Professional Certificate in Production and Operations Management

Professional Certificate Programme

Professional Certificate in Production and Operations Management

Learn how to plan, control and coordinate the creation of high-quality products or services to meet the needs of customers and grow a brand.

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Cost: 
  • Discounts: Save up to 50% (click to claim discount)
  • Course Start Date: January 29th, 2022
  • Learning Mode: Physical or Online

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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.

Course Overview

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

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.

Who is this course for?

  • New graduates interested in starting a career in production and operations management
  • Experienced professionals seeking to improve their skills and bear more work responsibilities
  • Candidates with plans and ambitions to help invent new or improve existing products and services.
Registration fee


Course fees


Save up to 50%: Read "Discounts" section below to learn more.

Flexible Payment Method

30% Down Payment

*Spread the balance over the duration of the course

Course Content

  • 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

How will you be assessed?

This Professional Certificate Programme consists of four modules made up of twelve units. You will be offered the opportunity to combine practice 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.

The CIAPS Advantage

Learn from the best

Our faculty are top professionals in the field of production and operations management

Flexible study times

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

Develop practical skills

During the programme, you will experience different areas of production roles and projects that help you build skills.

Career support

We have a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist you with career guidance, CV preparations and registrations with international professional bodies.

Enabling learning environment and friendly staff

Learn and grow in a comfortable learning environment with great welfare services.

Earn an international certificate

CIAPS is an internationally recognised professional graduate school. Earning our certificate makes you competitive locally and globally.

  • Registration Fee:

  • Programme fee per participant:

Includes: Tuition Fees, Learning Material, and Ancillary Facilities

Flexible payments:

    • You can register now and pay your course fees later
    •  Installment payment plans available for course fees

If you qualify for all discounts, you can pay as little as


  • Early bird Discount (15% of tuition fee):
    Complete 50% of the tuition fee before course start date to be eligible for this discount.
  • Referral Discount (15% of tuition fee): If a former CIAPS student referred you to CIAPS, you can include his/her CIAPS student number as the discount code in the registration form to be eligible for this discount.
  • Unemployment Discount (20% of tuition fee): This discount is available to applicants who are unemployed.

You can claim any or all of these discounts in the Registration Form when applying for the course.

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 interviews. 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

At CIAPS, students combine theory with practice to gain real-life, workplace skills. Through PPP sessions, students come together to develop projects as part of their learnings.

  • In *2019, students produced and managed a snail packaging product.


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 your experience and interests, you will graduate from 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

What our students have to say

I don’t have any word to quantify or qualify my experience at CIAPS. it was really fascinating and worthwhile listening to lectures from seasoned and world class teachers and facilitators like Prof Kila, Mr Rotimi, an erudite scholar and lecturer and a host of others. Thanks for making me understand the meaning of project method of teaching and applying the Z to A approach. Cheers

Oyebade Samson

Oyebade Samson Oluwatosin

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