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    Programme Title  Certificate in Six Sigma and Business Improvement
    CAO Code  Not available via CAO
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  2 Semesters
    Standard Code Places:  30
    National Framework Level  9
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    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.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Level 8 award in Business/Science/Engineering or an equivalent qualification.
    Applicants without a Level 8 award may also be eligible to apply on the grounds of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent to a Level 8 award.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesNo of credits
     Semester 1/2  Six Sigma Management  10
     Statistical Techniques  10
     Applied Industry Project  10
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this programme learners will be able to:
    • Apply a broad range of business skills which will enable him/her to function effectively in a business environment.
    • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the principles and practice of Six Sigma and Statistics.
    • Demonstrate a range of statistical and six sigma techniques that can lead to identification of areas for improvements.
    • Recognise and evaluate the professional/transferable competencies that are essential and relevant within a particular context
    • Conduct research within the areas of Six Sigma and evaluate its application in practice
    Follow-on courses
    Postgradate Diploma in Six Sigma and Business Improvement
    Career opportunities
    Lean / Six Sigma skills are very much in demand in Ireland.   This Level 9 Certificate is strongly aligned with industry job requirements regionally, nationally and internationally.  The programme facilitates the accelerated up-skilling of a graduate in an area other than the principal area of their preceding Level 8 studies.

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