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D-126
Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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17 Months
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This is a 18-month accelerated technician course, which emphasises GMP targeting the Food, Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Devices manufacturing sectors. The principal aim of this course is to provide a nationally accredited educational programme for people keen to work in production, quality assurance or validation roles within leading Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Food,and Medical Devices manufacturing companies.

The course incorporates lectures and laboratory practicals, with site visits included in each semester’s delivery. Modules are assessed by continuous assessment and end of semester exams. . 

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Not a CAO Course - Fees apply.


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D-126 - Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology
Cork Institute of Technology

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D-126 - Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology
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On completion of the course, graduates will be capable of:

  • Applying safe practices within industry
  • Assisting audits of plant facilities and manufacturing operations in accordance with appropriate GMP guidelines
  • Establishing methodological systems of record keeping, file management (printed and electronic form), in keeping with GMP guidelines
  • Writing and using Standard Operating Procedures
  • Applying scientific and regulatory knowledge, obtained during the course, to their work activities
  • Carrying out technical measurements appropriate to their working environment
  • Carrying out appropriate quality control procedures 
  • Understanding validation, contamination control and cleanroom principles
  • Understanding key unit operations in the Food, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Devices industries



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