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SQT Training Ltd

(061) 339041
Callan Centre Castletroy, National Technology Park, Various Locations around Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

SQT Training Ltd is a specialist provider of bespoke training courses and programmes that help organisations become leaner, more compliant and more progressive.

For over 25 years, SQT Training has 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 trained some of the very first ISO Lead Auditors and many years ago we coached the earliest adopters of Lean Six Sigma.

We empower people with the capability to help their organisations reach the highest standards, maintain compliance and drive efficiency.

We provide expert In-House and Public training in the following areas:

  • Continual Process Improvement
  • Environment & Energy Management
  • Food Safety
  • Health & Safety
  • Hospitals / Medical
  • Laboratory
  • Leadership & Personal Development
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Life Sciences
  • Project & Programme Management
  • Quality
  • Train the Trainer
Dealing with Challenging Situations and People

In the workplace being able to understand and deal more effectively with everyday challenges such as differences of opinion, working styles and personality clashes is a recognised and valued skill.

IEMA Lead Environmental Auditor (Ireland) (ISO 14001:2015)

The environment has been described as the next competitive edge, and is playing a key role in the strategies of proactive, forward-looking companies. An Environmental Management System (EMS) provides organisations with a framework to systematically evaluate, manage and minimise the environmental impacts of its activities. An effective EMS can help to increase sales, reduce costs,…

IEMA Lead Environmental Auditor (Ireland) (ISO 14001:2015)

The environment has been described as the next competitive edge, and is playing a key role in the strategies of proactive, forward-looking companies. An Environmental Management System (EMS) provides organisations with a framework to systematically evaluate, manage and minimise the environmental impacts of its activities. An effective EMS can help to increase sales, reduce costs,…

Internal Auditing for ISO/TS 16949:2009

For many organisations within the automotive supply chain it is virtually mandatory that they meet the requirements of ISO/TS 16949 2009. This standard, which has been prepared jointly by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and representatives of ISO technical committee TC 176, incorporates the requirements of the former QS-9000, VDA 6.1, and will meet…

Internal QMS Auditor (ISO 9001:2015)

The ISO 9000 series of standards require that an organisation conduct internal quality audits to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. Auditors carrying out these internal audits need to understand the purpose of ISO 9001 and the process approach to auditing to enable them to add-value during the audit process. Thousands of internal audits…

Internal Quality Auditing for Laboratories (ISO 17025)

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. Many laboratories have adopted the ISO 17025 Quality Management System standard. A fundamental element of all Quality Management System standards is the measurement of system & process performance using a process based approach. The method for determining this is to conduct internal audits. Trained auditors must…

Internal Quality Auditing for Laboratories (ISO 17025)

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. Many laboratories have adopted the ISO 17025 Quality Management System standard. A fundamental element of all Quality Management System standards is the measurement of system & process performance using a process based approach. The method for determining this is to conduct internal audits. Trained auditors must…

Internal Quality Auditing for Manufacturers of Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. In particular, the FDA cGMPs for Pharmaceutical Products require that an organisation conduct internal quality audits to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. EU GMP requirements expect that companies conduct self inspections. Trained auditors must carry out these audits.

Internal Quality Auditing for Manufacturers of Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. In particular, the FDA cGMPs for Pharmaceutical Products require that an organisation conduct internal quality audits to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. EU GMP requirements expect that companies conduct self inspections. Trained auditors must carry out these audits.

Internal Quality Auditing for Manufacturers of Finished Pharmaceuticals

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. In particular, the FDA cGMPs for Pharmaceutical Products require that an organisation conduct internal quality audit to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. EU GMP requirements expect that companies conduct self-inspections. Trained auditors must carry out these audits.

Internal Quality Auditing for Manufacturers of Finished Pharmaceuticals

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. In particular, the FDA cGMPs for Pharmaceutical Products require that an organisation conduct internal quality audit to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. EU GMP requirements expect that companies conduct self-inspections. Trained auditors must carry out these audits.

Internal Quality Auditing for Manufacturers of Medical Devices

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. In particular, ISO 13485 and the FDA Quality System Regulation for Medical Devices require that an organisation conducts internal quality audits to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. Trained auditors must carry out these audits.

Internal Quality Auditing for Manufacturers of Medical Devices

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. In particular, ISO 13485 and the FDA Quality System Regulation for Medical Devices require that an organisation conducts internal quality audits to determine the effectiveness of its quality system. Trained auditors must carry out these audits.

Internal Quality Auditing of Medical Laboratory Quality Management Systems (ISO 15189)

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. Many hospital laboratories have adopted the ISO 15189 Quality Management System standard. A fundamental element of all Quality Management System standards is the measurement of system & process performance using a process based approach. The method for determining this is to conduct internal audits. Trained auditors…

Internal Quality Auditing of Medical Laboratory Quality Management Systems (ISO 15189)

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. Many hospital laboratories have adopted the ISO 15189 Quality Management System standard. A fundamental element of all Quality Management System standards is the measurement of system & process performance using a process based approach. The method for determining this is to conduct internal audits. Trained auditors…

Introduction to Universal Access Auditing

Access to the built and external environment affects a large number of people within society. It is accepted throughout the European Union that at any one time 15-20% of the population will have a significant level of disability of a temporary or permanent nature.

Introduction to Universal Access Auditing

Access to the built and external environment affects a large number of people within society. It is accepted throughout the European Union that at any one time 15-20% of the population will have a significant level of disability of a temporary or permanent nature.

Change Management Foundation

Managing Change in a systematic and effective way is a skill that most people base upon many years of trial and error. To a large extent, the results in practice are patchy. Less than half of those that embark on a change programme achieve a successful outcome. Change management is sometimes described as the softer…

Coaching Skills for People Managers

This course is designed to provide individuals and managers with the ability to support others as they develop existing and/or new skills to enhance their individual performance in the workplace. This course will give an opportunity for attendees to learn about useful coaching models, as well as the opportunity to practice these models and receive…

Coaching Skills for People Managers

This course is designed to provide individuals and managers with the ability to support others as they develop existing and/or new skills to enhance their individual performance in the workplace. This course will give an opportunity for attendees to learn about useful coaching models, as well as the opportunity to practice these models and receive…

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a publicly taught and in-house training course. Lean Six Sigma is a comprehensive and highly effective strategy for achieving and sustaining business success. Lean Six Sigma delivers bottom line savings, project by project, in an organised, proactive and highly transparent manner. Lean Six Sigma is driven by a…

Construction Safety Management / 2013 Safety Regulations

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, which were published in August 2013 clarify and strengthen the general duties and roles of all of the key duty-holders including the client, Project Supervisors (both PSDP and PSCS), designers, contractors and employees. The Regulations introduce some new duties or modify some of the existing…

Overview of Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, which were published in August 2013 clarify and strengthen the general duties and roles of all of the key duty-holders including the client, Project Supervisors (both PSDP and PSCS), designers, contractors and employees. The regulations introduce some new duties or modify some of the existing…

Behavioural Based Safety

Behavioural-based safety training is becoming increasingly important in the context of improving the health and safety performance of companies. Improvements in accident rate reduction have also been identified as a result of behavioural-based safety training. This two day training programme will be of benefit to health and safety auditors who wish to learn how to…

Customer Care & Contact Skills

This course has been developed to enable learners to deliver quality customer service in any industry. The focus of the course is on the skills and knowledge required to perform effectively as a representative of an organisation. This workshop is designed to develop appropriate knowledge and attitudes about customer service in order to ensure learners…

Customer Care & Contact Skills

This course has been developed to enable learners to deliver quality customer service in any industry. The focus of the course is on the skills and knowledge required to perform effectively as a representative of an organisation. This workshop is designed to develop appropriate knowledge and attitudes about customer service in order to ensure learners…

Dealing with Challenging Situations and People

In the workplace being able to understand and deal more effectively with everyday challenges such as differences of opinion, working styles and personality clashes is a recognised and valued skill.

Effective Meeting Skills

We all know that meetings are a valuable and necessary way to collaborate and draw on the best of what all employees can offer to progress the aims and objectives of the organisation. Using this time in the most efficient way possible is a critical business skill.

Effective Meeting Skills

We all know that meetings are a valuable and necessary way to collaborate and draw on the best of what all employees can offer to progress the aims and objectives of the organisation. Using this time in the most efficient way possible is a critical business skill.

NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety & Risk Management

The International Fire Certificate has been designed for managers, supervisors, employee representatives and others to provide an appropriate breath of underpinning knowledge for non-specialists in fire safety to enable them to discharge more effectively their organisational duties or functions with respect to workplace fire safety. It also aims to equip holders to contribute to the…

CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing

The European Communities Food Safety Regulation, states that the proprietor of a food business shall ensure that food handlers are supervised and instructed and/or trained in Food Hygiene matters commensurate to their work activity. The CIEH certified Level 2 award in food safety for manufacturing is designed for food handlers who require a knowledge of…

CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing

The European Communities Food Safety Regulation, states that the proprietor of a food business shall ensure that food handlers are supervised and instructed and/or trained in Food Hygiene matters commensurate to their work activity. The CIEH certified Level 2 award in food safety for manufacturing is designed for food handlers who require a knowledge of…

CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail

The European Communities Food Safety Regulation, states that the proprietor of a food business shall ensure that food handlers are supervised and instructed and/or trained in Food Hygiene matters commensurate to their work activity. The CIEH. Certified level 2 award in food safety for retail is designed for food handlers who require a knowledge of…

CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail

The European Communities Food Safety Regulation, states that the proprietor of a food business shall ensure that food handlers are supervised and instructed and/or trained in Food Hygiene matters commensurate to their work activity. The CIEH. Certified level 2 award in food safety for retail is designed for food handlers who require a knowledge of…

CIEH Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing

The European Communities Food Safety Regulation, states that the proprietor of a food business shall ensure that food handlers are supervised and instructed and/or trained in Food Hygiene matters commensurate to their work activity. The CIEH certified Level 3 award in food safety for manufacturing is designed for managers and supervisors who are now expected…

CIEH Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing

The European Communities Food Safety Regulation, states that the proprietor of a food business shall ensure that food handlers are supervised and instructed and/or trained in Food Hygiene matters commensurate to their work activity. The CIEH certified Level 3 award in food safety for manufacturing is designed for managers and supervisors who are now expected…

Introduction to Food Safety Legislation

Laws controlling the manufacture of foods have evolved since 1266 AD when the weight and prices of bread was fixed. The Assize of Bread and Ale was a 13th-century statute in late medieval English law that set standards of quality, measurement, and pricing for bakers and brewers. It was the first law in British history…

Introduction to Food Safety Legislation

Laws controlling the manufacture of foods have evolved since 1266 AD when the weight and prices of bread was fixed. The Assize of Bread and Ale was a 13th-century statute in late medieval English law that set standards of quality, measurement, and pricing for bakers and brewers. It was the first law in British history…

Construction Safety Management / 2013 Safety Regulations

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, which were published in August 2013 clarify and strengthen the general duties and roles of all of the key duty-holders including the client, Project Supervisors (both PSDP and PSCS), designers, contractors and employees. The Regulations introduce some new duties or modify some of the existing…

Implementation of OHSAS 18001

Irrespective of whether a company is a manufacturing or service industry, it has a statutory obligation to operate in a manner that safeguards the health and safety of its workforce. Implementation of a recognised occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system such as OHSAS 18001 is one way to meet that obligation.

Lean Healthcare White Belt

Lean training is now becoming a pre-requisite for many healthcare professional and organisations. Not only do participants learn excellent techniques for creating value, improving processes and implementing change, but they also develop abilities that are highly portable across healthcare organisations as well as internationally. With the widespread adoption of Quality initiatives in Irish healthcare it…

Occupational Health & Safety Management System Auditor/Lead Auditor (OHSAS 18001)

A 5-day IRCA certified OH&SMS Auditor/ Lead Auditor Training Course. The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform external audits of management systems against OHSAS 18001, in accordance with ISO 19011.

Energy Management Systems (EnMS) Auditor/Lead Auditor

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform external audits of management systems against ISO 50001, in accordance with ISO 19011.

Health & Safety Management in the Office

This two-day course provides an introduction to health and safety for office staff. The course covers the employers and employees duties and responsibilities under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, and other applicable legislation.

Health & Safety Management in the Office

This two-day course provides an introduction to health and safety for office staff. The course covers the employers and employees duties and responsibilities under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, and other applicable legislation.

Internal Occupational Health & Safety Management System Auditor (OHSAS 18001)

The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform an internal audit as part of an occupational health & safety management system based on OHSAS 18001 (or equivalent) and report on the effective implementation and maintenance of the management system in accordance with ISO 19011. (Note: this…

Internal Occupational Health & Safety Management System Auditor (OHSAS 18001)

The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform an internal audit as part of an occupational health & safety management system based on OHSAS 18001 (or equivalent) and report on the effective implementation and maintenance of the management system in accordance with ISO 19011. (Note: this…

Occupational Health & Safety Management System Auditor/Lead Auditor (OHSAS 18001)

A 5-day IRCA certified OH&SMS Auditor/ Lead Auditor Training Course. The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform external audits of management systems against OHSAS 18001, in accordance with ISO 19011.

Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Foundation

The aim of this course is to provide a basis for students who wish to go on to complete IRCA-certified OH&SMS auditor training courses.

Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Foundation

The aim of this course is to provide a basis for students who wish to go on to complete IRCA-certified OH&SMS auditor training courses.

Overview of Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, which were published in August 2013 clarify and strengthen the general duties and roles of all of the key duty-holders including the client, Project Supervisors (both PSDP and PSCS), designers, contractors and employees. The regulations introduce some new duties or modify some of the existing…

21 CFR Part 11 Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures

The main objectives of this course are to give attendees a grounding in the principles of and latest requirements for Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures (ERES). The course provides an overview of the FDA and European requirements with practical exercises covering the implementation of those requirements. The course covers the application of these requirements to…

Interviewing and Selection Skills

From small to medium enterprises to large multi-nationals, hiring the right talent for specific job roles remains a critical business task. Studies have shown the massive and hidden costs to businesses who hire and promote the wrong candidates.

Interviewing and Selection Skills

From small to medium enterprises to large multi-nationals, hiring the right talent for specific job roles remains a critical business task. Studies have shown the massive and hidden costs to businesses who hire and promote the wrong candidates.

Implementation of ISO 50001 (Energy Management System)

This course, is designed to provide a step-by-step guide to the implementation of an Energy Management System. It is structured to give participants the knowledge and confidence to design and implement an Energy Management System within their own organisation

Presentation Skills

The ability to present thoughts and ideas effectively and with the desired impact is now a key business skill. Even those who appear to be highly accomplished in this area experience nerves and a certain amount of fear in advance of a presentation, so whats their secret? By following some simple steps, which are covered…

Presentation Skills

The ability to present thoughts and ideas effectively and with the desired impact is now a key business skill. Even those who appear to be highly accomplished in this area experience nerves and a certain amount of fear in advance of a presentation, so whats their secret? By following some simple steps, which are covered…

Contract / Vendor Project Management

Project managers, vendor managers and other professionals involved in the world of contracts must be able to work effectively with customers, contractors and subcontractors to accomplish key organisational objectives. Because contracts are developed in an increasingly complex environment, including the rising use of contracted suppliers and services throughout government and industry, a solid understanding of…

Project Selection Masterclass

Lean Six Sigma Programmes have been delivering significant business improvements and cost savings in Irish Industry over the last number of years. A key and fundamental element of such a Programme is selecting the right projects and having a practical Process to allow the on-going selection of the right Projects from year to year. Projects…

Project Selection Masterclass

Lean Six Sigma Programmes have been delivering significant business improvements and cost savings in Irish Industry over the last number of years. A key and fundamental element of such a Programme is selecting the right projects and having a practical Process to allow the on-going selection of the right Projects from year to year. Projects…

Applying Agile & Scrum Practices in your Organisation

Scrum is an agile approach to software development. Rather than a full process or methodology, it is a framework. So instead of providing complete, detailed descriptions of how everything is to be done on the project, much is left up to the software development team. This is done because the team will know best how…

Developing a Process-based Quality Management System for ISO 9001:2015

The purpose of the process approach is to enhance an organisations effectiveness and efficiency in achieving its defined objectives. In relation to ISO 9001:2015 this means enhancing customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements.

Developing a Process-based Quality Management System for ISO 9001:2015

The purpose of the process approach is to enhance an organisations effectiveness and efficiency in achieving its defined objectives. In relation to ISO 9001:2015 this means enhancing customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements.

Overview of ISO 9001:2015 for Managers

This half-day course is designed to provide an overview of the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. It is structured to give managers an understanding of how to design and implement a QMS within their own organisation, the benefits of doing so and the role of leadership in QMS.

Quality Function Deployment (QFD)

QFD or Quality Function Deployment was originally developed in Japan in 1966 by Doctor Joki Akao. This cross functional, team based methodology is a key tool in New Product/Service Design and Development.

Quality Function Deployment (QFD)

QFD or Quality Function Deployment was originally developed in Japan in 1966 by Doctor Joki Akao. This cross functional, team based methodology is a key tool in New Product/Service Design and Development.

Quality Management Systems Foundation (ISO 9001:2015)

The aim of this one-day course is to provide delegates with the skills and prior knowledge needed to complete the IRCA Internal QMS Auditor training course and IRCA QMS Lead Auditor/Auditor training course. It is also useful for an introduction for anyone involved in the development, implementation and management of an ISO 9001:2015 management system.…

Project Risk Management

Project management is opportunity management and it is the ability to seize opportunities but minimise surprises that can achieve optimum results. Risk management is a proactive tool to do this and get the best results for any project by having the ability to capitalise on managing uncertainty.

5S Workplace Organisation

5S is a practical methodology for organizing any given workplace, especially a shared workplace, and more importantly keeping it that way. By application of the simple rule a place for everything and everything in its place it prevents non-value added time in searching for workplace items a common and frustrating occurrence in most organisations. It…

Black Belt (Service and Transaction)

Lean Six Sigma is now a highly regarded and widely deployed approach to Continuous Improvement and has become the process improvement methodology of choice for organisations that are serious about achieving world class performance in quality and customer satisfaction. Lean Six Sigma is a team based application of process data and process knowledge to drive…

Green Belt

Lean Six Sigma is a highly regarded and widely deployed approach to Continuous Improvement both in the manufacturing and services sector. Lean Six Sigma is a team based application of process data and process knowledge to drive process improvement and cost savings in a disciplined project by project approach. It has become the process improvement…

Lean Laboratory

This two day course serves as an introduction to Lean Laboratory. The workshop presents the concepts, tools, and techniques involved in the practical application of Lean from a pathology laboratory perspective. This course has been specifically designed to give medical scientists the practical knowledge necessary to implement lean thinking into their laboratories. To achieve this,…

Lean Manufacturing Tools

The concept of Lean Manufacturing was developed in the early 1990s from studies of the Toyota Production System. It focuses on eliminating waste in processes, waste being anything that impedes the flow of product as it is being transformed in the value chain. Lean Manufacturing, to coin a phrase means getting product to where it…

Lean Six Sigma Champion

In-house Lean Six Sigma training delivered by SQT Training. Lean Six Sigma continues to be a success in delivering significant business improvements in both manufacturing and service industries and has become the process improvement methodology of choice for organisations that are serious about achieving world class performance in quality and customer satisfaction. However, many of…

Lean Six Sigma Network

The Lean Six Sigma Network was established in June 2004 to create an informal forum where Lean Six Sigma Practitioners and those actively involved in Lean Six Sigma projects or programme roll-outs, in any industry or organisation come together to discuss topics and areas of similar interest, share experiences and generally learn from each other…

Value Stream Mapping

With the ever-increasing pressure and requirement to improve processes and reduce costs across all industrial sectors, Value Stream Mapping is a powerful enabler in identifying and addressing these valuable opportunities in any organisation’s processes. In particular, it focuses on pinpointing waste in processes. Waste is anything that impedes the flow of a product or service…

How to deal with Stress Effectively

Stress is brought about by our reactions to different sources of pressures, both from the business setting and home. This workshop aims to give you the understanding, tools, knowledge, and motivation to pursue solutions to stress both at home and work.

How to deal with Stress Effectively

Stress is brought about by our reactions to different sources of pressures, both from the business setting and home. This workshop aims to give you the understanding, tools, knowledge, and motivation to pursue solutions to stress both at home and work.

Supervisory Management Skills

Front line supervision is critical in ensuring operational business goals are achieved. Those who supervise in this essential areas need to be able to balance business requirements with the interpersonal skills required to meet the needs of those who work in these areas. Getting the balance right is the hard part. Our program will help…

Pharma and Medical Device Industry Introduction

Fifteen of the worlds top 25 healthcare companies are located in Ireland with the sector sustaining over 40,000 jobs. This course is intended to give those aiming to move from general industry to the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturing sectors, a good grounding in the principles that govern the manufacture of both Pharmaceuticals and Medical…

Effective Time Management

Managing our time well is an important contributor to business success and personal life enjoyment. The ability to understand our time management habits, and plan and prioritise effectively are key to our being able to meet key business and personal goals and objectives.

Effective Time Management

Managing our time well is an important contributor to business success and personal life enjoyment. The ability to understand our time management habits, and plan and prioritise effectively are key to our being able to meet key business and personal goals and objectives.

Emotional Intelligence and its Role in Managing Effectively

With ever increasing competition in the business community and increased pressure to stand out from the crowd, it is now firmly accepted that it is important for individuals, managers and leaders to build and develop their emotional intelligence capabilities.

Overview of ISO 9001:2015 for Managers

This half-day course is designed to provide an overview of the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. It is structured to give managers an understanding of how to design and implement a QMS within their own organisation, the benefits of doing so and the role of leadership in QMS.

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