Level 4 – Quality and Process Improvement

Pearson/Edexcel BTEC Level 4 Engineering – Quality and Process Improvement

Tecol Unit Code: L4E-H17
BTEC Code: H/615/1491
Format: On-line
Award: Level 4 Unit
Accreditation: EDEXCEL
Study + Assessment Time: 60 + 90 Hours

This unit can be studied  as part of a BTEC HNC or HND in Engineering. 

Unit Introduction

Quality has always been the key to business success and survivability, but it requires organisations to allocate a lot of effort and resources to achieve it. The key to providing quality services and designing top quality products lies in the strength and effectiveness of the processes used in their development; processes which must be constantly reviewed to ensure they operate as efficiently, economically and as safely as possible.

This unit introduces the importance of quality assurance processes in a manufacturing or service environment and the principles and theories that underpin them. Topics included in this unit are: tools and techniques used to support quality control, attributes and variables, testing processes, costing modules, the importance of qualifying the costs related to quality, international standards for management (ISO 9000, 14000, 18000), European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), principles, tools and techniques of Total Quality Management (TQM) and implementation of Six Sigma.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit you should be able to:

1. Illustrate the applications of statistical process control when applied in an industrial environment to improve efficiency.
2. Analyse cost effective quality control tools.
3. Determine the role of standards in improving efficiency, meeting customer requirements and opening up new opportunities for trade.
4. Analyse the importance of Total Quality Management and continuous improvement in manufacturing environments.

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