Professional Certificate in Production and Operation Management

Are you interested in managing the production of goods and services? Do you want to be a manufacturer or are you thinking of packing and processing agricultural products? Then you are interested in becoming a Production and Operation Manager.

Production and Operations Managers deal with the planning, control and coordination of the creation of products or services to ensure that the products/services are of high standards to meet the needs of the customers and grow their brand.

Students of Production and Operations Management study the principles of applying business organization and management concepts in the creation of goods and services.

A good Production and Operations Manager is one that knows how to use limited resources to get the best results, create a product or service that meets best standards and ultimately grows an organization.

This CIAPS Professional Certificate in Production and Operations Management is a 3 months programme aimed at people interested in or already working in an organisation that produces or transforms products and services.

Our ideal candidates will have plans and ambitions to help invent new or improve existing products and services.

It is a hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme that focuses on the strategic elements of production management, operation process, quality management, compliance, distribution and logistics, people management, business communication and brand management.

Graduates from the course will leave CIAPS with a very clear understanding of the essential features of developing and promoting new products and services in new sectors and locations.

During the programme each student will experience different areas of production roles and projects.

You can choose to have your classes on weekdays (Monday to Friday) or weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

Duration: 3 Months
Start Date: September 26th, 2020
Next Start Date: Start of January 2021
Registration Fee: 100 USD
Course Fees: 1,200 USD


Key Modules to be covered in the Professional Certificate in Production and Operation Management include:

  • Introduction to Production Management
  • Strategic Planning in Production and operations
  • Quality Management
  • Distribution and Logistics
  • Inventory Control
  • Techniques for Scheduling
  • Capacity Planning
  • Procurement Management
  • Demand Management
  • Partnership and Negotiations
  • Relationship Management

Admission and Fees

Applicants for this course should have a first degree or equivalent (Bachelors, HND).

Having a good grade is a major advantage.

Applicants without such qualifications may apply, but their applications will be subject to a more complex process and they will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully follow the programme.

In all cases, applicants will be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and verbal interview.

Applicants will be deemed successful only if they are judged to possess a good mix of:

  • Imagination and creative thinking
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to work in a team
  • Resilience and stability
  • Integrity and respect for others
  • Applicants are highly advised to have access to a laptop or equivalent


  • Cost of the programme includes:
  • *Tuition Fees
  • *Learning Material
  • *Ancillary Facilities

You can register now and pay your course fees later.

Registration Fee: 100 USD

Programme Fees: The cost of the programme per participant is 1,200 USD

  • Payment Plan Available


This course has been designed with the clear objective of training passionate, dedicated professionals who will be capable of covering leading roles in commercial and industrial organisations. Depending on their experience and interests, graduates will leave the programme with the required competency and confidence to work in a variety of businesses and organisations as:

  • Factory Owners
  • Factory Managers
  • Production Manager / Supervisor
  • Production Planner / Scheduler
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality Manager / Supervisor


At CIAPS, we are proud of our high standards. We are conscious of the fact that much is demanded of our students during their time with us. To support our participants we have put in place a formidable team of academic advisers, experienced librarians and other learning support staff to help students get the best from their academic pursuits.

We are also very proud of our welfare and career services; these services are provided by a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist students with career guidance, CV preparations and registrations with international professional bodies. We have built, and continue to build, strong connections with reputable organisations that look for high standards and work with high achievers.

Learning and Assessments

This Professional Certificate Programme consists of four modules made up of twelve units. Participants in this course will be offered the opportunity to combine practise in real workplace situations with learning in our Centre.

It is a very interactive programme and each module can have both formative and summative assessment. These assessments can be written, verbal and based on observations.

There are two options for learning:

  • Classroom at the Centre
  • Distance Learning and Online

In both cases, final assessments will be marked in England.

Make sure you read “Admission & Fees” above to understand our admission criteria and fees before registering.

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