Advanced Diploma in Manufacturing and Quality Management

The Advanced Diploma in Manufacturing and Quality Management is designed to provide individuals planning to pursue careers in the manufacturing sector. The course content developed under the guidance of a panel of leading industry experts covers the specific technical know-how, managerial knowledge, skills, and attitudes demanded by the industry today whilst providing students with an industry-recognized certification of excellence in manufacturing and quality management. This is a cutting-edge qualification that aims to develop both the hard and soft skills of participants to manage their own sphere of activity and lead innovation and change in their workplaces. Thereby resulting in process excellence and productivity for their employers and successful career initiation as well as progression for the participants. The programme is designed for one academic year of guided and assisted learning to consist of classroom teaching, take-home assignments and a practical industrial project.



Productivity and Quality Centre
NIBM Programmes


Colombo /
NIBM Programmes


Advanced Diploma


Weekends | Part-Time


One Year


The aims of the course are to provide:

  • An in‐depth understanding of the field of manufacturing and Quality Management which is structured in such a way to deliver opportunities for progression into a wide range of employment sectors including the Private, Public and Third/Voluntary sectors.
  • This Diploma is the first step in your journey to build a professional profile leading all the way up to a world-class qualification from the University of Coventry (UK)
  • Thorough knowledge of the underpinning principles of Manufacturing and quality management explored across all types of organizations and contexts whilst harnessing the fast‐paced business environment.
  • Guided and assisted learning to the participants to apply what is learned in the classroom in their own workplaces or practical projects. Thereby improving profitability for their current and future employers and career progression for the individuals.
  • Knowledge, skills and attitudes are required to understand, respond and lead in the midst of the dynamic and changing landscape of manufacturing and Quality management. Special emphasis will be on the future of manufacturing and quality management within the global business environment, including the management of risk and new technology.
  • An industry-recognized award that enhances the participant’s employability and facilitates career progression in management and leadership roles, considering ongoing business‐environmental change and the need for managers and leaders to be constantly refining and redefining their skills base.
  • Development of creative thinking and innovative management, and encourages context and situation-specific learning
  • In addition to the generic outcomes of these Advanced Diploma modules in Manufacturing and Quality Management attempt to develop the following subject-specific skills.
    • Productivity improvement skills
    • Quality improvement skills
    • Financial resources management skills
    • Human resources management skills
    • Judgment and decision-making skills
    • Problem-solving, organizational and analytical skills
    • Team working and negotiating skills
    • Leaderships and communication skills


Any of the following entry requirements will be accepted

  • A bachelor’s degree and employed
  • G.C.E A/L qualification with more than 3 years of working experience in the relevant field
  • G.C.E O/L qualification with more than 5 years of working experience in the relevant field
  • Advanced Certificate (SLQF level 2, NVQ level 4) offered by a recognized institute with more than 1 year of working experience in the relevant field
  • One year foundation course and employed in the relevant field


  • Colombo – November 2024

Course structure and modules

  • Introduction to Productivity and LEAN
  • Managing New Technology and Industry 4.0
  • Analytical Thinking with Statistical Tools
  • Key decisions in Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Managing and Improving Team Performance
  • Introduction to costing for Operations
  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • Total Quality Management and ISO 9001:2015 Compliance
  • Minitab Applications for Manufacturing Processes
  • Industrial Lean Project and Presentation (Core Module)

Programme Fees

  • Course Fee: LKR 250,000 + Registration Fee: LKR 5,000

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