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Develop Real Capability

SQT was founded in 1989 and is a specialist provider of high quality and innovative training and educational programmes that help organisations become leaner, more compliant and more progressive.

For 30 years now, we have delivered programmes to more than 100,000 adult learners across hundreds of organisations spanning a wide range of industries.

We have 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 are passionate about empowering people with the capability to help their organisations reach the highest standards, maintain compliance and drive efficiency.
Our programmes are renowned for their dynamic, practical, real world approach and are built on a foundation of theory and practice that works. One of the biggest challenges for learners is to bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace; to put the theory into practice. Everyone learns best by doing, so putting theory into practice is an integral element of our programmes.
SQT offers 10 QQI accredited programmes in Lean Six Sigma, Food Safety and Leadership & Personal Development ranging from Level 5 (FE) up to Level 8 (HE) on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt- QQI Level 8

Our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt programme is proven to empower people with the capability to deliver sustained, significant and measurable efficiencies in their organisations. It consists of 20 days face to face training sessions over a six-month period with certification achieved on completion of a major project, documenting application of the learning tools and evidence of the savings generated.

Typical Lean Six Sigma Black Belt projects are yielding savings of €359,279 on average per project. The project forms a major part of the training process as it is only by ‘doing’, that people really learn the tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma. For this reason, our training is specifically designed to be very practical and hands-on.

Food Standards Auditing – QQI Level 6

International Directives, Regulations and ISO Standards are complex, technical documents that can be interpreted many ways. On this two-day programme, we take these technical documents, break down the important elements and explain them in plain, simple English. The real challenge is in determining how these standards and their technical descriptions are applied to real work situations - we show you how to link the technical jargon with real-life environments in an interesting and practical way. Assessment is based on sitting an exam and undertaking a live company project after course completion.

Leading & Managing People – QQI Level 6

This 6-day programme is led by TWO expert Tutors who create an inclusive, trusting, enjoyable training environment to facilitate individual learning processes.

This course will help you develop the ability to really manage people and relationships. Run over 11 weeks, the programme consists of 50hrs directed learning and 100hrs self-directed learning. It’s ideal for Supervisors, Managers and Leaders at different levels of development, whether you are new to the role or wishing to develop your skills further. One to one or group coaching is also available as an additional element to further support you and embed the learning process. Assessment is based on the completion of a Learner Record and Skills Demonstrations.
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Learn from Leaders

All SQT programmes are delivered by genuine, accomplished industry practitioners. Experts who have worked at the coalface and have tangible experience putting theory into practical use in real work environments. They’ve implemented standards, survived real life audits and driven real lasting change in organisations. Their experience spans a wide range of industries including Healthcare, Financial Services, Food and Beverage, Logistics, Manufacturing, Software, Telecommunications and Utilities. This experience enables us to deliver engaging and practical programmes brought to life through real world insights and stories.

Training Schedule

All SQT programmes can be delivered on-site at your organisations’ premises and customised for specific organisational requirements. We also offer many of our programmes on a Public basis at convenient hotel venues around the country. We run our courses right throughout the year, providing you with the opportunity to complete your training at a time and place that is convenient to you. Check out our Schedule for upcoming courses and dates.
“Understanding the knowledge gap to be closed or the real problem to be solved is the cornerstone of what SQT is all about. If you don’t leave your training programme feeling confident and capable to do your job better, we haven’t done ours.”

David Williams
Managing Director

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