Available: Part- Time
Duration: 6 Weeks
Qualification: Cert of Completion
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
**Thank you for your interest. Due to significant demand this course in now closed and no longer accepting applications.**
Please ensure you enter the Module Code below when applying for this module. Applications without this cannot be processed. You may apply for more than one module under the same application.
|Module Description||Module Code||NFQ Level||ECTS Credits||Start Date|
|Introduction to Lean Skills||PT4901||8||3||06/10/2021|
Lean systems improve efficiency, reduce waste, and increase productivity. The benefits, therefore, are recognised and many - increased product quality, improved efficiency frees up employees and resources for innovation and quality control that would have previously been wasted. This module will be offered on a standalone basis to give potential students an introduction to the Specialist Diploma in Lean Systems.
The Introduction to Lean Skills module provides students (professionals, returners, graduates) an opportunity to begin, and thereafter upskill, in a growing field. It combines an introduction to lean concepts with a guided application of the tools and techniques of lean using the standard A3 methodology.
The module will offer individuals a mechanism to explore lean concepts in a practical setting but within the framework of an academic course, that facilitates progression. The programme will consist of a series of exercises that participants will have to undertake in their own organisation or one of their choosing.
The module will be delivered in a blended learning format, with an initial online workshop followed by online support and concept development leading into the application of the material in a real case context by the participant in using the A3 methodology to scope, monitor, control and evaluate a lean project implementation.
A minimum Level 7 qualification. Where an applicant does not meet the entry requirements above, they can be evaluated under the UL RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) policy and may be interviewed to ascertain their suitability for the programme.
All Level 6 programmes are 100% funded by the Government to all successful applicants.
All Level 7, 8 and 9 programmes are 90% funded for those in employment and 100% funded for those on a qualifying social welfare payment or those returning to the workforce after a period of being out of work.
A list of the module fees can be found hereFor information on funding and scholarships please click here.