Certificate in Validation Science

Cork Institute of Technology (CR_SVASC_7 )
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

10

Department

Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

General Information
Contact

Ciara Lavelle

Email

Ciara.Lavelle@cit.ie

Phone

021 432 6264

Address

CIT
Bishopstown
Cork

Role

Admin

Important Dates
Application Deadline

23/08/2019

Start Date

16/09/2019

End Date

29/05/2020

About this Course

This Special Purpose Award in Validation Science provides an accredited level 7 qualification in Validation Science over one year for individuals who are seeking to up-skill or cross-skill in order to gain suitable employment in sectors such as Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries.

Entry Requirements

All qualified candidates are required to hold a minimum of a Level 6 qualification (120 credits), or equivalent, in an engineering or science discipline. Candidates may also be interviewed for positions on the course.

Long Description

This Special Purpose Award in Validation Science provides an accredited level 7 qualification in Validation Science over one year for individuals who are seeking to up-skill or cross-skill in order to gain suitable employment in sectors such as Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries.

This programme targets employment roles in:
Production/Manufacturing
Quality Assurance
Regulatory Affairs
Commissioning
Qualification
Validation
and operation roles within pharmaceutical/biotechnology/medical device manufacturing companies.

This is an industrially focused course where students gain valuable knowledge and key skills in subject areas pertinent to working in highly regulated manufacturing environments such as GMP, QA, QC and Validation. Students will attain a knowledge and understanding of the principles of quality regulation as required by the principles of current Good Manufacturing Practice. The importance of validation of equipment, plant, utilities, processes and procedures in industry will be shown to be an essential approach to consistently producing products of the intended quality.

The learner will gain an understanding of the increasing regulatory requirements relevant to the biomedical, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry. The modules are focused not only on the biotechnological industries but also find applications into other regulatory compliant environments such as the pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors.

This one-year programme is delivered over two semesters of 13 weeks by online delivery and industry supported seminars and workshops followed by examinations. The course uses a mixture of continuous assessments (case studies project, practical and industrial visits) and formal exam assessments. Integral elements of this one-year springboard programme are the career professional development (CPD). Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) also offers extensive careers services and guidance as well as support services for students who are taking the tentative steps back into education. A structured Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is in place to develop the students skills in the recruitment and selection process for employment in the sectors identified above.

The first introductory module is a blended module and will consist of a mixture of online teaching, lectures and workshops. Several industry champions deliver workshops and webinars that reinforce the fundamental content delivered by the academic lecture team. Industry generated case studies focusing on different aspects linked to different learning outcomes, online lectures/seminars, Industry Guest Lecturers for webinars. The second module gives the learner a broad understanding of the application of current Good Manufacturing Practices to the validation of equipment, plant, utilities, processes and procedures in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. The principles of risk assessment techniques in validation are applied.

Delivery Notes

Mix of classroom & e-learning

Admissions Contact Details
Address

CIT
Bishopstown
Cork

Phone

0214335040

Email

Admissions@cit.ie

RPL Information

https://www.cit.ie/rpl

Application Procedures

apply online through www.springboardcourses.ie