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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 this level.

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18 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.

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Not a CAO Course - Fees apply.


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

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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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