CQI Diploma in Quality Management

DHI were one of the most successful providers of this qualification and we had over 400 students many of whom gained Distinctions and Merits.

However, in 2015 the CQI announced that as from December 30th that year, they would no longer register students for that qualification and that they were ceasing their Ofqual approval.

As a consequence, there was no Quality based qualification that would enable a student to progress to a higher level degree unless of course he/she had already acquired a Batchelor's Degree in something else. There is also the possibility of being accepted by some Universities on the basis of being a mature student and possessing relevant work experience.

DHI saw this to be a vacuum in the market and decided that since DHI had originally been contracted by the CQI to create its Diploma, then we clearly were in a position to create our own. Not only have we done this, but we have also created a range of relevant supportive Courses, one of which is the Quality Fundamentals e-learning course, designed to more than replace the also defunct CQI Level 3 Certificate in Quality Management and also a feed into our Diploma. Because there were a number of topics that we felt should have been in the Diploma anyway, we have put these together into a set which collectively make our Higher Diploma in Quality Leadership provided that the student has completed the Diploma itself.

Start your David Hutchins Innovation (DHI) journey today and you could be a qualified in a year and you will start to improve your teams performance almost right away.

For over 40 years, David Hutchins Innovation has been ‘the name’ in world-class Quality training, qualifying hundreds of people every year. Don’t accept any substitutes! 

We’ve trained our students to become leaders in their field.  Request a FREE Quality Fundamentals Demo today.


Every year David Hutchins Innovation train several hundred people like you and help them start to make a difference in their careers. Our team of highly qualified and experienced consultants have carefully devised a course which will teach you everything you need to know to start to make improvements, at work and at home.

When you choose to study with David Hutchins Innovation you are investing in your future and working towards one of the most sought after and recognised qualifications in the industry. The Quality Fundamentals, Diploma and Higher Diploma in Quality Leadership will establish you as an authority in your business.

On completion of the DHI Diploma in Quality leadership you will receive a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) approved Certificate in Quality Fundamentals.  

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This Quality Fundamentals course has everything you need to make a positive start in your studies. The course is broken down into bite sized sections with a short quiz at the end of each section. Designed to be viewed from either PC, laptop, tablet or mobile phone, you can study any time of day and pick up from where you left off.   The course is made up of five Core Units:

Following on from the Quality Fundamentals, the Diploma in Quality Leadership provides the professional credibility, knowledge and skills you need to make a difference in your work life.

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Distance Learning – Part time

Quality Fundamentals is entirely elearning based. It is packed with quizzes as gateways to progression. At the end of the course there is a final quiz. On satisfactory completion of the quiz you will be a awarded with the Quality Fundamentals Certificate.


Quality Fundamentals is designed for all levels of academic ability and is intended for the entire payroll from the CEO through to line personnel. It forms the basis of all other David Hutchins International Quality College (DHIQC) quality based courses.


The price for the 5 unit Quality Fundamentals course is £1100 (£225 + VAT per unit).

There are no other charges, registration fees or membership requirements.

** VAT at current rates applies to all students or their employers within the UK and European Union.

Overseas students
Outside of the EU, VAT still applies to individuals purchasing the courses themselves but not in the case where the courses are paid for by registered Companies. These are not our rules unfortunately, but it is the legal situation.

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