Certificate in GMP & Regulatory Affairs (MIN) in GMP & Technology

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Minor Certificate

  • Duration

    1 Academic Year

  • Timetable

    2 Evenings Per Week

About the Course

Certificate in GMP & Regulatory Affairs (MIN) in GMP & The aim of this special purpose award id to enable participants gain a working knowledge and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice, its origins,systems, and application in the bio & pharmaceutical industry.

The programme focuses on providing education and training in GMP for the practising professional who is looking for training in GMP to enhance their current professional role or for the non-practising professional to assist them in transferring into the bio & pharmaceutical industry.

Entry Level

If under 23 years applicants must have a Grade D3 in a minimum of 5 subjects in the Leaving Certificate (this must include Maths and English or Irish) or a FETAC Level 5 or equivalent. Mature applicants over 23 years of age may be exempted from this requirement and are eligible to apply. All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English. Eligible candidates may be interviewed.

Career Opportunities

Continued expansion of the bio & pharmaceutical sectors in Ireland is expected in the coming 5 to 10 years. These are high technology value-adding operations which oerate in a highly regulated enviroment. Onging traingng and developnent of staff in GMP is a normal and necessary part of the industry activity. Career options available include general operators in drug manufacturing and related operations, and quality control and quality assurance.

The transfer of persons from other sectors of the econonmy into the bio & pharmaceutical sector requires that those persons develop a working knowledge and understanding of GMP practices. This programme actively addresses this issue by providing a relevant focused training delivered in the appropriate context.

Progression Opportunities:

Candidates may add further academic credits to this qualification by completing further modules from the Higher Certificate in Science - GMP & Technology programme. This will allow then to achieve a full Level 6 Higher Certificate in Science qualification. This then allows progression onto the Level & Bsc degree in Pharmaceutical Production.

Fees & Funding

How to Apply

All applications are made online

Further Information

Programme Leaders:

Dr Adrienne Fleming

Tel: 01 40427302



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