Develop your knowledge and skills in quality management
The IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice Distance Learning course in Quality Management is delivered in partnership with the Ulster University. It will support you in developing your quality management skills and basic knowledge of quality management.
Applications for the Certificate of Expert Practice (CEP) online qualifications in Leadership and Management, Quality Management and Training for 2018 have now closed.
We will start taking applications for the 2019 course in August 2018.
Quality Management course content and assessment
The course comprises of six modules (two weeks study each) as follows:
- Introduction to Quality Management
- Quality Management Systems
- Conformance Management
More information on the learning outcomes for each module can be found here
You can access course content through a designated area of the Ulster University's website, which includes candidate email and discussion forums.
IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Quality Management is assessed through two reflective learning statements and an online examination:
- Your first reflective statement should critically capture how the discussion forums have assisted your learning during the course
- Your second extended reflective statement should show what you will change in your own practice as a result of doing this course and the steps you would take to do so
- The online examination lasts 75 minutes with 42 questions in total composed of 36 multiple-choice and six short answer questions covering all course modules
Quality Management course dates
The course dates for 2018 are:
|Applications for 2018 open||W/C 14 August 2017|
|Closing date for applications||8 December 2017|
|Log-in details available||First week of January 2018|
|Introductory Module||8 January|
|Module 1||19 January|
|Module 2||2 February|
|Module 3||16 February|
|One week break||2 March|
|Deadline for mid-point reflective statement||8 March|
|Module 4||9 March|
|Module 5||23 March|
|Module 6||6 April|
|Examination (Re-sits)||7 June|
|Deadline for End of Course Reflective Practice Submissions||14 June|
|Results Released||3 July|
|Certificates Sent Out||W/C 9 July|
You will be award an IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Quality Management on successful completion of the course
Quality Management how to apply
28 November 2017 Update:
Please note that we have reached the limit of 60 candidates for the 2018 course and therefore we are no longer taking applications for next year. Candidates can however still apply for the CEP in Leadership and Management or CEP in Training.
Quality Management resources
You can find articles and online resources to support you in completing an IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Quality Management in our Resources section.
Quality Management deferrals, withdrawals and mitigating circumstances