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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:

Candidates under the age of 23 must have obtained a minimum of Leaving Certificate Grade D3 at Ordinary Level in 5 subjects including Mathematics, and English or Irish, OR an appropriate craft/technician qualification OR non-standard applicants (e.g. mature students – over 23 years) will be considered on an individual basis. Eligible candidates may be interviewed.

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

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

An Information/Registration session will take place on Wednesday 6th September from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.
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.

Indicative Content

Mandatory Modules include:cGMP 1 & Quality Assurance, Chemical Principles, Biomolecules and Cells, Information Technology, Microbes, Enzymes & Energy, Intro. to Probability & Stats, Measurement Science, Essential Mathematical Skills, Health and Safety/ Environment, QA in Food Manufacturing, cGMP 2 and Quality Control, Work Placement, Cleanroom Management, Calibration Science, Lean Manufacturing, Contamination Control, Organic & Inorganic Chemistry, Creativity, Innovation & Teamwork
QA in Food Manufacturing, cGMP 2 and Quality Control, Introduction to Industrial Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Manufacturing Technology, Food Processing, Free Choice Module

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 in Stage 1 or Stage 2 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.


On successful completion of the full programme: Higher Certificate in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology  (Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

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