IIOM Certificate Training
Short Course in Obsolescence Management at IIOM Associate Level
“This course should be accepted by heads of business as the standard course for all obsolescence practitioners”
“Excellent course- hope to send another member of my team next time”
To obtain membership of IIOM at Associate level, IIOM requires candidates to have successfully passed a training course from an approved training provider. This course has been approved by IIOM as meeting those requirements.
This course assumes no prior knowledge or experience in the field of Obsolescence Management, or Engineering in general. It is expected that students will have pass grades at GCSE in Maths and English.
The course will be delivered in English.
No pre-course background reading is required.
The course will comprise presentations from an experienced, IIOM endorsed trainer, who will encourage attendees to contribute to the content by facilitated class discussions. In addition, there will be practical exercises, real-life illustrative examples, a final multiple-choice examination, and a post-course assessed project which will contribute to the examination marks to provide a successful course completion certificate which can be presented to IIOM for membership at the Associate level.
Course Structure and Content
The course will take 3 full days which will include the final examination. There will be no formal ‘home-work’ during the course, but candidates will be encouraged to review the day’s presentations and there will be an opportunity to mix socially with the trainer and other experienced company personnel at the course venue or hotel.
The course is structured around answering a series of questions which a person new to the subject might ask. These are:
Module 1 – Introduction – Why am I here?
Module 2 – What is Obsolescence? Why bother doing anything about it?
Module 3 – What Causes Obsolescence?
Module 4 – Mitigations and Resolutions – What can we do to solve Obsolescence issues?
Module 5 – The Wonderful World of Counterfeits – How obsolescence encourages the sale of counterfeit components and what can be done to avoid them.
Module 6 – Strategies – ‘What we are going to do and why we are going to do it?’
Module 7 – Process – How we are going to do it?
Module 8 – Software Obsolescence – How it arises and what can we do about it?
Module 9 – Obsolescence Management Plan – How we are going to do it?
Module 10 – Contracting – Can we get someone else to do the hard work for us?
Module 11 – Justification – How can we show that we are cost-effective?
Attendees will receive bound copies of all the presentation slides with associated lecturer’s notes pages. Where notes pages give the answers to in-class discussions, they will be distributed after the relevant module.
The course will be held at CMCA(UK)’s offices in Worcester (or similar facility in a hotel depending on the number of attendees). It is expected that the attendees will be accommodated together in a local hotel, to allow for networking and the opportunity to ask the course staff any questions. Recommendations will be made prior to the event upon confirmation of the booking.
A 60-question multiple-choice examination with a time limit of 2 hours. This will be an invigilated ‘closed-book’ exam with no reference material allowed. mobile phones will be collected prior to the exam and returned on completion.
The Post Course Project
The project will require the candidate to produce, within 4 weeks of course completion, a piece of work based on the course content. This will require the candidate to use information gained during the course to produce a document which complies with the International Standard IEC 62402:2019, and demonstrates their knowledge and understanding of the subject and an ability to put it into practice. This will be assessed as either ‘satisfactory’ or ‘not satisfactory’.
In order to qualify for IIOM membership at Associate level, students will be required to achieve 80% (48/60) in the exam and an assessment of ‘satisfactory’ for the post-course project. In the event that a student fails the exam, then they are allowed two more attempts before having to re-sit the course. Each attempt is priced at £50 and the re-sit would take place at the end of the next available training course. If a student receives a mark of Unsatisfactory on the Course Project, then further reviews are charged at £50 each until a Satisfactory mark is achieved.
Refreshments will be available during the course and a buffet lunch will be provided.
During the course the attendees will be using an Obsolescence Management tool accessed through a website. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own, or office, internet-capable laptop, but if they do not possess one, a CMCA(UK) laptop will be provided for the duration of the course.
£1,475 + VAT.
Terms and Conditions
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An invoice will be issued prior to the course. Full payment is required on receipt of invoice, and payment should be received within 30 days of the invoice date, or 14 days prior to the course commencement date, whichever is earlier. Should the booking be made within 14 working days of the course commencement date, then payment must be made immediately. Attendance on a course may be refused if full payment has not been received, and certificates will not be released until full payment has been made.
Payments can be made in the following ways:
• Electronic bank transfer to Central Management Catalogue Agency (UK) Limited (please contact us for full details)
• Cheque made payable to Central Management Catalogue Agency (UK) Limited
• Debit or credit card
Unfortunately, we must charge the full fee when confirmed bookings are cancelled within 14 days of the course start date. In the event of a cancellation, you may nominate a substitute, but if one cannot be found, the following scale of charges shall apply:
• 30 days or more before the course starts – full refund
• 15 to 29 days before the course starts – 50% refund
• 14 days or less before the course starts – no refund
For enquiries, please contact: Andy.Davis@cmcauk.co.uk