The CQI and IRCA Foundation Quality Management courses provide you with an understanding of quality management essentials and are designed for individuals just beginning their career in quality, or who work in other functions/departments or professions.

The Introduction to Risk Management course gives you a solid foundation in the principles and practices of Risk Management.  You can find out what you’ll study, how you’ll learn and how you’ll be assessed, below.

Download Foundation Courses Brochure here.

(Introduction to Risk Management – unique ID number 1702).

Gain a solid foundation in the principles and practices of Risk Management with this course. Delegates will learn the key knowledge, tools and methods required to apply risk management to a wide range of organisational situations and contexts – and to continuously improve risk assessment processes and overall quality.

  • Introduction to risk and its importance in organisational leadership and ISO 9001 including legal aspects, regulatory, corporate governance, social responsibility, sustainability and organisational prosperity.
  • Types of organisational risk including external influences and benefits of addressing them.
  • Awareness of ISO 31000 and risk management principles, framework and lifecycle process.
  • Roles in risk management.
  • Overview of methods for risk identification and typical tools such as idea generation.
  • Overview of analysis tools such as risk register, risk matrix, PDPC, FTA, FMEA.
  • Overview of risk response and typical tools such as mistake proofing (Poka-yoke).

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 foundation courses is workbook based.

The Foundation level courses are aimed at those beginning their careers in Quality or who work in other functions – there are no set entry requirements for these courses.
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 completion.





Practitioner courses in Quality Management enable you to develop your understanding of management level quality topics. And, how this knowledge applies to your role, within your organisation and industry. If you are already working in a quality role, these courses are for you.
If you are an experienced quality professional, consider the CQI and IRCA Professional Quality Management training courses. These courses are suitable if you're looking to succeed at a strategic level. What's more, they also meet the knowledge requirements for CQI membership at Chartered Quality Professional level.
60,000 delegates in over 100 countries across the world take CQI and IRCA Certified Training every year.