Education and Training in Pharma
e-Validation (DT 758A)
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Specialise in Validation

Take this “Certificate in eValidation” & Become a Validation Professional.
  • Acute Shortage of Validation Professionals worldwide
  • 30-week Academically Accredited Certificate Course
  • High paying jobs (30% above average)
  • 81% of our graduates found jobs
  • Course Starts: November 16th
Price $7,499

Specialise in Validation

Take this “Certificate in eValidation” & Become a Validation Professional.
e-Validation Course GetReskilled
  • Acute Shortage of Validation Professionals worldwide
  • 30-week Academically Accredited Certificate Course
  • High paying jobs (30% above average)
  • 81% of our graduates found jobs
  • Course Starts: November 16th
Price $7,499
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Programme Highlights

Excellent Job Opportunities

There is an acute shortage of validation engineers worldwide at the moment. The Validation sector provides stable, secure and well-paying jobs, free from the cyclical ups and downs of the economy.

Portfolio Building – Give Yourself a Competitive Edge

Compile a portfolio of projects and assignments for yourself to give you a competitive edge when applying for positions within Validation Teams.

Learn from Experts at Your Own Pace

Complete 3 modules to get your academic certification. The modules are written and taught by our Validation experts – Dr. Brady and Dr. Greene – and do this all from the comfort of your own home.

Money Back Job Guarantee Available

Choose our “Job Guarantee” option, follow our specially devised job hunting plan – and if you don’t have a job offer within 3-months of graduating, we will refund your tuition in full.

This Course is Right For You If;

  • You’ve successfully completed our eBioPharmaChem course OR you’re already working within the pharma industry and want to specialise
  • You have a production, science, logistics, quality or manufacturing background and want to specialise in quality or validation roles

This course is probably not for you, if

  • You have never worked in any manufacturing or a related industry
  • You can’t read a P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram)

BTW, if you can’t read a P&ID, check out Commissioning and Qualification of Equipment and Systems Course

So What Is Validation?

Validation describes the process of creating an evidence trail to show that an action, process or system leads to a consistent and reproducible result. This ‘result’ is typically either taking a measurement or assessing product quality.

A Validation Engineer is responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring the validation strategy in highly regulated industries such as pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing.

They measure and analyze the process, audit and calibrate equipment and create a document trail that shows the process leads to a consistent result to ensure the highest quality products are produced.

There is currently a high demand for trained validation engineers. As a result, salaries are highly competitive.

Need More Detailed Information?

Read the following post on the role of a Validation Engineer.
Check out this link on Validation Technicians
Check out Validation Salaries
Check out his tool on the “Validation Engineers | 5-Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Day”

Watch this Video on a Validation Engineer’s Role!

For a great insight into validation roles from someone actually in the job, check out this video from the About Bioscience website, produced by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR).

This Certificate is Accredited by a World Top 2% University

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  • Largest University in Ireland
  • Named Best Institute of Tehnology by the Sunday Times in 2010
  • Ranked in top 100 by the Times Higher Education for universities under 50 in 2014 and 2015
  • 20,000 registered students
  • Over 2,000 members of staff
  • Member of the European University Association

Career Opportunities

What kind of roles could I apply for after finishing this course?

Background
Roles
Pharmaceutical Industry Experience?
Apply for these Validation Roles >>
Quality Coordinator
Validation Engineer
Quality Engineer
Document Management Specialist
Add Computer Systems Validation Course
to Apply for these Automation Roles >>
Automation Engineer
Systems Engineer
Applications Engineer
Computer Operations Specialist
Background
RolesMedian US Salaries: Source BLS
Pharmaceutical Industry Experience?
Apply for these Validation Roles >>
Quality Coordinator
Validation Engineer
Quality Engineer
Document Management Specialist
$ 48,000
$ 90,000
$ 86,000
$ 47,500
Add Computer Systems Validation Course
to Apply for these Automation Roles >>
Automation Engineer
Systems Engineer
Applications Engineer
Computer Operations Specialist
$ 96,350
$ 110,650
$ 85,000
$ 87,500

What Does the Online Classroom Look Like?

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We use one centralized platform where you can log into your classroom. There you can get assignments, interact with faculty and peers, reply to message boards, and more.

Each week, you’ll complete a series of videos, quizzes, interactive activities and projects through our online platform, available to access 24/7.
Online courses can start off great, but staying motivated can be a challenge. So, you’ll get regular feedback reports (and emails or phone calls if you fall behind!) to keep you on track.
Because it’s online, there are no long commutes, traffic jams or crowded trains to deal with on the way to class. Study at home after the kids have gone to bed.
Your working schedules are unpredictable so we offer flexible delivery. Slow down, speed up or pause the delivery of the course.
GetReskilled Success Stories
Validation

Sharon Egan

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“Structurally Well Planned with the Opportunity for Practical Application”

Like most of us, I had worked on validation projects in the past on a “learn as you go” basis with no formal training in this area. I always felt that there was a knowledge gap so I was both delighted and surprised to discover that GetReskilled were offering the e-Validation course.

I found the course to be interesting, structurally well planned with the opportunity for practical application of the course modules through various assignments.

I have worked in the Medical device/Pharmaceutical and Food industries and found the course to be extremely relevant to all industries.
From URS to PQ, this course provides the relevant learning materials and will help you develop your skills to master validation projects.

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Mehmet Hascan

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“Material was Delivered in an Engaging, Interesting and Supportive Way”

Having faced a career change in the middle of an economic downturn, I lost some of myself confidence and needed a major boost. The area of Biopharmaceutical operations and validation was of interest to me as it does play an important role in the pharmaceutical industry at present..

The administration staff and lecturers at Getreskilled/DIT are first class and the course material was delivered in an engaging, interesting and supportive way.

I have now been working at Johnson and Johnson Vision Care as Validation Engineer in Limerick and I look forward to put what I have learned into practice.

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Regina McNamara

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“I can Study Around Work and Family Commitments”

I decided to take the course with GetReskilled as I wanted to return to work and gain experience. I also made this decision as I like the fact that the Certificate is part of a Degree programme. The online experience is working well for me as I study around work and family commitments.

I would recommend this course for anyone that wants to make the transition into the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing industry and is interested in building a successful career in this area.

The companies I applied for were very impressed. It demonstrates that I am a self starter and wished to improve my opportunities in attaining a promotion in the future. I am currently working in Boston Scientific manufacturing Balloon Catheters that are used in Gallstone patients.

Edel Harkins

“I would highly recommend anyone in my situation who has been out of the industry for a period of time to do these courses. They have contributed to my new found confidence in my existing and new qualifications, my improved interview skills and my new job!”

Ronan Balfe

“I have really enjoyed the course. The course content was very detailed and way surpassed my expectation. While the course was challenging, the online support and access was exceptional. I am really looking forward to progressing to the follow-on/specialization course, “BioValidation” when it becomes available.”

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John Ryan

“The professionalism and passion of the lecturers comes across in the tutorials which gives the student confidence and encouragement to keep on top of the course. The course content material is concise and interesting. The timing of the release of the lessons is perfect, the student moves at a comfortable pace, one step at a time.”

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Noel O’Brien

“The quality of the course content was excellent and very substantial and covered all aspects associated within the Pharmaceutical, Bio-Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries. Information that I feel could and would be very much a requirement for the type of work I would be seeking, within such companies.”

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Anne Reilly

“Very important to do a course if you have been absent from workplace for a relatively long period. It just gives you the confidence to do interviews etc.”

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Louise McManus

“Excellent course, well set out.”

Your Lecturers

Our Team

Dr. Joe Brady

Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Dr. Joe Brady is an assistant lecturer with the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), in the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Joe is a certified trainer, and highly experienced in competency based training. He designs and prepares educational modules and full academic courses ranging from MSc, MEngSc. BSc, to Certificate level, for a range of academic institution.

He is also a supervisor for MSc/MEngSc and PhD theses. Joe has over seventeen years project experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries in Ireland, Singapore, China, The Netherlands, France and the USA.

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Dr. Anne Green

Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Dr Anne Green is the pharmaceutical technology and pharmaceutical projects manager in Ireland and is a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Technology, Validation and Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland.

In addition, she is also secretary of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) Secretary, Irish Chapter. Her experience ranges from a technical service chemist, Sterling Wintrop Dungarvan, (now GSK), validation manager at start up Wyeth Newbridge, (now Pfizer) and is a Training Director at NIBIRT in Ireland.

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Prices & Start Dates

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Prices & Start Dates

Prices & Start Dates

Course Starts: November 16th, 2017

Start Your Application

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Contact Us

USA/World
Call Geraldine: +1 (617) 901 9268

Ireland
Call Sinead: +353 (0)21 2409016

We’re so confident you’ll get a job in Ireland, we’ll give you a money back guarantee.
  • Choose a course with our Job Guarantee option.
  • Follow our specially devised job hunting plan while you study.
  • If you don’t have a job offer within 6 months of graduating, you’ll get all your course fees back (yes, really!).

Your 30-Week Class Schedule

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Your Class Director will check your study logs and only will release subsequent week’s materials to you if you have been logging in for more than 10 hours per week.

And he or she will proactively follow up with you to keep you on track.

Module 1 – Pharmaceutical Facility Design

In this module you will receive a strong grounding in the modern pharmaceutical science and engineering concepts of the environmental controls (air) and clean utility systems design that underpin an aseptic manufacturing facility and the quality systems used in this highly regulated environment to ensure the manufacture of safe and effective medicines for the public.

Week 1 – Controlling Air Quality and Clean Utilities Manufacturing Logistics Calculations
Week 2 – Purified Water Generation and Distribution
Week 3 – Clean Steam and Sterilization
Week 4 – Controlling Material and Personnel flows
Week 5 – Aseptic Processing and Vial Filling
Week 6 – Controlling Cleanrooms and Automation
Week 7 – Quality Systems for Cleanrooms
Week 8 – Construction Lifecycle for New and Modified Facilities
Week 9 & 10 – Complete an End of Module Assignment. Develop a site master plan for an aseptic manufacturing process and the design of its environmental control and clean utility systems.

You will complete the following activities and produce a number of deliverables during the course including:

  • Calculating Mass Balances and Equipment Sizing
  • Designing a Clean Utility generation and distribution system
  • Defining the cleanroom layout for safe material and personnel flows
  • Describing the Quality System necessary for manufacturing safe medicines

Module 2 – Planning a Validation Strategy

This module will give you a broad understanding of how to develop a Validation Master Plan (VMP) for a typical product lifecycle and to prepare the Process Validation Protocol for presentation during a regulatory audit.

Week 11 – What’s new in Validation and in Quality
Week 12 – ISPE Guidance Documents and ASTM E2500
Week 13 – Preparing for Process Validation
Week 14 – The Quality Plan, Change Control and the Validation Master Plan (VMP)
Week 15 – Process Validation
Week 16 – The Process Validation Report
Week 17 – Cleaning Validation
Week 18 – Health & Safety at the Operator/Product Interface
Week 19 & 20 – Complete an End of Module Assignment. Complete this module with 8 weeks of study and an extra 2 weeks to complete the end of module assignment.

Module 3 – From URS to PQ – a Validation Project 

This is a workshop driven module where you will develop a P&ID and then back-engineer it into a URS (User Requirement Specification) which will be used to identify the key process measurements that will form the basis of the Performance Qualification (PQ) test script.

Week 21 to 22 – Supplementary Content: Generation of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, URS for Hot Detergent and Hot PUW Generation and Distribution Skid System, Equipment List, Instrument List (Incl. both an Attachment and Video Link), Inline Components List (Incl. both an Attachment and Video Link), Piping Line List (Incl. both an Attachment and Video Link), P&ID Instrument Identification (Incl. Video Link Only)
Week 23 – P&IDs
Week 24 – URS Matrix
Week 25 – Workshop
Week 26 – Workshop
Week 27 – Workshop
Week 28 – Workshop
Week 29 – PQ Template
Week 30 – PQ Template

25-Week Advanced Career Coaching Programme

You’ll also have access to our Advanced Career Coaching programme where many of our trainees have been able to secure employment while still studying. This programme walks you through the job hunting process step by step. This is a hands-on course – everything you do within it will advance your job-hunting skills in a very practical way and take you a step closer to landing your ideal job within the pharma or med device industries.

The course covers topics including:

  • How to find the roles that are right for you
  • Assessing your own skill set and how to sell that to employers
  • CV and cover letter writing skills, with personalised feedback
  • How to Network  Effectively
  • How to use social media in your job hunt
  • Interview preparation

During the first 4 weeks we’ll introduce new skills and lay the groundwork for your job hunt. From week 5 onwards we’ll look to develop those skills and you’ll start applying for jobs.

In addition, you’ll also have access to a course advisor who is there to offer support and guidance, offer personalised feedback and provide additional resources in any areas you need a little extra help.

Meet Claire

Claire runs GetReskilled’s Advanced Career Coaching Programme – our specially devised job hunting course that will help you find a job.

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Academically Accredited by DIT

This CPD Certificate (Continuous Professional Development) is academically accredited by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland subject to the submission of all assessments and end of module assignments.

  • CPD: Level 7
  • Programme Credits (ECTS): 15
  • Awarding Body: DIT

Admission Criteria

People with a technical, production, science, logistics or quality background who want to make a career change into the pharmaceutical, bio pharmaceutical and medical device industries or those already working in these sectors.

Recognized prior learning (RPL) will be taken into account in assessing applicants for this program.

Available Worldwide

This e-Validation course is available worldwide.

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Contact Us

USA/World
Call Geraldine: +1 (617) 901 9268

Ireland
Call Sinead: +353 (0)21 2409016

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Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of the people are in their 30’s and 40’s with some in their 20’s and 50’s.
Ideally, you should have at least 5 years relevant work experience or a technical qualification in science or engineering and a minimum of a second level qualification (High School Diploma, Leaving Certificate, A or O Levels, etc).

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