GMP Manufacturing Experience? Retrain Online for More Senior Roles and Higher Pay in Pharma Manufacturing in 9 Months

Our award-winning level 7 “Certificate in eBioPharmaChem-DT698” program and dedicated career coaches have helped over 2,300 people move from operator level roles to more senior jobs. Developed in consultation with the pharma industry including Pfizer and MSD. University Accredited by TU Dublin Ireland. WINNER of Best Online Learning Experience at the Irish Education Awards 2018.
  • Move from entry-level jobs to more senior manufacturing roles

  • Turn your knowledge into a university accredited certificate

  • Estimated salaries €32,000€70,000 plus overtime, bonuses and allowances. (Based on Irish job data)

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 15th February
  • Move from entry-level jobs to more senior manufacturing roles

  • Turn your knowledge into a university accredited certificate

  • Estimated salaries $35,000 – $75,000 plus overtime, bonuses and allowances. (Based on US job data)

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 15th February
  • Study online part-time – Complete 4 modules
  • 14 hrs/week for 37 weeks or choose a faster/slower schedule
  • Dedicated course leader who’ll check your progress at the end of every week and follow up with you to help you finish the course
  • Join 2290 Learners
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This program was the WINNER of Best Online Learning Experience at the Irish Education Awards 2018

GMP Manufacturing Experience? Retrain Online for More Senior Roles and Higher Pay in Pharma Manufacturing in 9 Months

Our award-winning level 7 “Certificate in eBioPharmaChem-DT698” program and dedicated career coaches have helped over 2,300 people move from operator level roles to more senior jobs. Developed in consultation with the pharma industry including Pfizer and MSD. University Accredited by TU Dublin Ireland. WINNER of Best Online Learning Experience at the Irish Education Awards 2018.

UNIVERSITY ACCREDITED
  • Move from entry-level jobs to more senior manufacturing roles

  • Turn your knowledge into a university accredited certificate

  • Estimated salaries €32,000€70,000 plus overtime, bonuses and allowances. (Based on Irish job data)

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 15th February
  • Move from entry-level jobs to more senior manufacturing roles

  • Turn your knowledge into a university accredited certificate

  • Estimated salaries $32,000 – $75,000 plus overtime, bonuses and allowances. (Based on US job data)

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 15th February
  • Study online part-time – Complete 4 modules
  • 14 hrs/week for 37 weeks or choose a faster/slower schedule
  • Dedicated course leader who’ll check your progress at the end of every week and follow up with you to help you finish the course
  • Join 2290 Learners

This programme was the WINNER of Best Online Learning Experience at the Irish Education Awards 2018

This Program is Right For You If;

  • You work as an operator/technician and want to reskill or upskill for more senior manufacturing roles and get a higher salary.

  • You want to get a university certificate and give yourself a competitive edge in the job market.
  • You are a working parent with (young) kids or have other family and caring commitments.
  • You are fed up with working shifts with little chance of a pay rise or a promotion.

Minimum Entry Requirements

This program is university accreditated by TU Dublin, Ireland so you need one of the following to meet its entry requirements:

  • You have worked in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulated manufacturing environment e.g:
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Medical device
    • Nutritional
    • Beverage
    • Food
    • Dairy manufacturing
  • Or
  • You have a sound understanding of GMP rules, regulations and guidelines.
    Or
  • You have a relevant honours engineering degree or laboratory science degree and want to get a university certificate.
    Or
  • You have successfully completed our Conversion Course into Pharma.

If you don’t meet our entry requirements, first take our Conversion Course into Pharma program.

Certificate in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Product Manufacturing

This Certificate is Accredited by a World Top 4% University

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  • Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) is one of the largest universities in Ireland

  • Ranked in the top 100 by the Times Higher Education for universities under 50 in 2014 and 2015

  • Named Best Institute of Technology by the Sunday Times in 2010
  • 28,500 registered students

  • Over 2,000 members of staff

Our learners work for the world’s biggest pharma and medical device companies

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Our learners work for the world’s biggest pharma and medical device companies

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What Roles Could I Retrain For?

STEP 1: Take this Level 7 “Certificate in BioPharmaChem” program. Typical roles we see advertised on our jobs board:

  • Quality Assurance Specialist – Some companies call this role:
    • Quality Assurance Associate
    • Quality Assurance (QA) Technician
    • QMS/QA Specialist
    • Quality Systems Coordinator
  • Documentation Specialist – Some companies call this role:
    • Document Controller
    • Documentation Coordinator
  • Validation Technician – Some pharma companies call this role:
    • Associate QA Validation Specialist
    • Equipment Validation Specialist
    • QA Validation Associate
    • QA Validation Specialist
  • CQV Engineer – Some pharma companies call this role:
    • CQV Specialist
    • C&Q Specialist
    • C&Q Junior Project Manager

And with experience

Pharma Manufacturing Essentials Course

Study all the Way to a Degree

STEP 2: Then you can take this “Certificate in Validation” program to move into more senior validation roles with a higher salary. Typical roles

  • Senior Validation Technician
  • CQV Technician

And with more work experience

  • Validation Engineer
  • Process Validation Engineer
  • Cleaning Validation Engineer

STEP 3: If you have completed our Certificate in eBioPharmaChem and Certificate in Validation which are standalone programs, you are already halfway to a level 7 Degree. Take 6 more modules to get a BSc degree in Degree in Manufacture of Medicinal Products (DT 291)

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What you’ll learn – There are four modules in this 37-week program

Module 1 – Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologies (Weeks 1 -10) 

This module will give you a broad understanding of how pharmaceutical products are made, the rules that govern manufacturing and the guidelines on how these rules are applied. You will also complete 7 different risk management tool workshops where you will learn to make extensive use of worst-case scenario planning to figure out what could go wrong in the manufacturing process and come up with steps to mitigate those risks. You will cover:

  • Introduction – to pharmaceutical, (bio)pharmaceutical manufacturing in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) regulated environment, quality systems vs regulation vs validation.
  • Quality Risk Management (QRM) – the huge importance of risk management and the steps involved in its application.
  • GMPs vs Quality Management Systems – GMPs vs ISO 9001:2015 and why use them both.
  • Industry Regulations and Guidelines – including, FDA GMPs for the United States, EMA GMPs for European Union, ICH, and PICs GMP regulation
  • Good Automated Manufacturing Practices (GAMP) – software categories, scalable validation deliverables, and operation activities.
  • API Manufacturing Technologies – organic chemical synthesis, aseptic & sterile manufacturing, separation technologies, and multi-stage sequence API synthesis.
  • Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologies – upstream processing, fermentation cellular protein synthesis, downstream processing, and column chromatography.
  • Process Validation and Documentation – design and verification of manufacturing systems
  • Cleaning Validation – engineering and chemical aspects of cleaning and cleaning equipment
  • Key Manufacturing Technologies – tablet manufacturing, vial filling, and freeze-drying FDA vs EU medical device regulations and classification.
  • Equipment Validation – IQ OQ PQ and Baseline Guide 5.

Module 2 – Advanced Writing Skills (Weeks 11 -13)

This module will give you the written communications skills to properly write reports and reference and cite source material in a manner that is consistent with the professional norms of this industry. It will guide you through the assignment writing process and equip you with the written communication skills you need for working in the industry.

Module 3 – Commissioning & Qualification of Equipment and Systems (Weeks 14 – 25)

This module will explain the engineering documentation (P&IDs, piping isometrics, etc.) used to specify and design equipment or systems in a manufacturing facility and will also walk you through how to develop a 100-page plus validation test (IQ, OQ, PQ) protocol for a clean in place (CIP) system. You will learn:

  • How to prioritise which parts of the equipment system are critical to validate and which parts are not etc, using component impact assessments and risk management tools.
  • How to read/interpret the engineering documentation such as P&IDs, Piping Isometrics & Electrical Loop Drawings used to define the equipment system.
  • How the intent of a process (like maintaining the product at the required temperature) is linked to the equipment that will be used to do this.
  • The tests along with the functional test scripts necessary to confirm that the installed equipment is fit-for-purpose, i.e. that it will do what it states that it will do based on the User Requirement Specifications).
  • How to use a traceability matrix tool to ensure that all requirements defined within the User Requirement Specifications (URS) are tested in the protocol.
  • How to qualify equipment, instruments and piping systems, and automation controls.
  • How to document all of these steps in a 100 page plus equipment validation protocol which you will develop as your end of module assignment.

Module 4 – Chemistry for API’s (Week 26 – 37))

This module will provide you with a foundation in the general chemistry necessary and fundamental concepts involved in the chemistry of API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) required for the manufacture of medicinal products.

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