Higher Certificate in Science in GMP and Technology
Type of Qualification:
2 Academic Years
2 Evenings Per Week
Tuesday 21 September 2016
About the Course
To produce technically competent graduates who can work in production, quality assurance or validation roles.
They will posses knowledge of regulatory affairs, documentation and processing technologies for both oral dosage and aseptic finished pharmaceuticals as wello as fine chemicals.
The programme will offer operators, team leaders and supervisors an opportunity to acquire a foundation in the sciences relevant to industry and to develop a broad perspective of the issues which pertain to a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
This programme will run over 4 college semesters part-time. Candidates must take all modules on offer in each semester.
If under 23 years applicants must have a Grade D3 in a minimum of five subjects in the Leaving Certificate (this must include Maths and English or Irish) or a FETAC Level 5 or equivalent. Mature students with experience of working in the pharmaceutical industry are also eligible. Eligible candidates may be interviewed. Candidates must be working in an industry of particular relevance for the duration of the programme. All applicants must have competence and spoken and written English.
Semester 1Learning to Learn at Third Level
GMP 1/Quality Assurance
Semester 2Applied Maths for Mans Ops
Introduction to Medical Device Manufacture
Semester 3Measurement & Calibration Science
Introduction to Bioprocessing
Semester 4Industrial Applications
Occ Safety & Health Envir Mgt
This programme is designed to provide persons starting employment in the bio and pharmaceutical industry but without a relevant qualification with an opportunity to develop a relevant higher level qualification. The industry currently has, because of significant expansion in scale and activity, a continuing strong need for well qualified staff.
Fees & Funding
€2750 per academic year (inclusive of ITT Dublin registration fee and examination fee)
If completing individual modules/groups of modules, the individual module fee is €380 plus the ITT Dublin registration fee of €30 and an examination fee of €15 per module examination to a maximum of €70 per academic year.
However, as this course is supported by the HEA under the MAP initiative. The fee (per academic year) for students eligible for this subsidy is €650/year. Please check eligibility criteria on our website.
How to Apply
Applications are made online
Year 1 Year 2
Dr. Adrienne Fleming
Tel: 01 4042732