The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), the charter body for quality management professionals in the United Kingdom, and the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), a leading professional body for management system auditors, have announced that they are expanding their portfolio of certified training courses.
CQI and IRCA Certified Training Courses
The expanded range of certified training courses will enable organizations to offer a wider variety of training options aligned to the CQI Competence Framework.
The course specifications released to the approved training partners responsible for delivering the courses include two levels of training:
- Foundation level courses are for individuals who are new to the quality field or who may work in a different profession.
- Practitioner level courses are designed to provide a full understanding of quality at a management level for individuals already practicing in the quality arena who are vying for a middle management position.
A third level of training courses, Professional level, will also be released to approved training partners in the near future.
New Training Courses Offer Up-to-Date Information
The expanded training portfolio comes after a review of information provided by students, employers, and training providers. The new courses will provide updated information that better reflects the nature of the modern quality and auditing professions.
“Our new model brings together the quality management courses offered by the CQI and the auditor courses offered by IRCA to give you the opportunity to learn relevant, up-to-date knowledge and skills that will help you to increase your own value, and that of quality, in the workplace,” said acting CEO of CQI Vince Desmond. “All CQI and IRCA certified training is mapped against the Competency Framework. This means learning is aligned with the skill and knowledge required by the profession and called on by industry.”
Learn more about CQI and IRCA’s expanded portfolio of training courses at the IRCA website, www.IRCA.org.