The CQI and IRCA Professional Quality Management courses are aimed at experienced practitioners looking to advance to a strategic level and aspiring to become a Chartered Quality Professional. They meet the knowledge requirements for membership of the CQI at Chartered Quality Professional level (CQP MCQI).

The Leading Supply Chain Assurance (PR305) course will develop your skills to ensure stakeholder requirements are meet across the supply chain. You can find out what you’ll study, how you’ll learn and how you’ll be assessed, below.

Download the Professional course brochure here.

(Leading Supply Chain Assurance – unique ID number 1859).

This course develops leadership skills to assure that stakeholder requirements are met in the whole supply chain, develop strategies for assessing supply chain capability, coach and facilitate top management teams in the deployment of strategic leadership of supply chain management.

  • Organisational drivers for outsourcing – benefits, opportunities and risks.
  • Organisational aspects of supply chain structures:
    • Deciding which processes to outsource and which to retain
    • Innovation and partnering
    • Organisational focus
    • Economic efficiency
    • Capabilities
  • Introduction to supply chain management:
    • Roles
    • Processes
    • Contract management
    • Sustainability
    • Optimisation
  • Procurement and supply policies:
    • Introduction to the implications for procurement of the World Economic Forum
    • Environmental and socially sustainable procurement
    • Supply policies (fraud, bribery, corruption, environmental law, fair trade, reputation and human rights).
  • Supply chain management techniques:
    • Tenders and supplier selection
    • Information flow, order cycles, inventory, logistics
    • Contracts and legal aspects
    • Lifetime economic effectiveness
    • Warehouse management, international trade/freight, materials planning
    • Technology – supply chain management systems.
  • Supplier development assurance:
    • Roles in supply chain assurance.
    • Audit planning and management – accountability and auditability.
    • Developing and managing supplier audit programmes.
    • Managing risk in a supply chain.
    • Partnering and improvement in the supply chain network.
    • Supplier development strategies.
    • Supplier development assurance and management – accountability and auditability.
    • Leading advanced quality planning with suppliers.

All of our courses are delivered by supported distance learning – which simply means you can study at home or work, at a time – and a pace – which suits you.

Once you’ve enrolled, your dedicated tutor will contact you to arrange your induction.  They’ll go through everything you need to know, and you’ll agree your learning plan.

We’ll also email your login details along with a weblink to our online learning system.  Here you’ll have 24/7 access to everything you need to complete your course – your learning, study support and assessment materials and tutor will provide timely advice, support and feedback throughout your course.

This means:

  • You’re not constrained to set dates/times for training – you can start when you’re ready.
  • You can complete your training at a pace that’s best for you – if you have more time than expected you can accelerate your learning and complete earlier than planned.
  • You can access course learning, assessment and study support materials, receive feedback and support and sit your exam at a time and place that works for you.

Once you’ve successfully completed your course you’ll receive a digital CQI and IRCA accredited certificate.  It really is that simple.

  • Assessment for Professional courses is workbook based.

      The CQI and IRCA Professional level courses in Quality Management are aimed at experienced practitioners looking to advance to a strategic level and aspiring to become a Chartered Quality Professional.

      At the point of enrolment, we ask you to provide a brief statement on your experience, training, qualifications and study goals (or you can send your CV). Our Programme Lead will assess this to ensure the level is appropriate and will support your development aims.

      Suggested prior learning: Managing Supply Chains (PT206).

      If you are unsure which level or course is right for you, you can use the CQI tool to help you decide (https://www.quality.org/training/quiz). Or, get in touch with us to request a free consultation.

      On successful completion you will be awarded a certificate of achievement.

      The Professional Certificate in Quality Management is awarded, by the CQI, following the successful completion of all six Professional courses.





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