FAQs
Q - 1:Who should do these Quality Management Courses?
Q - 2:I am not working in the ‘quality control’ or ‘quality assurance’ function of my company. Are these courses still relevant to me?
Q - 3:What are the essential qualifications for joining these quality courses?
Q - 4:What if I do not meet the course pre-requisites?
Q - 5:How can I register for a course?
Q - 6:What is the duration of various courses?
Q - 7:How will I study?
Q - 8:How my performance will be evaluated for the completion of the course?
Q - 9:What if I have some doubts or need some assistance in understanding the course material?
Q - 10:When can I join these courses?
Q - 11:What time commitment will be required for completion of these courses?
Q - 12:What is a criterion for passing a course?
Q - 13:What if I do not qualify in the examination?
Q - 14:What are the main subjects that I will study?
Q - 15:What additional resources I will have access to as a student of QPG courses?
Q - 16:How can I pay the fee for the courses?
Q - 17:What are the job opportunities after doing these quality management courses?
Q - 18:Are there any group concessions in fee?
Q - 19:Are these courses recognized by UGC or Will I get academic credits after doing this course?

Q - 1:  Who should do these Quality Management Courses?

These quality courses are meant for anyone who wants to learn the quality management techniques. These techniques can be applied both in the manufacturing as well as in the service sector. 

Q - 2:  I am not working in the ‘quality control’ or ‘quality assurance’ function of my company. Are these courses still relevant to me?

Yes. These quality courses are not only useful to those working in the quality control or quality assurance function, but are useful for people working in any function or department of a company. The concept of ‘Quality Management’ is based on the premise that the quality of a product or service is achieved only when all functional areas of an organization participate in meeting the customer requirements. Therefore, these quality courses are relevant to you if you are working in any of the functions like, marketing, purchase, stores, production, service provision, installation, after sales servicing, maintenance, personnel, training & HR, IT, accounts or finance or even in the top management, etc.

Q - 3:  What are the essential qualifications for joining these quality courses?

Most of the courses do not require any specific qualifications before joining. However, there may be some pre-requisites that you may have to fulfill for some of the programs. For details on these pre-requisites, please refer to the relevant course brochure.

Q - 4:  What if I do not meet the course pre-requisites?

In case you do not meet the given pre-requisites for a course, special exemptions can be made depending upon the following:

a.     your length of experience,

b.     type of experience,

c.      your performance in subsequent classes or qualifications,

d.     additional training or qualifications obtained by you, etc.

You will be required to submit evidences of above for obtaining exemptions.

Q - 5:  How can I register for a course?

You can enroll for a QPG course by submitting the online registration form duly filled-in. Alternatively, you may request for a registration form through email and send it back after filling.

We would also require the following towards the completion of your registration:

b) Self attested copies of your highest qualifications certificate,

c) Your recent passport size photograph, and

c) Course fee as given in the registration form

Q - 6:  What is the duration of various courses?

There are two types of course, namely ‘Master courses’ and ‘short term courses’.

The duration of master courses is as follows:

CQP-H  - 8 months (with a flexibility to complete any time between 4 to 12 months)

CQP  -  6 months (with a flexibility to complete any time between 3 to 9 months) 

On the other hand, each Short Term Certificate Course is of one month duration (with a flexibility to complete anytime between 7 days to 3 months)

Q - 7:  How will I study?

The study materials related to the course will be delivered by QPG as hard copies to you at the address given by you in your registration form. The materials are written in a simple English language for generating easy understanding. Other than hard copies of booklets, additional material may be provided online for use by the students. Moreover, one tutor is also assigned to each candidate so that they can discuss their learning difficulties during the course through email or through telephone.

Q - 8:  How my performance will be evaluated for the completion of the course?

There will be assignments sent to you at periodic intervals followed by an examination at the end of the course. These assignments and examination will have multiple choice questions based on the study material supplied to you. If you have read the study materials completely, you will not have any difficulty in completing these assignments or examination. You will have the option to complete these assignments & examination either online through internet or by submitting hard copies of the same to QPG’s office at Chandigarh.

Q - 9:  What if I have some doubts or need some assistance in understanding the course material?

The clarifications on course contents or any need based assistance can be obtained by you through e-mail or telephone with our faculty on pre-determined days & time that will be intimated to you. The telephone charges for such discussions will be borne by the candidates. 

In case of corporate or institutional clients, special contact programs can also be made available. For this purpose, the client has to offer at least 8 candidates in one batch. The venue & arrangements of contact program have to be provided by the client. The cost towards the travel, meals & accommodation of the faculty shall also be borne by the clients.

Q - 10:  When can I join these courses?

A person desirous of joining any of the QPG courses may do so at any time of the year. A course will start immediately after the completion of the registration and payment of the fees by the candidate.

Q - 11:  What time commitment will be required for completion of these courses?

Different courses have different requirements of time commitments. The same are mentioned in the respective course brochure.

The time requirements for major courses are as follows:

A participant is required to devote a total time period of around 120 hours for CQP-H, 100 hours for CQP and 15 hours for other short term courses for completing the study of the courses respectively. He/she can do so at his/her convenience within the total time period specified for the courses. 

Q - 12:  What is a criterion for passing a course?

The course evaluation is done through assignments and/or examination. A candidate is required to obtain the minimum prescribed marks for the course (normally 40-50% depending upon the type of course). There are no individual qualifying marks for different assignments and examination within a course.

Q - 13:  What if I do not qualify in the examination?

Those who are unable to successfully complete the examination in the first attempt can re-take the test by requesting to QPG at qpg.edu@gmail.com . There will be nominal fee per attempt for re-taking the examination.

Q - 14:  What are the main subjects that I will study?

The contents of various courses are given in detail in the brochure of the respective course. Please go to the course page and download the course brochure to know the main subjects covered in the program.

Q - 15:  What additional resources I will have access to as a student of QPG courses?

We regularly upload contents and web links related to various topics related to the courses on offer on our social media sites like facebook and linkedin. As a student, you can access these links & contents by liking these pages of QPG. The links to these sites are as follows:

www.facebook.com/quality.professionals.group

https://in.linkedin.com/in/quality-professionals-group-03220a101

 

 

Q - 16:  How can I pay the fee for the courses?

The website provides an online payment gateway for making convenient & secure payments. The payments can be made by students using their credit/debit cards. Those who do not want to make online payment can use any of the following modes to pay for their fees:

a)   through DD/Cheque (at par) in favour of ‘Quality Professionals Group’, payable at Chandigarh, India, or

b)   Cash deposit/wire transfer in QPG’s current account & submission of the counterfoil copy/transaction ID to QPG (please ask for QPG’s account no., NEFT/SWIFT code for this purpose).

Q - 17:  What are the job opportunities after doing these quality management courses?

All good organizations are implementing concepts like, ISO 9001, 5S, Kaizen, Six sigma, etc. to remain competitive. This requires them to have specialized people trained on these concepts for coordinating these initiatives. These quality courses therefore throw opportunities for you to take-up such roles in organizations. Further, those not directly connected with the coordination role for these activities are also supposed to have knowledge & skills in these concepts for the purpose of creating an organization-wide culture on these issues. There is a great demand for people in this area and these Quality Management courses improve your employability many folds.

Q - 18:  Are there any group concessions in fee?

Yes. QPG offer group concessions if three or more candidates join the course together. Further, there are corporate discounts in case an organization sponsors its candidates in bulk. You may contact at qpg.edu@gmail.com for further details.

Q - 19:  Are these courses recognized by UGC or Will I get academic credits after doing this course?

No. Our Quality Management courses are non-academic professional courses and cannot be compared with academic qualifications. Such Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses are like training programs that impart knowledge & prepare you to take up work in the area of your interest. As such, these are not required to be approved by UGC or any other equivalent educational body. You will not get any academic credits after doing these courses.



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