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 programme, Certificate in eValidation.
The Certificate in eValidation is a Level 7 CPD Certificate that is university accredited by Technological University Dublin, Ireland. It is an online course of 3 modules, taking 14 hours per week over 30 weeks in total.
Your Level 7 Certificate is worth 15 ECTS credits.
This course equips you with the knowledge you would need to become a validation professional. (Sorry, we’re back to using industry-specific words again, have a look at this post on “What does a Validation Engineer do?“ to see exactly what validation is all about).
Jobs in validation are more advanced than the entry-level ones available to you after the Certificate in eBioPharmaChem. They generally pay more and, currently, there is a shortage of validation professionals in the industry so it could be a great time to get yourself these skills. Being a part-time course, you can study while you work.
Again, after earning this certificate, you could quite happily leave education behind and enjoy your new job in pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing. If you’ve been with us from the start then you’ve got TWO Level 7 CPD Certificates that are university accredited and you’ve given yourself a great start in your new industry.
You’re actually now halfway to a BSc degree.