Quality Assurance Officer

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What is a Quality Assurance Officer

Your work will allow businesses to produce high-quality results consistently.

By ensuring key areas such as customer service, product quality and health and safety are of the highest standard possible, you can create happier customers and greater business success.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Helping businesses to operate effectively by creating processes that staff members can follow.
  • Meeting customer needs by improving service and quality standards.
  • Communicating with staff members to develop and improve processes.

Getting in and Qualifications

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There are a variety of options to enter the field, from practical entry level roles to higher education.

Useful subjects:

  • Business Management
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics

Choosing a Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills as one of your S5 or S6 subjects can helpdevelop the skills a Quality Assurance Officer would require.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.

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Many people start in an entry-level role and take relevant work-based qualifications such as a Chartered Quality Institute Certificate in Quality Management.

Entry-level roles require qualifications at SCQF level 4/5, while more advanced roles require a Higher National Diploma or degree.

Alternative routes include a Graduate Apprenticeship in Business Management, gaining work experience while studying towards a degree qualification.