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Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology Part-time (Higher Certificate)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Good Manufacturing Practice

  • Type of Course:

    Higher Certificate

  • Type of Qualification:

    Higher Certificate

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    18th January 2017

Admission Requirements:

Applications are welcome from persons over 23 years of age by 1 January of year of entry. 

Applicants under the age of 23 must have obtained at least 5 passes at Ordinary Grade D3 in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examinations to include English and Mathematics. Alternative Maths does not qualify applicants on this basis. Other examinations/qualifications taken such as GCE/GCSE, trade/craft exams are considered.

Course summary

A nationally accredited education programme designed to meet the education and training needs of people in the areas of Production, Quality Assurance and Validation in the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, and Food industries.


Process, Energy and Transport Engineering

Module Fee

€450 per 5 credit module

1 - 4 evenings a week depending on the number of modules taken. A number of daytime workshops to be decided.

Course Outline

This course is designed for existing employees or potential new recruits in the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices, and Food industries who would like an accredited qualification.

Indicative Content

Modules will include:
cGMP1 and Quality Assurance, Biology, Chemistry, Measurement Science, Information Technology, Maths, Occupational Health and Safety/Environmental Management, cGMP2 and QC, Lean Manufacturing, Contamination Control, Cleanroom Management, Manufacturing Technology, Calibration Science, Introduction to Biotechnology, Food Processing, Quality Assurance in Food Manufacturing, Work Placement.


Course Options

Credits and Certificates are awarded for each subject passed, allowing participants to select accredited modules appropriate to skill need and/or gather credits towards the award of Higher Certificate.


Applicants who have appropriate experience and knowledge of the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical or Medical Devices industries may be considered exempt from examination of some upon providing evidence via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme of the Institute.

Further Studies

Students completing the Higher Certificate in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology have the opportunity to proceed to a Bachelor of Science in Good Manufacturing Practice (Level 7). Please contact Elaine McCarthy T: 021 4335150 or by email for more details.

Note: All classes 6pm - 9pm
The running of individual modules will be dependent on a sufficient number of students enrolling on the course. The module may be withdrawn if this requirement is not fulfilled.

For detailed module information, please click here


Semester 2   February 2017 to June 2017
Cleanroom Management (Tuesday nights, 6-9 pm, starting the 31st January  to the end of May 2017)
Introduction to Industrial Biotechnology (Wednesday nights,  6-10pm, starting 1st Feb. to end of May 2017)


  • Online application is open for courses commencing semester 2 2016/2017 (week beginning the 30th of January 2017).
  • Note: The running of individual modules will be dependent on a sufficient number of students enrolling on the course. The module may be withdrawn if this requirement is not fulfilled.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.









Ms Elaine McCarthy
021 4335150