Education and Training in Pharma
1. e-(Bio) PharmaChem (DT 698)

Retrain for a High-Paying Job in Ireland’s BOOMING Pharma Manufacturing Industry in 8 Months

Retrain for a High-Paying Job in Pharma Manufacturing in 8 Months

Is your career stuck? Is your industry in decline? Want a great job with a higher
salary? Our Online “Certificate in BioPharmaChem” may be the answer.
  • Pharma Manufacturing Jobs are Stable, Safe and Secure
  • 81% of 2017 Graduates Found a New Job in 6 Months
  • High-Paying Jobs – 30% Above Average
  • Application Deadline: 21st November

Retrain for a High-Paying Job in Ireland’s BOOMING Pharma Manufacturing Industry in 8 Months

Retrain for a High-Paying Job in Pharma Manufacturing in 8 Months

Is your career stuck? Is your Industry in decline? Want a great job with a higher salary? Our online “Certificate in BioPharmaChem” may be the answer..
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Pharmaceutical Degree
Pharmaceutical Degree
Pharmaceutical Degree
Pharmaceutical Degree
Pharmaceutical Degree
Pharmaceutical Degree

3 Module over 30 Weeks
Study Online 14 hrs/week 

21st November
Class Starts: 29th November

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€28k to €65k
Based on Irish job data

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Why You Should Switch to Pharma

Why You Should Switch to Pharma

  • Pharma Manufacturing Jobs are Stable, Safe and Secure
  • 81% of 2017 Graduates Found a New Job in 6 Months
  • High-Paying Jobs (30% Above Average)

  • Application Deadline: 21st November

Entry Requirements &
What Kind of Job Could I Get?

If your CURRENT or PREVIOUS job is from one of these areas:

  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Quality
  • Maintenance
  • Science/Lab

Take this “Certificate in BioPharmachem” program to Retrain to perform the SAME OR SIMILAR job within the pharma industry. For example:

No Industry Experience?

For ALL other backgrounds such as:

  • Homemakers
  • Restaurant Sector – Chef, Cook, Restaurant Manager
  • Healthcare – Nurse, Pharmacist, Radiation Therapist, Caregivers, etc
  • Manufacturing – Production Operator, Toolmaker, Fitter/Turner
  • Food Processing – Operator, Butcher
  • Military – Army, Navy, Air Force, etc
  • Construction – Electrician, Plumber/Pipe-fitter, Carpenter/Joiner, Foreman, General Operative
  • Warehouse – All Warehouse Workers
  • Other – Farmers, Designers, Architects, Business, Sales, Retail, Accountants, Finance, Airline Staff etc

First you’ll need to take our Foundation Course in Manufacturing Safe Medicines to fill in your knowledge and qualification gaps and meet this program’s minimum academic requirements.

Then, take this Certificate in eBioPharmachem program to retrain for starter level roles such as:

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What Kind of Jobs are Available NOW in Ireland?

See the range and types of jobs currently available on Ireland’s Largest dedicated pharma jobs board.

What Kind of Jobs are Available NOW in Ireland?

See the range and types of jobs currently available on Ireland’s Largest dedicated pharma jobs board.

What is Pharmaceutical Manufacturing?

Pharmaceutical manufacturing is the synthesis and manufacture of medicines on an industrial scale. The process can be broken down into a series of steps such as:

  • Chemical synthesis of the medicine that helps the patient – the raw medicine is known as the API or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient.
  • Formulation or preparation – the medicine is mixed with solvents, binding agents, and pharmaceutical excipients along with milling and granulation.
  • Tablet compression – shaping the medicine into pills.
  • Tablet coating – to protect the pills and make them easier to swallow.

Is a Career in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing For Me?

Take this 30 second quiz to find out if you are a good fit!

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Check out this video from AstraZeneca for an overview of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process.

GetReskilled Success Stories

Sharon Egan


“Structurally Well Planned with the Opportunity for Practical Application”

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.


Mehmet Hascan


“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.

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


Regina McNamara


“I can Study Around Work and Family Commitments”

I’d recommend this course to anyone that wants to work in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing industry and is interested in building a successful career in this area. The online experience is working well for me as I study around work and family commitments.

The companies I applied for were very impressed. I am currently working in Boston Scientific manufacturing Balloon Catheters for Gallstone patients.

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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!”

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Darren Deehan

“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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David Masterson

“The courses are detailed, easily accessible, great to add to your CV or to compliment other qualifications.”

e(Bio) PharmaChem (DT 698)

Ewa Kalwarczyk

“This course would give you chance to continue to seek an employment and at the same time you can study to improve your chances at the job market.”

e(Bio) PharmaChem (DT 698)

James Fogarty

“This was fantastic opportunity for me to gain qualification in my own time. This would otherwise have been impossible due to cost and time due to child minding.”

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Michael Culkin

“If you are looking to retrain yourself and are willing to put in the time, I would recommend GetReskilled.”

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Morna Dixon

“Although it is very intensive it was very interesting and opened up new work options for consideration.”

e(Bio) PharmaChem (DT 698)

Trish Kineen

“It has been a great course to re-familiarise myself with the area after such a long time away. I is also brilliant that you can study in your own time & at home (so you don’t have travel & child minding costs). I found the pace of the course good and really enjoyed it.”

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Price & Start Dates

Price & Start Dates

Price & Start Dates

Price & Start Dates

Why not give us a try. Others have and they’ve been impressed!

Application Deadline: 21st November, 2018

Program Starts: 29th November


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GetReskilled Success Stories

Declan O’Shea


“I landed my Dream Role as a Project Engineer”

“I took GetReskilled’s 8 month eBioPharmaChem Course and started in an entry level role at Pfizer. I kept studying and I eventually leveraged my experience and academic qualifications and landed my dream job as a Project Engineer with the engineering consultants, Project Management


Trish Kineen


“You can study in your own time & at home (so you don’t have travel & child minding costs”

“It has been a great course to re-familiarize myself with the area after such a long time away and it’s brilliant that you can study in your own time & at home (so you don’t have travel & child minding costs)”


Jeffery Kophamel


“All of a Sudden People were Interested in Me”

When Jeffery Kophamel started his reskilling journey into pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing, he already had a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and had over twenty-five years of engineering experience but couldn’t find a job. He began applying for jobs while his course was ongoing and remembers that, “all of a sudden people were interested in me”

What Does Our Online Classroom Look Like?


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 programs can start off great, but staying motivated can be a challenge. So, we check your progress weekly to keep you on track and we’ll reach out to you by email or even by phone if you fall behind!
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 program.

This Certificate is Accredited by a World Top 2% University

D.I.T Dublin Institute Of Technology-GetReskilled

  • Largest University in Ireland
  • Ranked in 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
  • 20,000 registered students
  • Over 2,000 members of staff
  • Member of the European University Association

Your Lecturers

Our Team

Dr. Joe Brady

Full-time Validation Lead and Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Dr. Joe Brady is full-time practicing Validation Lead and 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 programs ranging from MSc, MEngSc. BSc, to Certificate level, for a range of academic institution.

He is also a supervisor for MSc/MEngSc and Ph.D. 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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Professor Anne Green

Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Professor 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 startup Wyeth Newbridge, (now Pfizer) and is a Training Director at NIBIRT in Ireland.

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 – Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologies 

This module will give you a broad understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, the rules that govern manufacturing and the guidelines on how these rules are applied along with the risk management tools to be used when making decisions that could impact the safety of the medicines being manufactured.

Week 1 – Manufacturing Safe Medicines
Week 2 – GMP’s and Quality Management Systems
Week 3 – Good Automated Manufacturing Practices (GAMP)
Week 4 – API Manufacturing Technologies
Week 5 – Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologies
Week 6 – Cleaning Validation
Week 7 – Medical Devices and Sterile Manufacturing
Week 8 – PQ OQ IQ
Week 9 & 10 – Complete an End of Module Assignment. Write a paper on “Why cGMPs are required for the manufacture of a life sciences product”.

Module 2 – Commissioning & Qualification of Equipment and Systems (VOMP 3002)

This program explains the engineering documentation used to specify and design equipment or systems in a manufacturing facility – and how to develop the test protocols (IQ, OQ, PQ) to ensure that it operates as intended and meets the regulatory requirements.

Week 11 – Interpreting P&ID’s
Week 12 – System Impact Assessment & Traceability Matrix
Week 13 – Installation Tests & Equipment Verification
Week 14 – Piping Isometrics & Checksheets
Week 15 – Instrument Loops & Checksheets
Week 16 – URS & Functional Testing
Week 17 – Assembling the Validation Protocol
Week 18 – Validation Protocol Final Review
Week 19 & 20 – Complete an End of Module Assignment. Write an IQ OQ PQ protocol for a Clean-in-Place system.

Module 3 – Chemistry for API’s (VOMP 3003)

The aim of this module is to provide a foundation in the general chemistry necessary to appreciate the fundamental concepts involved in the chemistry of API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) required for the manufacture of medicinal products.

Week 21 – Chemistry and Matter; Atomic Theory
Week 22 – The Periodic Table and Bonding
Week 23 – Stoichiometry
Week 24 – Acids and Bases Recrystallisation
Week 25 – Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Practical Laboratory
You will need to complete a full day laboratory during the remaining 5 weeks of the module. We will release preparatory material before the lab for you to study, review and print out.

NOTE: Labs are always held on Saturdays at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Special arrangements will be made for non-Irish residents.

Week 26 – Release & Review Materials ahead of Attending Laboratories
Introduction to Practical Chemistry
Materials for Laboratory Part 1 – Synthesis of Aspirin
Materials for Laboratory Part 2 – Organic Compound
Materials for Laboratory Part 3 – Calculations
Materials for Laboratory Part 4 – Preparation of Sodium Carbonate for washing soda using Titration

Week’s 27 – 30+ Attending Laboratory and Completion of an Online Exam

25-Week Advanced Career Coaching Program

You’ll also have access to our Advanced Career Coaching program where many of our trainees have been able to secure employment while still studying. This program walks you through the job hunting process step by step. This is a hands-on program – 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 program 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 personalized 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 program advisor who is there to offer support and guidance, offer personalized feedback and provide additional resources in any areas you need a little extra help.

Meet Claire

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

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Study all the Way to a Degree

Graphic of a jigsaw puzzle showing how GetReskilled courses work together to build a degree


Your path to a mid-career change into pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing begins with our Certificate in eBioPharmaChem. You can quite happily leave your education after you get this certification, this is the minimum you need and it’ll get your foot in the door.


If you decide, however, that you’d like to aim for jobs in the very sought after niche of validation, you can continue your education with a second program, eValidation.


You’re actually now halfway to a BSc degree.

BSc Manufacture of Medicinal Products

Our eBioPharmaChem and eValidation programs are standalone programs. You can study one or both and earn accredited certificates.

If you’ve taken both programs, you can then go on to study our eManufacturing modules.

eManufacturing is represented by the red piece of our jigsaw puzzle. You can how the 6 modules of that program complements the learning of eBioPharmaChem and eValidation to make up the BSc degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I be ready for a role in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in 30 weeks? Yes
  • I have never worked in the Pharmaceutical or Medical Manufacturing Industry before. Can I take this program? Yes, talk to our team
  • Is this course delivered online? Yes
  • Are all course materials available 24/7? Yes
  • Can I take this program at my own pace? Yes
  • Do I need to be online all the time? No you don't
  • Can I have my employer pay for this? Yes
  • Can I spread the payments over a couple of months? Yes
  • Will the program director proactively follow up with me to keep me on track with the program? Yes
  • Is this program available worldwide? Yes
  • What academic level is this program accredited at? Level 7
  • Is recognized prior learning (RPL) will be taken into account in assessing applicants for this program? Yes

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