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Certificate in Quality Assurance

About the Course 

Learn to implement and monitor a quality management system in your organisation with courses designed by industry specialists. You will benefit from real-life Quality Assurance examples and case studies, along with a comprehensive overview of QA with our online course.

You can choose to study modules individually or complete all three to achieve the Certificate in Quality Assurance.

Principles of Quality Assurance in the Industry

This module examines the underlying principles of Quality Assurance. We will explore the product lifecycle, good laboratory practice, good manufacturing practice, good distribution practice and more.


Quality Assurance Standards for Compliance

This module looks at how to identify, address and resolve compliance issues across relevant areas. We will also examine pharmaceutical products, manufacturing and testing processes, and environmental monitoring.


Introduction to Industry Standards and more Advanced Skills for Inspection

This module explores the specific technical skills and knowledge required to engage with quality inspection. We will also look at the role of the Qualified Person, drug action and industry standards.

The length of time it takes to complete the Foundation Certificate Professional Studies - Quality Assurance (FCert Professional Studies QA) will vary depending on each student’s experience on entry. However the average time taken is around one year.

Designed in collaboration with Qualified Persons this course is taught by knowledgeable, experienced staff who will help you gain a sound understanding of Quality Assurance principles. You can study in your own time from home or the workplace using our online learning materials. This learner-centred study through the use of research, report writing, assignments and practical work-based exercises will develop your skills and understanding. 

You may find you are experienced in some of the topics as part of your job,  your studies simply provide you with further focus and additional benefits.

Upon successful completion of one module you will achieve a University Certificate of Credit in Professional Studies.                

Upon successful completion of three modules you will achieve a Foundation Certificate in Professional Studies.  

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