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Certificate in Quality Management (Part-time)

Certificate in Quality Management (Part Time)

Applications for 2021/22 are no longer being accepted.

Discipline: Analytical, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Science

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Two years

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Entry Requirements: Minimum of a major award at Level 6 (Higher Certificate) to be eligible to apply.

Places: 30


€800 for Quality Management 1/ Excellence Ireland Diploma in Quality Part 1

€800 for Quality Management 2/ Excellence Ireland Diploma in Quality Part 2

Why Study?

Programme Modules

The make-up of the Certificate in Quality is:


Career Opportunities

  • The Excellence Ireland Diploma in Quality qualification helps operators move into Quality Inspector - type roles.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Quality for Industry helps people obtain promotion to Line Leader/ Supervisor roles. 

Follow-on Studies: 

Essential Information: 

Additional Fees

There are additional membership and exam fees (€175 per year) payable directly to Excellence Ireland.  



Quality Management 1 and 2 commence in September 2021.

The first half of this Certificate (Quality Management 1/ Excellence Ireland Diploma in Quality Part 1) is delivered on Tuesday evenings, from 6.30pm-9.30pm, from September 2021 to May 2022.

The second half of this Certificate (Quality Management 2/ Excellence Ireland Diploma in Quality Part 2) (10 Credits Level 7) is delivered on Tuesday evenings the following year, from 6.30pm-9.30pm, from September 2022 to May 2023.

It is possible to complete all three Certificates in two years. This is subject to the timetable and may change in future years. For an overview of the Special Purpose Awards in Quality please see here


Entry requirements

  • Applicants must hold a minimum of a major award at Level 6 (Higher Certificate) to be eligible to apply for the Level 7 Special Purpose Award.
  • It is a prerequisite, that you have passed Quality Management 1 before you can start Quality Management 2, Six Sigma or the Project modules. 


Eligibility Criteria for individual Special Purpose Awards or for the full Level 7 degree:

To do the full Level 7 degree in Quality for Industry, you need to hold a Level 6 award in Science, Business or Engineering.  If you have foreign qualifications, please send an official transcript (with English translation if necessary) to so that we can map your award to the Irish system.


Recognition of your experience in industry (also known as recognition of prior learning (RPL)):

If you do not hold a Level 6 award, and if you have significant experience in industry (medical device, or pharmaceutical industry), then you could apply to GMIT to have your work experience reviewed to determine if it can be accredited as being the equivalent to a Level 6 award.  For more information or to apply, go to


Application Process

Online applications for September 2021 will open on 06th April. 

How to Apply

Applications for 2021/22 are now closed. 

Please refer to this FAQ which may address any specific questions relating to the Quality Special Purpose Awards.

If you have any queries on this please email


Recognition of Prior Learning may be used to gain access to this programme in accordance with GMIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning policy.  For more information on the RPL policy, please visit 


Closing Date for Applications

30th August, 2021.


Student Cards

Students who enrol for this Certificate will qualify for issuing of a GMIT Student ID Card. 


Data Protection

It is important to note that by enrolling on the Certificate in Quality at GMIT, which is run in conjunction with Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA), you are agreeing to your personal information (name, email address, phone number and examination results) being shared with EIQA for the purpose of obtaining your Diploma in Quality.

Download Document(s): 

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Contact Us

Course details

Michelle Healy
Department of Graduate Studies and Professional Development
Dublin Rd. Galway

Tel: 091 742452