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Christmas and Hogmanay 2014

Our building closes here on the college campus tomorrow afternoon (Friday 19th December) for the festive season; opening again on Monday 5th January 2015.

We welcome your bookings onto public courses via our automated website system, as usual; and our admin team will respond to you on our return.

In the meantime, we wish all of our customers and Associates a peaceful Christmas and prosperous New Year.  


SQMC marks World Quality Day with Quality awards

13th November marked World Quality Day, and the Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) celebrated the occasion with quality awards for Mandos Software and Diageo.

Now in its fourth year, SQMC’s annual awards recognise those individuals who have excelled in quality management.

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SQMC partners Quality Scotland

The Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) is proud to announce that it has joined Quality Scotland as a Partner in Excellence.

Fife-based SQMC becomes the fourth such Partner in Excellence; organisations who each provide expert training and guidance for Quality Scotland clients who have identified particular training needs through the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model.

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Small cracks can lead to big problems

Even the smallest of issues can escalate quickly and become much larger and more difficult to mitigate if left unchecked.

Having an effective and efficient Quality Management System (QMS) in place can identify many problems whilst they are still at a manageable level.

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SQMC Telephone Number Information

Updated: 08/07/2015

Please note that as of 17th October 2014, customers will no longer be able to speak with SQMC staff through our traditional local contact telephone number, 01383 725 000.  This is due to a BT telephone exchange issue.

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Assessors learn how to certify against new steel marking legislation

Quality in construction materials is essential, as is compliance with legislation - that is why assessors from across Scotland attended a course to learn what is required to ensure welding and fabrication companies achieve the necessary industry standards to stay on the right side of the law.

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ISO 9001:2015 Transition Training Opportunities

Updated: 09/02/2015

Revised plans for the format of SQMC's ISO 9001:2015 Transition courses have been drawn up, and the first of these single day workshops is scheduled for 17th June, 2015.

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CE Marking for Structural Steel and EN 1090 Certification

Welding and fabrication companies interested in achieving Registration to the EN 1090 Standard are welcome to an introductory awareness seminar on 19th September 2014 between 9:30am and 12 noon at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline, Fife. 

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ISO 9001 - should anyone put their training on hold?

With the release of the 2015 version of the ISO 9001 Standard due September next year, some trainee Lead Auditors are asking the question: “is it better to hold off training until the new Standard comes out?”

It’s a good question, but the answer is a resounding “NO!” – according to SQMC Associate Jennie Clark.  Here's why...

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World Accreditation Day 2014

Yesterday (9th June) marked World Accreditation Day, an initiative to promote the benefits of Standards and accreditation around the world.  

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