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SQT Training Ltd

Callan Centre Castletroy, National Technology Park, Various Locations around Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

SQT Training Ltd is a specialist provider of bespoke training courses and programmes that help organisations become leaner, more compliant and more progressive.

For over 25 years, SQT Training has brought the latest thinking, the leading techniques and the most experienced industry experts into ambitious organisations, large and small, throughout Ireland, the UK and beyond.
We trained some of the very first ISO Lead Auditors and many years ago we coached the earliest adopters of Lean Six Sigma.

We empower people with the capability to help their organisations reach the highest standards, maintain compliance and drive efficiency.

We provide expert In-House and Public training in the following areas:

  • Continual Process Improvement
  • Environment & Energy Management
  • Food Safety
  • Health & Safety
  • Hospitals / Medical
  • Laboratory
  • Leadership & Personal Development
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Life Sciences
  • Project & Programme Management
  • Quality
  • Train the Trainer
5S for the Food Industry

A single method of determining an organisation’s approach to its business is to evaluate its workplace organisation capability and visual management standards.  The three main controls in any organization are its People, Plant and Premises.  5S engages people throughout the use of standards and discipline.  5S is not just about housekeeping but concentrates on maintaining…

Acceptance Sampling (including AQL selection) - Virtual

Acceptance sampling is a widely used technique for the inspection of incoming and outgoing product. Sampling standards, such as ANSI/ASQ Z 1.4 for inspection by attributes, are used to select sample sizes. The sampling standards are based around the concept of the AQL (Acceptable Quality Limit). It is important that the AQL is suitably established,…

Advanced HACCP Design and Validation based on Risk Assessment

Since HACCP was enshrined in law by regulation 178/2002 and 852/2004, the development of Food Safety Management Systems has become much more sophisticated.  Third party certification audits and customer audits have also become more demanding with regards to Risk Management and how the hazards in a food business are controlled. Participants achieve the following learning…

Advanced HACCP Design and Validation based on Risk Assessment (Virtual)

Since HACCP was enshrined in law by regulation 178/2002 and 852/2004, the development of Food Safety Management Systems has become much more sophisticated.  Third party certification audits and customer audits have also become more demanding with regards to Risk Management and how the hazards in a food business are controlled. Participants achieve the following learning…

ATEX Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

The ATEX 137 Directive 1999/92/EC was transposed into Irish law as the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations in 2007 Part 8 Explosive atmospheres at places of work. It requires employers to classify workplaces where explosive atmospheres may occur into either hazardous or non-hazardous places. Those places identified as hazardous must be…

Biological Agents - Virtual

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013 (SI No. 572 of 2013) set down the minimum requirements for the protection of workers from the health risks associated with biological agents in the workplace. The regulations must be applied to any activity where workers are actually or potentially exposed to biological agents…

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety – Issue 8 (Virtual)

In 1998 the British Retail Consortium (BRC) developed and introduced the BRC technical standard and protocol for companies supplying retailer branded products. BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. The current standard was published in August 2018. BRC Food Safety Issue 8: Time Lines January 2018 – Standards wording finalised August 2018 – Standard published February…

Calibration (Virtual)

Calibration is a key component in all systems where instruments are used to collect measurements for the purpose of assessing the reliability and capability of manufacturing operations, testing products against specification in laboratories, and determining compliance with environmental and regulatory requirements. The accuracy of such measurements is dependent on regular calibration of the measuring instruments.…

CAPA for the Medical Device Industry - Virtual

Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) continues to be one of the top two causes of 483s from the FDA. One of the main causes of companies receiving a CAPA 483 from the FDA is failure by the company to fully understand the FDA’s expectations of a well run CAPA system. This course provides delegates with…

CAPA for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) continues to be one of the top two causes of 483s from the FDA. One of the main causes of companies receiving a CAPA 483 from the FDA is failure by the company to fully understand the FDA’s expectations of a well run CAPA system. This course provides delegates with…

Certified Energy Manager

Since its inception in 1981, the Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) credential has become widely accepted and used as a measure of professional accomplishment within the energy management field.  Simply put, the designation CEM, which stands for Certified Energy Manager, recognises individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency and ethical fitness in the…

Certified Energy Manager (Virtual)

Since its inception in 1981, the Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) credential has become widely accepted and used as a measure of professional accomplishment within the energy management field.  Simply put, the designation CEM, which stands for Certified Energy Manager, recognises individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency and ethical fitness in the…

Certified Measurement and Verification Professional

Awarded by AEE, CMVP In conjunction with EVO (Efficiency Valuation Organisation) This training event is being delivered by the Association of Energy Engineers (Irish Chapter) and the event is organised by SQT on their behalf The training will be delivered by Ian Boylan, CEM, CEA, CMVP, an AEE and EVO approved instructor and will include…

Certified Measurement and Verification Professional - Virtual

Awarded by AEE, CMVP In conjunction with EVO (Efficiency Valuation Organisation) This training event is being delivered by the Association of Energy Engineers (Irish Chapter) and the event is organised by SQT on their behalf The training will be delivered by Ian Boylan, CEM, CEA, CMVP, an AEE and EVO approved instructor and will include…

Cleanroom Microbiology

Many companies do not have their own dedicated microbiologist on site and in this case, various departments acquire responsibility for looking after the establishment and maintenance of the environmental monitoring and product testing. Personnel often are unsure of the exact regulatory requirements with regard to the testing required, how best to perform the testing so…

Covid-19 Mitigation Strategy for the Food Industry

SQT Training is delivering a unique Virtual Training programme to help the food industry develop a structured and strategic approach to COVID-19 mitigation covering the relevant aspects of the running of a food production facility. This practical and inclusive mitigation strategy can help to keep your factory running and business going during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Control for the Workplace

As part of our response to the Covid-19 crisis, our expert Tutors in Health and Safety have developed a one-day training course. This will address Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Control for the Workplace. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2005, organisations have a legal duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of…

Dealing with Challenging Situations and People - Virtual

In the workplace being able to understand and deal more effectively with everyday challenges such as differences of opinion, working styles and personality clashes is a recognised and valued skill. Learning how to deal with challenging people and circumstances in and outside of the workplace assists in personal development, professional development and growth of an…

Design of Experiments with Minitab

Many experimenters are using an OFAT (one-factor-at-a-time) approach to their experimental designs. In addition to the issue of inefficiency, this approach fails to identify often crucially important interaction effects among factors. There are available to experimenters advanced analytical tools based on mathematical techniques and utilising special computer software, which will enable them to gain a…

Design of Experiments with Minitab (Virtual)

 Print Many experimenters are using an OFAT (one-factor-at-a-time) approach to their experimental designs. In addition to the issue of inefficiency, this approach fails to identify often crucially important interaction effects among factors. There are available to experimenters advanced analytical tools based on mathematical techniques and utilising special computer software, which will enable them to gain…

Documenting Management Systems

To become certified to management system standards such as ISO 9001, ISO14001 or OHSAS 18001, it is essential to develop a comprehensive and effective documentation system. Organisations that already have a certified management system (e.g. ISO 9001) may wish to expand this to meet the requirements of additional standards (e.g. ISO 14001). This one-day course…

Documenting Management Systems

To become certified to management system standards such as ISO 9001, ISO14001 or OHSAS 18001, it is essential to develop a comprehensive and effective documentation system. Organisations that already have a certified management system (e.g. ISO 9001) may wish to expand this to meet the requirements of additional standards (e.g. ISO 14001). This one-day course…

Documenting Management Systems (Virtual)

To become certified to management system standards such as ISO 9001, ISO14001 or OHSAS 18001, it is essential to develop a comprehensive and effective documentation system. Organisations that already have a certified management system (e.g. ISO 9001) may wish to expand this to meet the requirements of additional standards (e.g. ISO 14001). This one-day course…

Effective Meeting Skills - Virtual

We all know that meetings are a valuable and necessary way to collaborate and draw on the best of what all employees can offer to progress the aims and objectives of the organisation. Using this time in the most efficient way possible is a critical business skill.   A 2012 survey of office employees determined…

Effective Time Management - Virtual

Managing our time well is an important contributor to business success and personal life enjoyment. The ability to understand our time management habits, and plan and prioritise effectively are key to our being able to meet key business and personal goals and objectives. In addition, identifying those things that are ‘time wasters’ or are ‘urgent…

Emotional Intelligence and its Role in Managing Effectively

With ever increasing competition in the business community and increased pressure to stand out from the crowd, it is now firmly accepted that it is important for individuals, managers and leaders to build and develop their emotional intelligence capabilities.

Failure Mode and Effect Analysis - Virtual

Failure Mode Effect Analysis is the primary tool used in industry to assess risk both at product design and development stage, and during manufacturing.  The overall objective of the analysis is to ensure that the product delivered to the customer is free of defects and will perform to specification.  Risks of failure are assessed during…

Food Allergen Control - Virtual

To fully integrate allergen control measures into your food safety management system, all food business operators need to understand all the fourteen allergens that must be labelled if present in food products as defined in legislation. This training course is designed to take delegates through the allergens as defined in Directive 2003/89/EC (amending 2000/13EC) to…

Food Safety Culture (Virtual)

There is no doubt that Food Safety Standards have improved significantly over the past twenty years in all sectors of the supply chain driven primarily by major product recalls, GFSI and retailer standards.  Large multinational food manufacturers have also driven improvements through increased expectations of the upstream supply chain. As companies’ food safety management systems…

Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI Qualification Course)

The Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) is the most significant change to US Food Safety legislation in over 70 years.  The act was signed into law by President Obama in 2011.  FSMA is in response to numerous food poisoning incidents that have occurred in the US over the past ten years.  Figures released by the…

Food Standards Auditing – QQI Level 6 (BRC, HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC, Hygiene Packages)

With greater consumer awareness of food hygiene and safety issues the need is greater than ever for food processors to develop and maintain effective food safety management systems. To effectively manage the HACCP systems, they need to be reviewed and audited (verified) on a planned frequency by trained auditors. Many internal audits are conducted in…

Food Standards Auditing – QQI Level 6 (BRC, HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC, Hygiene Packages) - Virtual

With greater consumer awareness of food hygiene and safety issues the need is greater than ever for food processors to develop and maintain effective food safety management systems. To effectively manage the HACCP systems, they need to be reviewed and audited (verified) on a planned frequency by trained auditors. Many internal audits are conducted in…

Good Laboratory Practice (QMS ISO 17025:2017)

‘Good Laboratory Practices is a quality system concerned with the organisational process and the conditions under which non clinical health and environmental safety studies are planned, performed, monitored, recorded, archived and reported.’ -OECD Principles of GLP (1997) Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme; Understand the requirements of a laboratory management system and…

HACCP Implementation & Verification

Food businesses are required by law to have formal systems in place for managing Food Safety.  The system required in Law is the HACCP system (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, Article 5, 852/2004). With increased legal (Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002) and customer requirements (BRC) people working in the food sector need to carefully consider the…

HACCP Implementation & Verification (Virtual)

Food businesses are required by law to have formal systems in place for managing Food Safety.  The system required in Law is the HACCP system (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, Article 5, 852/2004). With increased legal (Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002) and customer requirements (BRC) people working in the food sector need to carefully consider the…

HACCP Refresher - Virtual

Food businesses are now required by law to have formal systems in place for managing Food Safety.  The system advised in Law is the HACCP system (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point).  With increased legal (178/2002, 852/2004) and customer requirements (BRC) people working in the food sector need to carefully consider the need for information and…

Health & Safety for Safety Representatives

The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 facilitates the selection of Safety Representatives to represent workers in the consultation process with employers. This three day course will familiarise participants with the role of the Safety Representative. At the end of the course delegates will be able to promote and maintain safety and health…

Health & Safety for Safety Representatives - Virtual

The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 facilitates the selection of Safety Representatives to represent workers in the consultation process with employers. This three day course will familiarise participants with the role of the Safety Representative. At the end of the course delegates will be able to promote and maintain safety and health…

Health and Safety Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Risk and Safety Management play an important part in every business success.  Identifying the various types of risk and the implications that each might have on a company, as well as highlighting the business benefits that can be obtained through successful risk and safety management all need to be included in an overall company strategy.…

Health and Safety Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment - Virtual

Risk and Safety Management play an important part in every business success.  Identifying the various types of risk and the implications that each might have on a company, as well as highlighting the business benefits that can be obtained through successful risk and safety management all need to be included in an overall company strategy.…

Health and Safety Legislation

Irrespective of whether a company is involved in manufacture or is a service organisation, it has a statutory obligation, under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005, to operate in a way, which safeguards the health and safety of its workforce. This one-day course will enable participants to assess the implications of the…

Health and Safety Legislation - Virtual

Irrespective of whether a company is involved in manufacture or is a service organisation, it has a statutory obligation, under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005, to operate in a way, which safeguards the health and safety of its workforce. This one-day course will enable participants to assess the implications of the…

IEMA ISO 50001:2018 Internal Energy Management System Auditor

This course, which is the first IEMA-approved ISO 50001 internal energy management system auditor training course worldwide, is designed to give participants the knowledge and confidence to carry out internal energy management system audits within their own organisation. Auditing the system and identifying non-conformances and improvement opportunities is essential in ensuring effectiveness. This two-day training…

IEMA ISO 50001:2018 Internal Energy Management System Auditor - Virtual

This course, which is the first IEMA-approved ISO 50001 internal energy management system auditor training course worldwide, is designed to give participants the knowledge and confidence to carry out internal energy management system audits within their own organisation. Auditing the system and identifying non-conformances and improvement opportunities is essential in ensuring effectiveness. This two-day training…

IEMA Lead Environmental Auditor (ISO 14001:2015)

This advanced Environmental Management System (EMS) auditing course will equip learners with: A detailed understanding of how to audit and assess the effectiveness of any EMS; A broad understanding of the range and diversity of environmental aspects, issues and environmental legislation and regulations pertinent to companies wishing to gain certification to ISO 14001 and EMAS;…

Instructor Skills for the Food Industry

As an in-house trainer you will have to speak in front of staff and colleagues or make presentations to large audiences. To the inexperienced presenter/trainer the first reaction is one of fear and panic. However, with the correct training, preparation and practice it is possible to become sufficiently skilled to actively enjoy the experience. Effective…

Instructor Skills for the Food Industry - Virtual

As an in-house trainer you will have to speak in front of staff and colleagues or make presentations to large audiences. To the inexperienced presenter/trainer the first reaction is one of fear and panic. However, with the correct training, preparation and practice it is possible to become sufficiently skilled to actively enjoy the experience. Effective…

Internal Auditing - Integrated Management Systems

ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 require that an organisation conduct internal audits to determine the effectiveness of its quality, environmental and health and safety system.  Trained auditors must carry out these audits. This 2-day course is designed for personnel who wish to gain an understanding of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001…

Internal Auditing - Integrated Management Systems (Virtual)

ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 require that an organisation conduct internal audits to determine the effectiveness of its quality, environmental and health and safety system.  Trained auditors must carry out these audits. This 2-day course is designed for personnel who wish to gain an understanding of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001…

Introduction to Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Testing Laboratories (Virtual)

The update to ISO17025 in 2017 contains new requirements for testing laboratories in relation to decision rules and statements of conformance. ISO17025:2017 was updated with the purpose of providing laboratory customers confidence in the results reported. It’s not possible to know the level of risk nor to make a statement of conformance if the measurement…

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma continues to be successful in delivering significant business improvements in the both the manufacturing and service sectors.  It has become the process improvement methodology of choice for organisations that are serious about achieving world class performance in quality and customer satisfaction and driving cost savings in their organisations. This one day programme…

ISO 13485 2016

ISO EN 13485:2016 is the global harmonized Quality Management Systems Standard used by medical device manufacturers to meet certain requirements to support the safety and effectiveness of the products they sell into Europe. ISO EN 13485:2016 was published on 26th February 2016 and has now completed its transition period since April 2019. This Standard specifies…

ISO 13485 2016 (Virtual)

ISO EN 13485:2016 is the global harmonized Quality Management Systems Standard used by medical device manufacturers to meet certain requirements to support the safety and effectiveness of the products they sell into Europe. ISO EN 13485:2016 was published on 26th February 2016 and has now completed its transition period since April 2019. This Standard specifies…

ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor (EMS)

A Two Day Training Course to provide an understanding of Environmental Management Systems and training for Internal Auditing of an Environmental Management System This two-day course is designed for personnel who wish to gain an understanding of Environmental Management Systems and to develop the skills necessary to become an Internal Environmental Auditor.  This course addresses…

ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor (EMS) (Virtual)

A Two Day Training Course to provide an understanding of Environmental Management Systems and training for Internal Auditing of an Environmental Management System This two-day course is designed for personnel who wish to gain an understanding of Environmental Management Systems and to develop the skills necessary to become an Internal Environmental Auditor.  This course addresses…

ISO 14001:2015 Overview (EMS) - Virtual

This course is designed to provide a step-by-step guide to the requirements of ISO 14001:2015. It is structured to give participants an understanding of how to design and implement an EMS within their own organisation. The course addresses the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 and will incorporate examples of documentation required for ISO 14001 and will…

ISO 27001:2017 Internal Auditor (ISMS) – CQI & IRCA Certified

ISO 27001 helps organisations keep information assets secure.  Using this standard will help your organisation to manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to you by third parties such as customers. ISO 27001 is the best-known standard providing requirements for an information security management system (ISMS).…

ISO 45001:2018 (Combined) Auditor Migration (OH&SMS) – CQI & IRCA Certified (replacing OHSAS 18001)

ISO 45001 has replaced OHSAS 18001 and will afford organisations an opportunity to align their strategic direction with their health and safety management system thereby improving their occupational health and safety performance. This two-day course will provide delegates who have completed previous Auditor training courses in Occupational Health Management Systems with the skills, knowledge and…

ISO 45001:2018 (Combined) Auditor Migration (OH&SMS) – CQI & IRCA Certified (replacing OHSAS 18001) - Virtual

ISO 45001 has replaced OHSAS 18001 and will afford organisations an opportunity to align their strategic direction with their health and safety management system thereby improving their occupational health and safety performance. This two-day course will provide delegates who have completed previous Auditor training courses in Occupational Health Management Systems with the skills, knowledge and…

ISO 45001:2018 Foundation (OH&SMS) (replacing OHSAS 18001)

The aim of this course is to provide a basis for students who wish to complete CQI IRCA-certified OH&SMS auditor training courses. ISO 45001 has replaced OHSAS 18001 and will afford organizations an opportunity to align their strategic direction with their health and safety management system thereby improving their occupational health and safety performance. Irrespective…

ISO 45001:2018 Foundation (OH&SMS) (replacing OHSAS 18001) (Virtual)

The aim of this course is to provide a basis for students who wish to complete CQI IRCA-certified OH&SMS auditor training courses. ISO 45001 has replaced OHSAS 18001 and will afford organizations an opportunity to align their strategic direction with their health and safety management system thereby improving their occupational health and safety performance. Irrespective…

ISO 45001:2018 Implementation (OH&SMS) (replacing OHSAS 18001)

ISO 45001 has replaced OHSAS 18001 and will afford organisations an opportunity to align their strategic direction with their health and safety management system thereby improving their occupational health and safety performance. Irrespective of whether a company is a manufacturing or service industry, it has a statutory obligation to operate in a manner that safeguards…

ISO 45001:2018 Implementation (OH&SMS) (replacing OHSAS 18001) - Virtual

ISO 45001 has replaced OHSAS 18001 and will afford organisations an opportunity to align their strategic direction with their health and safety management system thereby improving their occupational health and safety performance. Irrespective of whether a company is a manufacturing or service industry, it has a statutory obligation to operate in a manner that safeguards…

ISO 45001:2018 Internal Auditor (OH&SMS) – CQI & IRCA Certified (replacing OHSAS 18001)

ISO 45001 has replaced OHSAS 18001 and will afford organisations an opportunity to align their strategic direction with their health and safety management system thereby improving their occupational health and safety performance. The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform an internal audit as part of…

ISO 45001:2018 Internal Auditor (OH&SMS) – CQI & IRCA Certified (replacing OHSAS 18001) (Virtual)

ISO 45001 has replaced OHSAS 18001 and will afford organisations an opportunity to align their strategic direction with their health and safety management system thereby improving their occupational health and safety performance. The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform an internal audit as part of…

ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor (OH&SMS)

A 5-day CQI IRCA certified (1942) Training Course – The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform external audits of management systems against ISO 45001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021. ISO 45001 has replaced OHSAS 18001 and will afford organisations an opportunity to…

ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor (OH&SMS) - Virtual

A 5-day CQI IRCA certified (1942) Training Course – The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform external audits of management systems against ISO 45001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021. ISO 45001 has replaced OHSAS 18001 and will afford organisations an opportunity to…

ISO 9001:2015 Foundation (QMS)

The aim of this one-day course is to provide delegates with the skills and prior knowledge needed to complete the IRCA Internal QMS Auditor training course and IRCA QMS Lead Auditor/Auditor training course. It is also useful for an introduction for anyone involved in the development, implementation and management of an ISO 9001:2015 management system.…

ISO 9001:2015 Foundation (QMS) (Virtual)

The aim of this one-day course is to provide delegates with the skills and prior knowledge needed to complete the IRCA Internal QMS Auditor training course and IRCA QMS Lead Auditor/Auditor training course. It is also useful for an introduction for anyone involved in the development, implementation and management of an ISO 9001:2015 management system.…

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor (QMS)

The ISO 9000 series of standards require that an organisation conduct internal quality audits to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. Auditors carrying out these internal audits need to understand the purpose of ISO 9001 and the process approach to auditing to enable them to add-value during the audit process. Thousands of internal audits…

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor (QMS) (Virtual)

The ISO 9000 series of standards require that an organisation conduct internal quality audits to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. Auditors carrying out these internal audits need to understand the purpose of ISO 9001 and the process approach to auditing to enable them to add-value during the audit process. Thousands of internal audits…

ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor (QMS)

The aim of this five day course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform external audits of management systems against ISO 9001, in accordance with ISO 19011. This course is designed to give delegates the knowledge and skills to enable them to competently audit entire Quality Management Systems against the…

ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor (QMS) Virtual

The aim of this five day course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform external audits of management systems against ISO 9001, in accordance with ISO 19011. This course is designed to give delegates the knowledge and skills to enable them to competently audit entire Quality Management Systems against the…

Laboratory Safety

While the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Safety, Health and Welfare (General Applications) Regulations 2007 (as amended) impose a duty of care on employers to ensure the safety of all their employees, laboratories are often overlooked when formal hazard identification and risk assessments are carried out. Laboratories are seen to…

Laboratory Software Validation - Virtual

Validation of equipment and methods is a vital element in assuring the integrity of results from laboratories in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device industries. This course covers the life cycle for laboratory equipment validation, from requirements specification to installation, operation and performance testing. It addresses the requirements for the control of electronic records and…

Leading and Managing People (QQI Level 6)

This comprehensive programme will incorporate extensive insight, exploration and practice of the skills required to manage and lead others in either business or community environments. This programme will examine the theories that underpin best practice in leading, interaction with and the motivation of direct reports both individually and within a team.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a publicly taught and in-house training course. Lean Six Sigma is a comprehensive and highly effective strategy for achieving and sustaining business success. Lean Six Sigma delivers bottom line savings, project by project, in an organised, proactive and highly transparent manner. Lean Six Sigma is driven by a…

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Level 6)

Lean Six Sigma has become the fastest spreading and most successful approach to Continuous Improvement across all industries regardless of size, position in the supply chain or service provided.  An essential element of Six Sigma roll-out is Green Belt training.  This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course will expose delegates to the powerful tools…

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Level 7)

Lean Six Sigma has become the fastest spreading and most successful approach to Continuous Improvement across all industries regardless of size, position in the supply chain or service provided.  An essential element of Lean Six Sigma roll-out is Green Belt training.  This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course will expose delegates to the powerful…

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Level 7) - Virtual

Lean Six Sigma has become the fastest spreading and most successful approach to Continuous Improvement across all industries regardless of size, position in the supply chain or service provided.  An essential element of Lean Six Sigma roll-out is Green Belt training.  This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course will expose delegates to the powerful…

MDSAP Internal Quality Auditor

The Medical Device Single Audit Programme (MDSAP) is the single biggest step towards global harmonisation of medical device regulation seen to date.  This course details the main requirements of the regulations from Brazil, Australia, Canada and Japan and shows how these relate to ISO 13485: 2016 and the US QSR and how to audit against…

MDSAP Internal Quality Auditor (Virtual)

The Medical Device Single Audit Programme (MDSAP) is the single biggest step towards global harmonisation of medical device regulation seen to date.  This course details the main requirements of the regulations from Brazil, Australia, Canada and Japan and shows how these relate to ISO 13485: 2016 and the US QSR and how to audit against…

Medical Device FDA QSR and QSIT

Manufacturers of medical devices who intend to market their products in the USA are required to comply with the regulations set out in US FDA 21 CFR Part 820: Quality System Regulation. Failure to comply with any applicable provision of the QSR renders a device adulterated under section 501(h) of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic…

NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety is a structured programme that provides the core knowledge required by today’s health and safety practitioner. All occupational health and safety practitioners need to have a common core of knowledge in order to practice effectively. This common core of knowledge must be transferable between the different…

NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety - Virtual

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety is a structured programme that provides the core knowledge required by today’s health and safety practitioner. All occupational health and safety practitioners need to have a common core of knowledge in order to practice effectively. This common core of knowledge must be transferable between the different…

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - Virtual

The NEBOSH approved International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety provides an unrivalled opportunity to demonstrate competence in Health and Safety issues relevant to your place of work. This course has been designed to provide an appropriate breadth of underpinning knowledge for non-specialists in occupational health and safety working in an international context, to…

Process Validation & Equipment Validation

Process Validation is a key requirement of Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and API regulations. A comprehensive, well thought-out approach to validation is a critical element of any company’s approach to meeting European, US and Worldwide regulatory requirements. This course gives attendees a good grounding in the practices and principles of process validation and expectations of regulatory…

Process Validation & Equipment Validation (Virtual)

Process Validation is a key requirement of Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and API regulations. A comprehensive, well thought-out approach to validation is a critical element of any company’s approach to meeting European, US and Worldwide regulatory requirements. This course gives attendees a good grounding in the practices and principles of process validation and expectations of regulatory…

Quality Risk Management and ISO 14971 (Medical Devices)

ISO 14971 was updated in 2007, updated in 2009 and now updated again in 2012. Why all these changes and what are the implications for you the manufacturer? How far does applying ISO 14971 go in ensuring compliance with the medical devices directives? What does ISO 14971 contain and where, how and when should I…

Quality Risk Management and ISO 14971 (Medical Devices) (Virtual)

ISO 14971 was updated in 2007, updated in 2009 and now updated again in 2012. Why all these changes and what are the implications for you the manufacturer? How far does applying ISO 14971 go in ensuring compliance with the medical devices directives? What does ISO 14971 contain and where, how and when should I…

Root Cause Analysis (Problem Solving)

All organisations, in both the manufacturing and service sectors, experience problems in their operations. The problems may be technical in nature, or may be people related; the problems may be detected within the manufacturing or service organisation or, more seriously, be identified and reported by the customer. It is important that a well-structured approach to…

Root Cause Analysis (Problem Solving) - One Day

All organisations, in both the manufacturing and service sectors, experience problems in their operations. The problems may be technical in nature, or may be people related; the problems may be detected within the manufacturing or service organisation or, more seriously, be identified and reported by the customer. It is important that a well-structured approach to…

Software Validation

The main objectives of this course are to give attendees a grounding in the principles of Software Validation, Computer Systems Validation and the latest requirements for Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures. The course provides an overview of the FDA and European requirements with practical exercises covering the implementation of those requirements. The course covers the…

Software Validation (Virtual)

The main objectives of this course are to give attendees a grounding in the principles of Software Validation, Computer Systems Validation and the latest requirements for Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures. The course provides an overview of the FDA and European requirements with practical exercises covering the implementation of those requirements. The course covers the…

Statistics with Minitab (including Capability Analysis)

This version of the three-day course includes Capability Analysis and Control Charts.  There is an alternative version, Statistics with Minitab (Incl. Regression Analysis), which includes Regression Analysis and Power of the Test. Much time and effort is devoted to the collection of data in industry, for example; quality control measurements, data collected for validation of…

Statistics with Minitab (including Capability Analysis) (Virtual)

This version of the three-day course includes Capability Analysis and Control Charts.  There is an alternative version, Statistics with Minitab (Incl. Regression Analysis), which includes Regression Analysis and Power of the Test. Much time and effort is devoted to the collection of data in industry, for example; quality control measurements, data collected for validation of…

Supervisory Management Skills

Front line supervision is critical in ensuring operational business goals are achieved. Those who supervise in this essential areas need to be able to balance business requirements with the interpersonal skills required to meet the needs of those who work in these areas. Getting the balance right is the hard part. Our program will help…

Supply Chain – Commercial Excellence Programme for the Food Industry (Virtual)

Food companies are responding to ever increasing market challenges today by seeking ways to drive down costs and gain competitive advantage. This requires that they have complete visibility of profit drivers across the entire supply chain, and the tools and competencies to manage the risks associated with price volatility and market uncertainty. This unique programme…

TACCP & VACCP, Food Defence, Biovigilance & Bioterrorism - Virtual

Since the publication of ISO 22002, (Prerequisite programmes on food safety for Food manufacturing), food defence, biovigilance and bioterrorism have become a topic of debate and concern for many food business operators.  PAS 96, (Defending food and drink), is the recognised publicly available standard which advises Food Business Operators (FBOs) how to construct and implement…

Technical Writing Skills

Attending this comprehensive training course will help you get your message across clearly and save you time. Our structured, practical programme will help you to identify the key message you need to deliver in your written document and to deliver it clearly and concisely in a way that will ensure it is understood.

Technical Writing Skills (Virtual)

Attending this comprehensive training course will help you get your message across clearly and save you time. Our structured, practical programme will help you to identify the key message you need to deliver in your written document and to deliver it clearly and concisely in a way that will ensure it is understood.

Technical Writing Skills - Virtual

Attending this comprehensive training course will help you get your message across clearly and save you time. Our structured, practical programme will help you to identify the key message you need to deliver in your written document and to deliver it clearly and concisely in a way that will ensure it is understood.

The Medical Device Regulation (CE Marking Process Key Updates)

The Medical Device Industry is currently transitioning from the Medical Device Directive (MDD) 93/42/EEC to the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) 2017/745. As an industry we need to progress through this transition period in order to keep our products on the European Market and retain our CE mark. It is important therefore that we understand the…

Train The Trainer for Industry

People are an organisation’s most valuable asset. Well trained people can massively leverage performance in your organisation plus ensure compliance with regulatory bodies and quality standards. Becoming a trainer is not just about being an expert in a particular field, it requires an insight into how others learn and being able to impart information and…

Train the Trainer Online Course - Transition to Virtual Delivery

This Virtual Training course is designed to equip trainers with the best practice techniques, skills and online tools to transition quickly and easily to virtual classroom-based training. New and experienced trainers get first-hand experience of the virtual classroom setting and will learn the best approach to designing and delivering interactive and engaging live virtual training…

Validation of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) - Virtual

Validation of Food Safety Management Systems course with SQT Training Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme; Understand the structure of a Food Safety Management System Understand the relationship between Validation and Verification Understand the two distinct elements of Validation (Part I & Part II) Understand how to source scientific supporting evidence to…

21 CFR Part 11 Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures

The main objectives of this course are to give attendees a grounding in the principles of and latest requirements for Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures (ERES). The course provides an overview of the FDA and European requirements with practical exercises covering the implementation of those requirements. The course covers the application of these requirements to…

Applying Agile & Scrum Practices in your Organisation

Scrum is an agile approach to software development. Rather than a full process or methodology, it is a framework. So instead of providing complete, detailed descriptions of how everything is to be done on the project, much is left up to the software development team. This is done because the team will know best how…

CIEH Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing

The European Communities Food Safety Regulation, states that the proprietor of a food business shall ensure that food handlers are supervised and instructed and/or trained in Food Hygiene matters commensurate to their work activity. The CIEH certified Level 3 award in food safety for manufacturing is designed for managers and supervisors who are now expected…

Coaching Skills for People Managers

This course is designed to provide individuals and managers with the ability to support others as they develop existing and/or new skills to enhance their individual performance in the workplace. This course will give an opportunity for attendees to learn about useful coaching models, as well as the opportunity to practice these models and receive…

Construction Safety Management / 2013 Safety Regulations

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, which were published in August 2013 clarify and strengthen the general duties and roles of all of the key duty-holders including the client, Project Supervisors (both PSDP and PSCS), designers, contractors and employees. The Regulations introduce some new duties or modify some of the existing…

Contract / Vendor Project Management

Project managers, vendor managers and other professionals involved in the world of contracts must be able to work effectively with customers, contractors and subcontractors to accomplish key organisational objectives. Because contracts are developed in an increasingly complex environment, including the rising use of contracted suppliers and services throughout government and industry, a solid understanding of…

Customer Care & Contact Skills

This course has been developed to enable learners to deliver quality customer service in any industry. The focus of the course is on the skills and knowledge required to perform effectively as a representative of an organisation. This workshop is designed to develop appropriate knowledge and attitudes about customer service in order to ensure learners…

Dealing with Challenging Situations and People

In the workplace being able to understand and deal more effectively with everyday challenges such as differences of opinion, working styles and personality clashes is a recognised and valued skill.

Developing a Process-based Quality Management System for ISO 9001:2015

The purpose of the process approach is to enhance an organisations effectiveness and efficiency in achieving its defined objectives. In relation to ISO 9001:2015 this means enhancing customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements.

Effective Meeting Skills

We all know that meetings are a valuable and necessary way to collaborate and draw on the best of what all employees can offer to progress the aims and objectives of the organisation. Using this time in the most efficient way possible is a critical business skill.

Effective Time Management

Managing our time well is an important contributor to business success and personal life enjoyment. The ability to understand our time management habits, and plan and prioritise effectively are key to our being able to meet key business and personal goals and objectives.

Emotional Intelligence and its Role in Managing Effectively

With ever increasing competition in the business community and increased pressure to stand out from the crowd, it is now firmly accepted that it is important for individuals, managers and leaders to build and develop their emotional intelligence capabilities.

Health & Safety Management in the Office

This two-day course provides an introduction to health and safety for office staff. The course covers the employers and employees duties and responsibilities under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, and other applicable legislation.

How to deal with Stress Effectively

Stress is brought about by our reactions to different sources of pressures, both from the business setting and home. This workshop aims to give you the understanding, tools, knowledge, and motivation to pursue solutions to stress both at home and work.

IEMA Lead Environmental Auditor (Ireland) (ISO 14001:2015)

The environment has been described as the next competitive edge, and is playing a key role in the strategies of proactive, forward-looking companies. An Environmental Management System (EMS) provides organisations with a framework to systematically evaluate, manage and minimise the environmental impacts of its activities. An effective EMS can help to increase sales, reduce costs,…

Implementation of ISO 50001 (Energy Management System)

This course, is designed to provide a step-by-step guide to the implementation of an Energy Management System. It is structured to give participants the knowledge and confidence to design and implement an Energy Management System within their own organisation

Implementation of OHSAS 18001

Irrespective of whether a company is a manufacturing or service industry, it has a statutory obligation to operate in a manner that safeguards the health and safety of its workforce. Implementation of a recognised occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system such as OHSAS 18001 is one way to meet that obligation.

Internal Auditing for ISO/TS 16949:2009

For many organisations within the automotive supply chain it is virtually mandatory that they meet the requirements of ISO/TS 16949 2009. This standard, which has been prepared jointly by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and representatives of ISO technical committee TC 176, incorporates the requirements of the former QS-9000, VDA 6.1, and will meet…

Internal Occupational Health & Safety Management System Auditor (OHSAS 18001)

The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform an internal audit as part of an occupational health & safety management system based on OHSAS 18001 (or equivalent) and report on the effective implementation and maintenance of the management system in accordance with ISO 19011. (Note: this…

Internal Quality Auditing for Laboratories (ISO 17025)

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. Many laboratories have adopted the ISO 17025 Quality Management System standard. A fundamental element of all Quality Management System standards is the measurement of system & process performance using a process based approach. The method for determining this is to conduct internal audits. Trained auditors must…

Internal Quality Auditing for Manufacturers of Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. In particular, the FDA cGMPs for Pharmaceutical Products require that an organisation conduct internal quality audits to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. EU GMP requirements expect that companies conduct self inspections. Trained auditors must carry out these audits.

Internal Quality Auditing for Manufacturers of Finished Pharmaceuticals

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. In particular, the FDA cGMPs for Pharmaceutical Products require that an organisation conduct internal quality audit to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. EU GMP requirements expect that companies conduct self-inspections. Trained auditors must carry out these audits.

Internal Quality Auditing for Manufacturers of Medical Devices

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. In particular, ISO 13485 and the FDA Quality System Regulation for Medical Devices require that an organisation conducts internal quality audits to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. Trained auditors must carry out these audits.

Internal Quality Auditing of Medical Laboratory Quality Management Systems (ISO 15189)

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. Many hospital laboratories have adopted the ISO 15189 Quality Management System standard. A fundamental element of all Quality Management System standards is the measurement of system & process performance using a process based approach. The method for determining this is to conduct internal audits. Trained auditors…

Interviewing and Selection Skills

From small to medium enterprises to large multi-nationals, hiring the right talent for specific job roles remains a critical business task. Studies have shown the massive and hidden costs to businesses who hire and promote the wrong candidates.

Introduction to Food Safety Legislation

Laws controlling the manufacture of foods have evolved since 1266 AD when the weight and prices of bread was fixed. The Assize of Bread and Ale was a 13th-century statute in late medieval English law that set standards of quality, measurement, and pricing for bakers and brewers. It was the first law in British history…

Introduction to Universal Access Auditing

Access to the built and external environment affects a large number of people within society. It is accepted throughout the European Union that at any one time 15-20% of the population will have a significant level of disability of a temporary or permanent nature.

ISO 9001:2015 Foundation (QMS)

The aim of this one-day course is to provide delegates with the skills and prior knowledge needed to complete the IRCA Internal QMS Auditor training course and IRCA QMS Lead Auditor/Auditor training course. It is also useful for an introduction for anyone involved in the development, implementation and management of an ISO 9001:2015 management system.…

ISO 9001:2015 Foundation (QMS) (Virtual)

The aim of this one-day course is to provide delegates with the skills and prior knowledge needed to complete the IRCA Internal QMS Auditor training course and IRCA QMS Lead Auditor/Auditor training course. It is also useful for an introduction for anyone involved in the development, implementation and management of an ISO 9001:2015 management system.…

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor (QMS)

The ISO 9000 series of standards require that an organisation conduct internal quality audits to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. Auditors carrying out these internal audits need to understand the purpose of ISO 9001 and the process approach to auditing to enable them to add-value during the audit process. Thousands of internal audits…

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor (QMS) (Virtual)

The ISO 9000 series of standards require that an organisation conduct internal quality audits to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. Auditors carrying out these internal audits need to understand the purpose of ISO 9001 and the process approach to auditing to enable them to add-value during the audit process. Thousands of internal audits…

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a publicly taught and in-house training course. Lean Six Sigma is a comprehensive and highly effective strategy for achieving and sustaining business success. Lean Six Sigma delivers bottom line savings, project by project, in an organised, proactive and highly transparent manner. Lean Six Sigma is driven by a…

Occupational Health & Safety Management System Auditor/Lead Auditor (OHSAS 18001)

A 5-day IRCA certified OH&SMS Auditor/ Lead Auditor Training Course. The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform external audits of management systems against OHSAS 18001, in accordance with ISO 19011.

Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Foundation

The aim of this course is to provide a basis for students who wish to go on to complete IRCA-certified OH&SMS auditor training courses.

Overview of ISO 9001:2015 for Managers

This half-day course is designed to provide an overview of the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. It is structured to give managers an understanding of how to design and implement a QMS within their own organisation, the benefits of doing so and the role of leadership in QMS.

Overview of Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, which were published in August 2013 clarify and strengthen the general duties and roles of all of the key duty-holders including the client, Project Supervisors (both PSDP and PSCS), designers, contractors and employees. The regulations introduce some new duties or modify some of the existing…

Pharma and Medical Device Industry Introduction

Fifteen of the worlds top 25 healthcare companies are located in Ireland with the sector sustaining over 40,000 jobs. This course is intended to give those aiming to move from general industry to the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturing sectors, a good grounding in the principles that govern the manufacture of both Pharmaceuticals and Medical…

Presentation Skills

The ability to present thoughts and ideas effectively and with the desired impact is now a key business skill. Even those who appear to be highly accomplished in this area experience nerves and a certain amount of fear in advance of a presentation, so whats their secret? By following some simple steps, which are covered…

Project Risk Management

Project management is opportunity management and it is the ability to seize opportunities but minimise surprises that can achieve optimum results. Risk management is a proactive tool to do this and get the best results for any project by having the ability to capitalise on managing uncertainty.

Project Selection Masterclass

Lean Six Sigma Programmes have been delivering significant business improvements and cost savings in Irish Industry over the last number of years. A key and fundamental element of such a Programme is selecting the right projects and having a practical Process to allow the on-going selection of the right Projects from year to year. Projects…

Supervisory Management Skills

Front line supervision is critical in ensuring operational business goals are achieved. Those who supervise in this essential areas need to be able to balance business requirements with the interpersonal skills required to meet the needs of those who work in these areas. Getting the balance right is the hard part. Our program will help…

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