duration

4 Days

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Certificate in Lean Six Sigma

The Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is suitable for employees who spend some of their time on process improvement teams or in analyzing and solving quality problems. Typical participants include managers, internal consultants, change agents, project managers and team leaders and should be working under the supervision of a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Lean Six Sigma Course Outline

Duration

The programme is delivered over a period of 3.5 months involving 6.5 class contact days and 21 hours of online delivery

Course Certification

Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications for 15 credits.

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Certificate in Operations, Quality and Lean Management

The primary aim of this course is to produce competent workers in the field of Operations, Quality and Lean Management, with the appropriate multi-disciplinary skills to meet local, regional, and national needs at an introductory level.

This course will satisfy the minimum-skilled requirements for an individual wishing to commence work in an Operations, Quality and Lean Management environment.

Note: The programme may be delivered in regional locations (Tullamore, Mullingar, Longford depending on sufficient enrolments and at different times - details from the Department of Lifelong Learning.

Athlone Institute of Technology Certificate in Operations, Quality and Lean Management  Course Outline

Duration

1 year: 24 weeks Tuesday and Thursday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Course Certification

Certificate - NFQ Level 6

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Certificate Lean Six Sigma

The aim of this programme is to give participants an understanding of general management principles and of how Lean Six Sigma is managed in a manufacturing or service organisation. It will explain the methodology of Lean Six Sigma improvement, in particular the various tools and techniques for analysis. The objective is to produce competent workers in the field of Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) with the appropriate multi-disciplinary skills to meet local, regional, and national needs.

Athlone Institute of Technology Certificate Lean Six Sigma Course Outline 

Duration

12 Weeks - Wednesdays 6.00pm - 10.00pm

Course Certification

Certificate NFQ Level 7

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Certificate in Six Sigma and Business Improvement

Six Sigma is a business practice for eliminating waste and focusing on processes that add value while eliminating non-value adding activities.  This Postgraduate Certificate will provide participants with an introduction to six sigma management and statistical techniques.  Learners will also complete an applied industry project where they will have the opportunity to practically apply the knowledge, skills and competencies gained from formal study and propose an improvement plan for a company based on Six Sigma Methodology.

Letterkenny Institute of Technology Certificate in Six Sigma and Business Improvement Course Outline 

Duration

2 Semesters

Course Certification

Certificate - LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC

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Certificate in Purchasing Strategy, Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma

This certificate in Purchasing Strategy, Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma is designed to provide participants with specific knowledge of procurement and quality across many sectors. It will give participants the tools they need to understand the fundamentals of the purchasing role – it is about getting the right product, in the right quantity, at the right quality, in the right place at the right time, for the right customer at the right cost whilst continually focusing on quality and eradicating waste from your processes. It is designed to appeal to those who are looking to re-skill or upskill within this Sector.

Institute of Technology Carlow Certificate in Purchasing Strategy, Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma Course Outline

Duration

1 year part Time

Course Certification

Certificate NFQ Level 6

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