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Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Good Manufacturing Practice

  • Type of Course:

    Special Purpose Award

  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    30/8/2019 (Via Springboard+)

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 Leaving Certificate Grade O6/H7 (pre. 2017, D3 Ordinary Level) in five subjects to include Mathematics and English. 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. In this Special Purpose Award, the key topics addressed include identifying and measuring sources of cleanroom contamination, materials compatibility in controlling contamination, selection and use of cleaning agents, the classification of cleanrooms according to ISO14644-1, cleanroom design and construction, cleanroom garbing and behaviour, cleanroom monitoring and validation.


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 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

An Information session will take place on Wednesday 4th September 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students



Course Fee
€1,000 (€500 per 5 credit module x 2 modules)

The programme is delivered in one year, one module over 13 weeks in semester 1, and one module over 13 weeks in semester 2. Monday evenings 6.00pm – 9.00pm.


This is an industrial relevant course specifically designed for existing employees to upskill and build on their professional experience as well as for potential new recruits in the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Food industries who would like an accredited qualification. This course aims to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to work within these highly regulated manufacturing environments.

Certificate in Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices:

  1. Contamination Control (semester 1) and
  2. Cleanroom Management (semester 2).
Indicative Content

Click on modules above for detailed information.

Further Studies

Students completing this Special Purpose Awards together with the Special Purpose Award in Science of Biotechnological Manufacturing Operations may have the opportunity to proceed via Advanced Entry to the BSc in GMP and Technology course/CRSGMPE7Y1


Special Purposed Award - Certificate in Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices (Level 7, 10 ECTs, on the National Framework of Qualifictions).


For detailed module information, please click below

Semester 1   September 2019 to January 2020

1st lecture: Monday 16th September 2019 6.00pm -10.00pm

Semester 2   January 2020 to June 2020

  • Applications for this course are processed via Springboard+
  • This course open to all applicants; Employed, Unemployed, and Returners who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of course commencement.
  • Documentation supporting applicant’s status will be required as part of the application process.
  • Further proof confirming an applicant’s continued eligibility will also be required at the time of course commencement.
  • Visit: Am I Eligible For a Springboard+ Course? at
  • The dedicated Springboard freephone helpline is available for further advice and information – 1800 303 523.



Elaine McCarthy / Tammy Browne
021 4335150