Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Science/Lab, Quality Background?
Retrain ONLINE for Quality Control or Quality Assurance Roles in Pharma Manufacturing in 15-Weeks

Take our “Conversion Course into Quality Roles in Pharma” to work in
QA, QC or Lab Roles in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
  • Start your path to a well-paid career in pharma manufacturing
  • Learn how safe medicines are made using GMPs
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 9th September

Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Science/Lab, Quality Background? Retrain ONLINE for Quality Control or Quality Assurance Roles in Pharma Manufacturing in 15-Weeks

Take our “Conversion Course into Quality Roles in Pharma” to work in QA, QC or Lab Roles in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry..
The Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologies Course GetReskilled

Our learners work at industry-leading companies such as:

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DURATION
2 Modules over 15 Weeks
Study Online 14 hrs/week 

LEVEL
Starter – Intermediate
Join 3124 Learners

APPLY BY
Wednesday 9th Sep
Class Starts: 17th Sep

Apply NOW & Retrain for a QA or QC Role in the Pharma Industry
Apply NOW & Retrain for a QA or QC Role in the Pharma Industry

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Minimum Entry Requirements

Any of the following:

  • Quality Control experience in nutritional, beverage, food or dairy manufacturing
  • Quality Assurance experience in nutritional, beverage, food or dairy manufacturing
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmacist/Diploma of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Laboratory Science
  • Food Science
  • Microbiologist

If you have a quality background in engineering/manufacturing, check out our Conversion Course into Engineering Roles in Pharma.

What is a quality engineer and what do they do?

Why Take This Course?

Your skills are a great foundation for a Quality Assurance, Quality Control Analyst or lab role in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. But you need more.

You need to understand the industry regulations, the different regulatory standards (US, European, World Health Organisation, etc), work practices, approaches to risk management, data integrity approaches, and industry protocols that are critical in the manufacture of safe medicines.

And..

  • You want end-of-week progress checks and follow by us to MAKE SURE you finish the course.

  • Delivered Online you can work full time and still study without wasting your time or money commuting or getting stuck in traffic.

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

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By the end of this program, you”ll be able to:

What you’ll learn – There are 2 modules in this 15-week program

Module 1 – Fundamentals in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (Weeks 1-10)

In this module, you’ll learn the industry regulations, the different regulatory standards (US, European, World Health Organisation, etc), work practices, approaches to risk management, data integrity approaches, and industry protocols that are critical in the manufacture of safe medicines.

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.

Hear From People Who’ve Taken This Course
Pharmaceutical Degree

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.”

Pharmaceutical Degree

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.”

Pharmaceutical Degree

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!”

Computer System Validation

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.”

Computer System Validation

Ewa K.

“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.”

Computer System Validation

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.”

Computer System Validation

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.”

Pharmaceutical Degree

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.”

Pharmaceutical Degree

David Masterson

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

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Johan Rousseau

“Already told friends, and they are on the course. It is a good course to familiarize you with the Pharma Manufacturing Industry.”

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Josephine Nelson

“I would recommend enrolling, the course is very interesting.”

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Louise McManus

“Excellent course, well set out.”

Delivered by an Industry Expert

Dr.Joe Brady Lecturer at GetTeskilled

Dr. Joe Brady

Full-Time Validation Lead
Lecturer, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
Senior Associate, GetReskilled

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 courses 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 twenty years of project experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device industries in Ireland, Singapore, China, The Netherlands, France, and the USA.

What Does the Online Classroom Look Like?

How does Studying Online Work?

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.
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 course.

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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Module 1 – Fundamentals in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (Weeks 1-10)

  • Finished Medicinal Products
  • Introduction to Quality Risk Management (QRM)
  • Risk Management Tools – Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Clinical Trials
  • Focus on Patient Safety and Product Quality
  • Process Validation
  • ISPE Baseline Guide 5 – Commissioning & Qualification Practices
  • Risk Management Tools – Cause and Effect Diagram
  • ISO 9001:2008 ‘Quality Management Systems – Requirements’
  • Good Engineering Practices (GEP)
  • ASTM E 2500– 07 Standard Guide for Specification, Design, and Verification of Equipment
  • GAMP5 – Software Categories & Scalable Validation Deliverables
  • GAMP5 – Operation Activities
  • Risk Management Tools – Failure Mode, Effects (and Criticality) Analysis (FMEA / FMEAC)
  • GAMP5 – Risk-Based Decision Making
  • Product Quality and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Separation Technologies
  • Batch Organic Chemical Synthesis
  • Risk Management Tools – Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA)
  • Multi-Stage Sequence API Synthesis
  • Regulatory guidelines for synthetic API Manufacturing
  • Relationship Between BPC and API
  • Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Upstream, Fermentation
  • Cellular Protein Synthesis
  • Risk Management Tools – Hazard Operability Analysis (HAZOP) –TC
  • Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing – Downstream Processing – Column Chromatography
  • Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing: Special Considerations
  • Engineering Aspects of Cleaning, and Cleaning Equipment
  • Chemistry Aspects of Cleaning
  • Risk Management Tools – Event Tree Analysis (ETA)
  • Cleaning Validation
  • ISO-9001 ‘Continual Improvement’ & ICH Q10 Pharmaceutical Quality System
  • Tablet Manufacturing
  • Vial Filling & Freeze Drying
  • FDA Medical Device Rules
  • Risk Management Tools – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Medical Devices – EU Classification
  • Aseptic & Sterile Manufacturing
  • Medical Device Regulations and Guidelines
  • PQ, OQ IQ
  • Documenting the Quality Risk Management Process
  • Product Realization & Pharmaceutical Development
Write a paper on “Why cGMPs are required for the manufacture of a life sciences product”.

You will receive an end of course certificate from GetReskilled 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.

This Certificate along with 2 other modules can be combined into a Certificate in eBioPharmaChem which is university accredited by Technological University Dublin, Ireland.

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

  • 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 upon the succesful completion of all assessments and assignments.

Show Off Your New Skills: Get a Certificate of Completion

Once the course is over, complete a written assignment to get certified in The Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologies

Add it to your resume or your LinkedIn profile.

Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technologies Course Certificate

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, this program is delivered fully online so you can learn from home (or anywhere). Study after the kids have gone to bed.

There are a total of 15 sessions of online content, one per week. Each session of online content typically includes 6-10 topics.

Each topic includes:

  • A set of course notes – these provide additional depth to the video content.
  • Warm-up self-assessment question – to recap or activate any relevant prior learning.
  • A video – these are typically 5-10 minutes long and deliver 80% of the course content.
  • Post video self-assessment questions to check how well you can recall this new material from memory.
  • Any follow up assessments or assignments.

We release only one week’s worth of material at a time and then 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. There is a “Progress Bar “on your course which is helpful to you and us to know how you are doing.

You have a dedicated course leader who will follow up with you if it looks like you’re starting to fall behind. She’ll also be in touch weekly to let you know when new content is open for you.

Yes, you can speed up or slow down the rate of delivery to suit your requirements. The most important thing is communication between you and your course coordinator.

If you are taking a break or are busy at work and do not have time to study you need to tell her or him. Similarly, if you want to study at a faster rate, then just email in good time and ask for more course content.

No you don’t. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day so you do not have to login at any particular time. We will give you a Username and Password on the day the program starts and this allows you 24 hours a day access.
Yes, a number of our students have their employers pay for this program as a lot of companies would have training budget available to pay for further education. Do let us know and we can raise and invoice for your company.

No, I’m afraid we can’t do that.

Price & Start Dates

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