Higher Certificate in Science in GMP and Technology

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Higher Certificate

  • Duration

    2 Academic Years

  • Timetable

    2 Evenings Per Week

About the Course

Higher Certificate in Science in GMP and Technology at IT TallaghtTo 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.

Entry Level

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.

Career Opportunities

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

How to Apply

 Applications are made online



Further Information

Programme Leaders:

Dr. Adrienne Fleming

Tel: 01 4042732



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