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Diploma in Lean Fundamentals is a 1 year partime, 60 credit level 7 course in Waterford Institute Technology

The Diploma in Lean Fundamentals is a one year Level 7 programme (special purpose award) developed to meet specified industry needs. It is aimed at operative, associate, or administrative level employees requiring knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of lean. This Diploma is a practitioner programme, with participants having diverse backgrounds and experiences and coming from a variety of organisations and sectors. Such diversity enriches the overall education and learning experience for each participant. The innovative use of work-based learning and an employer-based continuous improvement project enables practical application of learning and skills acquired on the programme.

The programme is flexibly-delivered across three semesters, with the Applied Lean Organisation Project (ALOP) comprising 30 of the overall 60 Credits. The ALOP runs throughout the year and is an employer-based continuous improvement project enabling participants apply their lean knowledge and skills to a work-related “problem”. This practical approach and engaging use of work-based learning ensures that the learning acquired on the programme is realised and applied in real-time, providing concrete benefits to participants and their employer organisations.

Applications are invited from candidates on a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) basis wherein a candidate’s accredited (formal education) and/or unaccredited (work experience) will be considered when assessing applications. In addition to meeting the minimum entry requirements, applicants:

– Must be nominated for the programme by their employers; and
– Must have a continuous improvement project from their employers to work on for the year; and
– Must have their employers assign them with an industry mentor for the year.

Applications are invited from January 2016 for the 2016-2017 academic year, with a final closing date for applications of 18 August 2016. It is expected that there will be 20-25 places offered each year. It is advised that interested parties contact the programme leaders early to discuss further, and to arrange interviews where required. The Programme Directors will then advise interested parties on processing their formal applications.

How to apply

Please e-mail the Course Leaders – see Contacts section – for information on how to apply.


The course fee is expected to be €3,000 for academic year 2016-17.


The course will run from September through August each year and will be delivered as two Friday-Saturday blocks (during the 9-5 period) per month , plus blended hours.

Closing Date

Please apply before 18th August 2016.

Click the following link for more information:-



  • Address Waterford Institute Technology, Cork Rd, Waterford
  • Phone 051 834129/051 845528
  • Emaildtaylor@wit.ie; awalsh@wit.ie
  • Websitewww.wit.ie
  • Category Business Studies and Management
  • Location Co. Waterford

Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost see above
  • Course Length 1yr
  • Start date September


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Lean Fundamentals
  • By Aisling Cusack
  • Email: aislingcusack@wwetb.ie

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