Certificate in Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices

Cork Institute of Technology (CR_ECLMP_6)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

10

Department

Process, Energy and Transport Engineering

General Information
Contact

Tammy Browne

Email

Tammy.Browne@cit.ie

Phone

0214335150

Address

CIT
Bishopstown
Cork

Role

Owner

Important Dates
Application Deadline

30/08/2019

Start Date

16/09/2019

End Date

29/05/2020

About this Course

The Special Purpose Award in Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices is a Level 6 accredited programme (10 credits). This industrially relevant course is designed for existing employees to upskill and build on their professional experience and introduce potential new recruits in the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Food industries.

Entry Requirements

Individuals under the age of 23 must have obtained at least 5 passes at Ordinary Grade D3 in the Leaving Certificate Examinations to include English and Mathematics. Alternative Mathematics does not qualify applicants on this basis. Applications are welcome from mature students over 23 years of age by 1st January of year of entry. Leaving Certificate is desirable but not essential.
Relevant work experience; skills gained through experiential learning; and other qualifications, will be considered through our well established RPL process when assessing applications.

Long Description

The Special Purpose Award in Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices is a Level 6 accredited programme (10 credits). This industrially relevant course is designed for existing employees to upskill and build on their professional experience and introduce potential new recruits in the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Food industries.

This course aims to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to enable the learner to understand the principles, practices and skills essential to the manufacturing activities within the cleanroom environment. The course comprises of two modules: Contamination Control and Cleanroom Management.

Key topics addressed in the first module include:
Understanding the Importance of Contamination Control
Sources of Contamination Within the Manufacturing Environment
Contamination Control Strategies; Cleaning Validation
Detection and Identification of Contaminants
Effective Sterilisation Methods

The focus of the second module Cleanroom Management is to gain an understanding of the following:
Cleanroom Classification and Standards (e.g. ISO14644)
Cleanroom Design and Construction
Cleanroom Garbing and Behaviour
Control, Monitoring and Validation of Cleanrooms

A workshop in the Biopharma Training Facility Carrigaline (Cork Training Centre), is provided for learners with no experience of cleanrooms to train them in cleanroom practices and gowning. Learners with experience of cleanrooms are exempt for this activity and given an alternative activity to demonstrate these skills.

This one-year capacity-building programme is focused on equipping the learner with fundamental knowledge and skills to work within highly regulated cleanroom environments. This is an ideal programme to suit the training needs of employees within the medical technology, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sector. It also is a ‘good fit’ for individuals who wish to reskill or upskill into these manufacturing sectors. There is a strong laboratory focus associated with the programme that will develop the students’ ability to analyse and critically evaluate scientific data in order to communicate experimental results in accordance with current technical report methodology used in industry. Practical skills includes those related to microbiological, sterilisation and detection methods, environmental monitoring, interpretation of psychrometric charts, gowning practices as well as completion of industrial documentation.

The delivery of these modules will be supported by CIT's cloud based Learning Management System which allows for some flexibility if attendance is clashing with work commitments. In addition, the programme is cognisant of the necessity to address transversal skills by incorporating return to learning activites, group activities and critical analytical skills. Students can also avail of the career professional development (CPD) services in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) to support individuals in their quest for sustainable employment.

On completion of the programme learners will be able to work within the high-tech sterile manufacturing environment and occupy roles supporting GMP, QA, Validation, Manufacturing Operations, Technology Transfer and Bioprocessing. On completion of this programme, further education is a viable option. Those who can demonstrate significant levels of workplace learning may be eligible to apply for direct/advanced entry to the BSc in GMP and Technology, a level 7 degree which is delivered in CIT in part time mode. More information is available on http://www.cit.ie/course/CRSGMPE7Y1.

Why Choose This Course

The Special Purpose Award in Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices is a Level 6 accredited programme (10 credits). This industrially relevant course is designed for existing employees to upskill and build on their professional experience and introduce potential new recruits in the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Food industries.

Career Opportunities

On completion of the programme learners will be able to work within the high-tech sterile manufacturing environment and occupy roles supporting GMP, QA, Validation, Manufacturing Operations, Technology Transfer and Bioprocessing.

Timetable Info

Semester 1
Contamination Control
Lectures Monday evenings 6-9 pm, starting Monday 16th of September at 6pm.
Labs Monday evenings, 6 - 10 pm, these will be interspersed during the semester.

Semester 2
Cleanroom Management
Lectures and Labs Monday evenings 6-9 pm.
One workshop in the Biopharma Training Facility Carrigaline (Cork Training Centre), date yet to be confirmed.

Delivery Location

CIT Bishopstown Campus

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Address

Admissions Office
CIT
Bishopstown
Cork

Phone

0214335040

Email

admissions@cit.ie

RPL Information

http://www.cit.ie/rpl

Application Procedures

apply online through www.springboardcourses.ie

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Certificate in Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices

This one-year capacity-building programme is focused on equipping the learner with fundamental knowledge and skills to work within highly regulated cleanroom environments. This is an ideal programme to suit the training needs of employees within the medical technology, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sector. It also is a ‘good fit’ for individuals who wish to reskill or upskill into these manufacturing sectors.

https://www.cit.ie/course/CRECLMP6