Validation Training Course (ONLINE) – For Starter Validation Roles. Join a Validation Team in a Pharma Company or Engineering Consultancy in 15-Weeks

Take this 2 module program including “Commissioning and Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems”. Learn to read P&IDs & piping isometrics. Develop an IQ OQ PQ Validation Protocol. Validate equipments & systems.
  • Build on your industry experience and start a higher-paying career in validation

  • Turn your practical work experience into an advanced certification

  • Estimated salaries $35,000 – $80,000 (Based on US job data)

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 17th March
  • Build on your industry experience and start a higher-paying career in validation

  • Turn your practical work experience into an advanced certification

  • Estimated salaries €35,000€65,000 (Based on Irish job data)

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 17th March
  • Study Online 15 hrs/week
  • 2 Modules over 15 Weeks
  • Weekly progress checks
  • Join 2340 Learners
Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems Course

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Validation Training Course (ONLINE) – For Starter Validation Roles. Join a Validation Team in a Pharma Company or Engineering Consultancy in 15-Weeks

Take this 2 module program including “Commissioning and Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems”. Learn to read P&IDs. Develop an IQ OQ PQ Validation Protocol. Validate equipment & systems.
Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems Course

Image: PM Group

  • Build on your industry experience and start a higher-paying career in validation

  • Turn your practical work experience into an advanced certification

  • Estimated salaries $35,000 – $80,000 (Based on US job data)

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 17th March
  • Build on your industry experience and start a higher-paying career in validation

  • Turn your practical work experience into an advanced certification

  • Estimated salaries €35,000€65,000 (Based on Irish job data)

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 17th March
  • Study Online 15 hrs/week
  • 2 Modules over 15 Weeks
  • Weekly progress checks
  • Join 2340 Learners
Apply NOW to Start Your Validation Career

Try Us Risk FREE for 7 Days 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Have you plateaued at work? Has your job become routine and monotonous? Has your salary growth flatlined? Fed up working outside on cold construction sites? You’re not alone but this program could help you restart your career.

Minimum Entry Requirements

You MUST have one of the following:

  • You are a plumber/pipefitter/pipe welder (e.g. high purity pipe fitter and orbital welder) / site-foreman / instrument or boiler technicians (i.e. you can interpret technical drawings, especially P&IDs and pipe skids).
    Or
  • You have 1 year or more of GMP manufacturing experience or have a recognized GMP certificate or qualification.
    Or
  • You have commissioning & qualification experience in ANY INDUSTRY e.g. Oil and Gas, Food Manufacturing, Mechanical Construction, etc.
    Or
  • You work in Quality Assurance or Quality Control in the pharma/medtech industry and are worried about having to sign off on validation documents you don’t fully understand!
    Or
  • You are a mechanical / chemical / process / petroleum / project / engineer or a lab/scientist and want to move into validation.
    Or
  • You already work in validation (e.g. mechanical contracting company carrying out high-purity pipework installations) but have no formal training on IQ OQ PQ validation protocols and want to learn more.

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 Validation Roles Could I Retrain For?

STEP 1, you take this “Starter Validation Course” to retrain for the following roles;

(Note that actual job titles may vary – the distinction is more between who’d employ you and what type of projects you’d work on).

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STEP 2, then take our Certificate in Validation program for Senior Validation Roles to get a level 7 university qualification from Technological University Dublin, Ireland and a more interesting job with a higher salary such as;

Some companies might call this role: CQV Engineer, Validation Specialist or C&Q Specialist

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STEP 3, take our Computer System Validation Course and extend your role to CSV Projects. Round out your qualifications and give yourself a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Enroll in this program to 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 validation protocol which you will develop as your end of module assignment.

You’ll produce your own 100-page plus IQ OQ PQ Validation Protocol to commission and qualify a clean-in-place system

The protocol will detail the following elements;

  • Product characteristics – showing what your system is looking to achieve/produce
  • Production equipment – detailing the equipment necessary
  • Test scripts and methods – telling you the steps involved in conducting a test
  • Test parameters and acceptance criteria – defining acceptable test results
  • Test checksheets – documenting and recording the test results
  • Final approval – documenting that the validation process has been successfully carried out

There are 2 modules in this 15-week program

Module 1 – Manufacturing Safe Medicines and Medical Devices (GMP) (Weeks 1-5)

In this module, you’ll learn about the systems used in pharmaceutical manufacturing. You’ll learn about the rules and regulations such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) that you need to follow. And you’ll learn enough technical information to get you talking to employers.

Module 2 – Commissioning and Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems (Weeks 6-15)

This is the validation bit. In this module, you will develop your own 100-page Validation Protocol to commission and qualify a clean-in-place system. You will also learn to read P&IDs, Piping Isometrics & Electrical Loop Drawings used to Develop Validation protocols. And you’ll learn how to qualify equipment, instruments and piping systems, along with automation controls and building facilities.

Already Have Validation Experience?

If you already have some experience working in Validation and know how to populate an IQ OQ PQ validation protocol, check out our academically accredited Pharmaceutical Validation Training Course (Online) – For Senior Validation Roles.

So What Is Validation?

Validation creates a documented evidence trail (through rigorously checking and testing) to demonstrate that a system, procedure or process used in the production and testing of the pharmaceutical product:

  • maintains compliance at all stages
  • and leads to a consistent and reproducible result

There are many other definitions of validation but the essence of all these definitions seems to be “documented scientific proof of consistent performance“.

Commission and Qualification is one part of a larger validation process for making sure that a facility – and the equipment in it – will function as required and be approved by the regulatory agencies that have jurisdiction over that facility.

An IQ OQ PQ Validation Protocol is a written plan stating how validation will be conducted including test parameters, product characteristics, production equipment and decision points on what constitutes an acceptable result.

IQ OQ PQ or Installation QualificationOperational Qualification and Performance Qualification are 3 independent and documented procedures used together (when executing a validation protocol) to check and test that a mechanical or software system is;

  • installed correctly
  • meets its design requirements and specifications
  • operates the way in which it was designed under load

Need More Detailed Information?

What are IQ, OQ and PQ?
What is a Validation Protocol?
IQ, OQ PQ Templates

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).

Hear From People Who’ve Taken This Course

Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems Course

Regina McNamara

Previous background:
Professional Painter

“I Can Study Around Work and Family Commitments”

Studying online is working well for me as I study around work and family commitments.

I would recommend this course to anyone that wants a new career in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing industry.

Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems Course

Mehmet Hascan

Previous background:
Technical Support

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

The administration staff and lecturers at Getreskilled 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.

Commissioning & Qualification (IQ OQ PQ) of Equipment and Systems Course

Sharon Egan

Previous background:
Food Manufacturing

“Structurally Well Planned with the Opportunity for Practical Application”

I found it 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.

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 will get your weekly program materials and assignments, ask questions, reply to messages, and more.

Each week, you’ll complete a series of videos, quizzes, interactive activities and validation focused projects through our online platform, available to access 24/7.
We release only one week’s worth of material at a time and then MANUALLY check your activity logs weekly to make sure that you’re managing to keep up with your workload. This helps us to spot any potential issues early. And you’ll have a dedicated course leader who will follow up with you if it looks like you’re starting to fall behind.
Your working schedules are unpredictable so we offer flexible delivery. Slow down, speed up or pause the delivery of the program.