1. Manufacturing Safe Medicines & Medical Devices Course
Manufacturing Safe Medicines

Manufacturing Safe Medicines (Foundation Course)
NO Experience Required

No Industry Experience? FIRST, take this course to fill in your knowledge or
qualification gaps. Then take our follow-on programs.
  • Take your first step to retrain for a starter level job in pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Check that this well paying industry is the right fit for you
  • 8 week online course – No needless travel
  • Application Deadline: 27th March
Price $999

Manufacturing Safe Medicines (Foundation Course)
NO Experience Required

No Industry Experience? FIRST, take this course to fill in your knowledge or qualification gaps. Then take our follow-on programs.
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1 Module over 8 Weeks
Study Online 10 hrs/week 

No Industry Experience Required
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27th March
Class Starts: 4th of April

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This Course is Right For You If;

You have NO industry experience or NO academic qualifications.

You want to retrain for a starter level job in the pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing industry. Typical backgrounds include;

  • Homemakers
  • Unemployed
  • 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
  • Sales/Business – Retail Sales, Pharma Sales, Business, Accountants, Finance, etc
  • Other – Farmers, Designers, Architects,  Airline Staff, Beauty/Hair Saloon etc

What Starter Level Roles I Could Retrain For?

FIRST,  you’ll need to complete this course (Manufacturing Safe Medicines – Foundation Course) to fill in your knowledge and qualification gaps and meet our follow-on program’s minimum academic requirements.

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

And with a few years experience:

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Programme Highlights

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Programme Highlights

  • Check that this well paying industry is the right fit for you
  • 8 Week part-time online course – No needless travel
  • Application Deadline: 27th March

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.

All stages of pharmaceutical industry operations are closely regulated and monitored by regulatory bodies to ensures that products are made safely and correctly, every single time.

Is a Career in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing For Me?

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How are Medicines Made?

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

What Does the 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 courses 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 course.
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Hear From People Who’ve Taken This Course
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John Ryan

“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

“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

“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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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.”

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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.”

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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 Sinead: +353 (0)21 2409016

Delivered by an Industry Expert

Dr. Joe Brady

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 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.

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Your 8-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.

Week 1 – Industry Regulations & Guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) – Part 1
  • Finished Medicinal Products
  • Focus on Patient Safety and Product Quality
  • ISO-9001 ‘Quality Management Systems — Requirements’
  • Product Quality and cGMP Practices
Week 2 – Industry Regulations & Guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) – Part 2
  • Regulatory Guidelines for API Manufacturing
  • ICH Q10 Continual Improvements
  • Quality Systems Regulations – Manufacturing
  • FDA Medical Device Rules
  • Medical Device Regulations & Guidelines
Week 3 – Process Validation & Documentation
  • Process Validation
  • ASTM E2500 ‘Specification, Design & Verification of Manufacturing Systems’
  • PQ, OQ and IQ (Performance Qualification, Operational Qualification, Installation Qualification)
  • Cleaning Validation
Week 4 – Risk Management Tools for making Scientific Based Decisions
  • Introduction to Quality Risk Management
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Documenting the Quality Risk Management Process
Week 5 –Key Manufacturing Technologies – Part 1
  • Batch Organic Chemical Synthesis
  • Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
Week 6 – Key Manufacturing Technologies – Part 2
  • Tablet Manufacturing
  • Aseptic & Sterile Manufacturing
Week 7 – Purified Water, Clean Steam & Cleaning
  • Purified Water Generation, Storage & Distribution
  • Clean Steam
  • Water for Injection, Storage and Distribution
  • Engineering Aspects of Cleaning
  • Chemistry Aspects of Cleaning
  • Steam Sterilization
Week 8 – Cleanrooms
  • HVAC for Non-Sterile Manufacturing
  • Cleanroom Layout
  • Area Classification Protection
  • Cleanroom Gowning
  • Cleanroom Monitoring
Complete the Following Activities & Workshops

Engage in a series of activities during the course including:

  • How and where to apply risk management techniques for making decisions
  • Writing an Achievements Based CV
  • Interviewing Effectively
Certified by GetReskilled

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 Program

The aim of this module is to provide you with the skills and processes needed to successfully conduct a job hunt within the BioPharma/MedTech manufacturing industries.

Week 1 – Get a comprehensive understanding of BioPharma/MedTech Industry and figure out jobs you can do
Week 2 – Practice skills assessments, write, rewrite and customize CVs and resumes
Week 3 – Speculative job applications and how to research jobs available
Week 4 – Social Media, networking and interview preparation
Week 5 – End of Module assignment. Complete a 9-step application process simulation for a BioPharma/MedTech job, using the relevant tools and techniques.

On completion of this module you’ll be able to:

  1. Discuss your local BioPharma/MedTech manufacturing industry
  2. List the departments and job roles where your skills are best suited
  3. Understand your current skill set and how to discuss that with employers
  4. Network effectively both on and offline
  5. Write a CV and cover letter that are highly tailored to a job advert
  6. Write a speculative application and have a list of local companies appropriate for such an application
  7. Prepare for an interview

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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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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this course delivered online? Yes
  • Can I pause the class if I get to busy at work or because of family commitments? 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
  • I live in the UK/Europe/USA/Australia etc,. Can I still take this program? Yes
  • Can I spread the payments over a couple of months? Yes
  • Will I have my own personal course leader who follows up with me to make sure I get to the end of the course. Yes
  • Will I have access to the materials after the course is finished? Yes for 6 months.




Application Deadline: 27th March, 2019

Program Starts: 4th April


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Talk To Our Team

Call Geraldine: +1 (617) 901 9268

Call Sinead: +353 (0)21 2409016

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