Manufacturing Safe Medicines

Retrain Online for a Higher-Paying Job in the Pharma Manufacturing Industry in 4 Months
NO Previous Experience Required

Take our online, part-time, Conversion Course into Pharma. Retrain for a job in the
Pharma Industry
OR fill in your knowledge or qualification gaps for our follow-on
academic programs.

  • You DON’t need a science or chemistry qualification to get a starter job
  • 15 week online course – No needless travel
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 20th November

Retrain Online for a High-Paying Job in the Pharma Manufacturing Industry in 4 Months – NO Previous Experience Required

Take our online, part-time, Conversion Course into Pharma. Retrain for a job in the Pharma Industry OR fill in your knowledge or qualification gaps for our follow-on academic programs.
Manufacturing Safe Medicines & Medical Devices Course GetReskilled

DURATION
1 Module over 15 Weeks
Study Online 10 hrs/week 

LEVEL
No Industry Experience Required
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Wednesday 20th November
Class Starts: 28th November

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You can make this change even if you have no previous industry experience

Join over 1100 other people who have used this course to start a pharma career, including:

  • Homemakers
  • Unemployed
  • Restaurant Sector – Chef, Cook, Restaurant Manager
  • Healthcare – Nurse, Healthcare Assistant, Caregiver, Radiation Therapist etc
  • Pharmacists
  • 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
  • Sales/Business – Retail Sales, Pharma Sales, Business, Accountants, Finance, etc
  • Other – Farmers, Designers, Architects,  Airline Staff, Beauty/Hair Saloon etc

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

  • Food Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Quality
  • Maintenance

Take this “Conversion Course into Pharma” to perform the SAME OR SIMILAR job within the pharma industry.

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Join our Students who work at industry-leading companies such as:

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Conversion Course into Pharma Manufacturing

What Starter Level Roles I Could Retrain For?

STEP 1, take this conversion course to retrain for starter level roles such as:

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STEP 2, then take our Certificate in eBioPharmachem program to get an academic qualification from Technological University Dublin, Ireland and get better jobs with a higher salary. Typical roles;

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Why You Should Switch to Pharma

What You’ll Learn – There Are 2 Modules in This 15-Week Program

Module 1 – Manufacturing Safe Medicines (Weeks 1-10)

In this module, you’ll learn about the systems used in pharmaceutical manufacturing. You’ll learn about the rules and regulations that need to be followed. And you’ll learn enough technical information to get you talking to employers.

Module 2 – Advanced Career Coaching (Weeks 11-15)

This is the career bit. In this module, you’ll navigate your way, step by step, through the job hunting process. This specially-designed module is industry-specific. By the end of it, you’ll know which jobs you’d be perfect for, where to find them, and how to make applications to give yourself the best chance at success.

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Why You Should Switch to Pharma

What You’ll Learn – There Are 2 Modules in This 15-Week Program

Module 1 – Manufacturing Safe Medicines (Weeks 1 -10)

In this module, you’ll learn about the systems used in pharmaceutical manufacturing. You’ll learn about the rules and regulations that need to be followed. And you’ll learn enough technical information to get you talking to employers.

Module 2 – Advanced Career Coaching (Weeks 11-15)

This is the career bit. In this module, you’ll navigate your way, step by step, through the job hunting process. This specially-designed module is industry-specific. By the end of it, you’ll know which jobs you’d be perfect for, where to find them, and how to make applications to give yourself the best chance at success.

What is Pharmaceutical Manufacturing?

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

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.
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.
Slow down, speed up or pause the delivery of the course to match your work or home schedules.

Meet Your Online Classroom Support Team

When you learn at GetReskilled, you can always rely on an in-house team of experts to provide guidance and support, whenever you need it.

Lecturers

Safe Medicine Lecturers

Learn the systems, protocols, tools, vocabulary, and best practices from our Lecturer’s who have had decades of on the job experience.

Course Leaders

Safe Medicine Course Director

Your Course Leaders will onboard you on the program, and help keep you motivated throughout the course.

Course Coordinators

Safe Medicine Course Coordinators

Your CC’s are here to provide you with answers, tips, and are going to check your progress weekly to keep you on track and will reach out to you by email or even by phone if you fall behind!

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Hear From People Who’ve Taken This Course
Manufacturing Safe Medicines

John Ryan

“The course content material is concise and interesting”

“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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Ronan Balfe

“I would have no hesitation in recommending these courses”

“Studying online gives you the time to do the course in your own time yet with assignment deadlines this made you disciplined to meet the deadlines set. I would have no hesitation in recommending these courses to anyone wishing to gain an education in the pharmaceutical sector.”

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Edel Harkins

“Highly recommended to anyone who has been out of the industry for a period of time”

“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!”

Pharmaceutical Facility Design

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.”

Pharmaceutical Facility Design

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.”

Pharmaceutical Facility Design

Louise McManus

“Excellent course, well set out.”

Andy Wnuk, MSc (Eng) MIEI

“Along with the technical training in I would rate the course 10 out 10 and would highly recommend to others, very interesting, informative and very well presented. Relevant totally to my needs and expectations.”

David O’Shea, March 2012

“I found this course very beneficial and I am delighted that, even at early stages in the course, it has already provided me with the opportunity to secure a position within the pharmaceutical industry.”

Denis Hegarty, May 2012

“I found the course was run very professionally, The course notes and videos supplied were excellent, the notes tied in very efficiently and accurately with the videos. Dr Joe Brady’s presentation on the videos and his expertise and help at the webinars was outstanding. I found it very easy to continue studying even though I found employment two months into the course. I would highly recommend this course to anyone hoping to further their education in this field.”

Tan Sear Enyu, Venture Corporation Limited, SA

“The lecturers have vast knowledge to share and are technical specialists within the Life Sciences Industry…there was a lot of encouragement and team exchange of experience to bring in for class work and assignment participation.”

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Call Geraldine: +1 (617) 901 9268

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Call Sinead: +353 (0)21 2409016

Delivered by an Industry Expert

Lecturer Dr Joe Brady

Dr. Joe Brady

Full-Time Validation Lead and Lecturer, Technological University Dublin

Dr. Joe Brady is full-time practicing Validation Lead and an assistant lecturer with Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), 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 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.

Your 15-Week Class Schedule

Your Class Director is going to check your study logs at the end of every week and will only release the following week’s materials to you if you have been regularly logging in and completed the previous week’s activities.

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

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  • Finished Medicinal Products
  • Focus on Patient Safety and Product Quality
  • ISO-9001 ‘Quality Management Systems — Requirements’
  • Product Quality and cGMP Practices
  • Regulatory Guidelines for API Manufacturing
  • ICH Q10 Continual Improvements
  • Quality Systems Regulations – Manufacturing
  • FDA Medical Device Rules
  • Medical Device Regulations & Guidelines
  • Process Validation
  • ASTM E2500 ‘Specification, Design & Verification of Manufacturing Systems’
  • PQ, OQ and IQ (Performance Qualification, Operational Qualification, Installation Qualification)
  • Cleaning Validation
  • Introduction to Quality Risk Management (QRM)
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) – ‘Workshop’ exercise
  • Failure Mode, Effects (and Criticality) Analysis (FMEA / FMEAC) – ‘Workshop’ exercise
  • Documenting the Quality Risk Management Process
  • Batch Organic Chemical Synthesis
  • Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Tablet Manufacturing
  • Aseptic & Sterile Manufacturing
  • Purified Water Generation, Storage & Distribution
  • Clean Steam
  • Water for Injection, Storage and Distribution
  • Engineering Aspects of Cleaning
  • Chemistry Aspects of Cleaning
  • Steam Sterilization
  • HVAC for Non-Sterile Manufacturing
  • Cleanroom Layout
  • Area Classification Protection
  • Cleanroom Gowning
  • Cleanroom Monitoring
Write a 4-5 page essay, which you could present at a job interview to clearly demonstrate your Technical Knowledge and Understanding of the Quality Culture necessary to work in a GMP regulated manufacturing environment. It will confirm your understanding of how to Manufacture Safe Medicines and Medical Devices in a GMP regulated environment and will include the following topics:

  • The key requirements of a quality management system
  • The manufacturing responsibilities for quality systems
  • The cleaning validation sequence and how to determine cleanliness levels
  • The documentation of a complete risk management process in terms of identify risk, analyzing risk, evaluating risk and controlling risk.
  • The typical equipment and process stages used in the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients
  • The critical process parameters and quality attributes associated with the manufacture of tablets.
  • The generation, storage and distribution of pharmacopeia grade Purified Water (PUW).
  • The common cleanroom configuration and airflow direction that governs personnel and material flows in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment

Now you will start the Advanced Career Coaching elements of this course to develop the skills you will need to find a job in this industry.

  • Learn about your local BioPharma/MedTech manufacturing industry in detail
  • Understanding pharma industry jargon.
  • How to find the roles that are right for you
  • How to job hunt when you already have a job
  • Assessing your own skill set and how to sell that to employers
  • What employers expect from your application
  • CV and cover letter writing skills that are highly tailored to a job advert with personalized feedback
  • Develop a list of appropriate companies and people for speculative job applications
  • Practice writing speculative applications
  • How to make successful speculative applications
  • Network effectively both on and offline
  • How to use social media in your job hunt
  • Interview preparation
  • How to deal with psychometric testing
Complete a 9-step application process simulation for a BioPharma/MedTech job, using the relevant tools and techniques you have learned, including the following;

  • Discuss your local BioPharma/MedTech manufacturing industry
  • List the departments and job roles where your skills are best suited
  • Understand your current skill set and how to discuss that with employers
  • Network effectively both on and offline
  • Write a CV and a cover letter that are highly tailored to a job advert
  • Write a speculative application and have a list of local companies appropriate for such an application
  • Prepare for an interview
You will receive an end of course certificate from GetReskilled which along with others modules can build into an academic accreditation from the Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland) subject to the following criteria;

  • Passing a written or oral Exam on the materials.
  • The submission of all assessments and the end of module assignment.

5-Week Advanced Career Coaching
Open Your Eyes to Modern Job Hunting

This is a practical course, not a theoretical one. There is no “filler” content. Each and every task is specially designed to take you one step closer to the job you want in a structured way.

The course is assessed using a mock application for a real job advert. You’ll complete a 9-step application process simulation for a BioPharma/MedTech job, using the relevant tools and techniques.

“I never realised how much I didn’t know”

That’s the most common feedback we get when people finish this programme. And it really doesn’t take that long to get that new knowledge and start putting it to good use…

By the end of week 1 … you’ll have a personalised spreadsheet that shows all the steps to your job hunt, up front – no surprises. You’ll also have a handle on your current job hunting capabilities and where the gaps are. Finally, you’ll have completed exercises that lead you through discovering the unique things you’re bringing to employers.

In 5 weeks … you’ll have finished the module and submitted your assignment. As part of that you’ll have a completely rewritten CV and be 100% clear on the steps you need to take for each and every application to give you the best possible chance of success.

In 2 months… you’ll be in the process of applying for jobs. You’ll be talking to employers – submitting applications, taking phone interviews and participating in first round interviews and assessment centres.

In 3 – 6 months … you’ll have the first of your job offers. If you follow all our advice, you should have received at least 1 job offer.

In 1 year … you’ll be settled in your new career and possibly starting to consider your next step. The benefit of this course is that it’s timeless. What you learn now will be applicable to any job hunt in the future. This course isn’t about getting your next job, it’s about being confident and well prepared for every job hunt in the rest of your career.

Manufacturing Safe Medicines

Claire Wilson

Head of Career Coaching

Meet Claire

Claire runs GetReskilled’s Advanced Career Coaching Programme – our specially devised job hunting course that helps our trainees take that final step into employment by leading them through the job hunting process. She is extremely enthusiastic about helping people reach their final goal of employment in their new career path.

Claire has a BSc (Hons) in Medical Biology from Edinburgh University and spent 7 years working in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Show Off Your New Skills: Get a Certificate of Completion

Once the course is over, complete a written assignment to get certified in Manufacturing Safe Medicines & Medical Devices Course

Add it to your resume, your LinkedIn profile or just get that well-earned raise you’ve been waiting for.

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