Certificate in Science in Bioprocessing (Certificate in Science in Bioprocessing)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB20BIO)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Science in Bioprocessing

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Department of Applied Science

General Information
Contact

Nicola Kelly

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology
Flexible Learning Office (3A.06)
Moylish Park
Limerick
V94 EC5T

Important Dates
Application Deadline

06/11/2020

Start Date

16/11/2020

End Date

31/05/2021

About this Course

Ireland is currently experiencing a rapid growth in the Biopharmaceutical sector, with a number of large Biopharmaceutical companies locating to the Mid-West. In addition, existing companies are developing and expanding their operations in this sector.

The production of Biopharmaceutical products is a high skills-based enterprise. These companies will require a continuous supply of trained personnel with skills in the manufacture of Biological products and in Bioprocessing.

LIT in collaboration with The National Institute of Bioprocessing, Research and Training (NIBRT) and Regeneron will provide an integrated programme of study with hands-on practical training in key areas to allow for employment in this dynamic sector.

NIBRT is a global centre of excellence for training and research in Bioprocessing located in a world class facility. The NIBRT facility has been purpose built to replicate a modern bioprocessing plant with state of the art industrial type equipment and students get hands on access to this equipment.

All students on this programme will participate in 10 x 1 day practical sessions run by NIBRT which has been specifically designed to provide hands-on practical experience of biopharmaceutical production in an industrial context including Bioreactor design and operation, upstream, downstream and fill finish equipment and processes.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions some of these practicals will be delivered online.

Students will also be required to attend 5 x 1 day Laboratory Practicals sessions in the Department of Applied Science in LIT.


This programme aims to equip the students with a specialised knowledge of Biopharmaceutical production and the necessary support skills in Bioprocessing, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Cleanroom & Asceptic Techniques and Cell Biology.
Career development and work preparation skills will also be included.

Modules
Modules Bioprocessing (5 credits)
Cell Biology (10 credits)
Good Manufacturing Practice (5 credits)
NIBRT Bioprocessing Practical (10 credits)

Objectives

This programme aims to equip the students with a specialised knowledge of Biopharmaceutical production and the necessary support skills in Bioprocessing, Clean room & Asceptic techniques and Cell Biology.

Career development and Work preparation skills will also be included.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Please list on your Springboard application form.

Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements may be admitted to the programme if they have attained appropriate experience and thresholds deemed equivalent, on the recommendation of the Institute.

Long Description

Modules
Modules Bioprocessing (5 credits)
Cell Biology (10 credits)
Good Manufacturing Practice (5 credits)
NIBRT Bioprocessing Practical (10 credits)

Ireland is currently experiencing a rapid growth in the Biopharmaceutical sector, with a number of large Biopharmaceutical companies locating to the Mid-West. In addition, existing companies are developing and expanding their operations in this sector.

The production of Biopharmaceutical products is a high skills-based enterprise. These companies will require a continuous supply of trained personnel with skills in the manufacture of Biological products and in Bioprocessing.

LIT in collaboration with The National Institute of Bioprocessing, Research and Training (NIBRT) and Regeneron will provide an integrated programme of study with hands-on practical training in key areas to allow for employment in this dynamic sector.

NIBRT is a global centre of excellence for training and research in Bioprocessing located in a world class facility. The NIBRT facility has been purpose built to replicate a modern bioprocessing plant with state of the art industrial type equipment and students get hands on access to this equipment.

All students on this programme will participate in 10 x 1 day practical sessions run by NIBRT which has been specifically designed to provide hands-on practical experience of biopharmaceutical production in an industrial context including Bioreactor design and operation, upstream, downstream and fill finish equipment and processes.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions some of these practicals will be delivered online.

Students will also be required to attend 5 x 1 day Laboratory Practicals sessions in the Department of Applied Science in LIT.


This programme aims to equip the students with a specialised knowledge of Biopharmaceutical production and the necessary support skills in Bioprocessing, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Cleanroom & Asceptic Techniques and Cell Biology. Career development and Work preparation skills will also be included.

Timetable Info

Average 11.5 hours per week

This varies between 7-13 hours depending on the delivery of the practical's component in LIT and NIBRT both of which will be blocked.

Delivery Location

Online

LIT, Moylish

NIBRT, Dublin (Transportation provided) TBC

Delivery Notes

Lectures online 7 hours

NIBRT Bioprocessing Practical -NIBRT Dublin & Online (due to Covid 19 restrictions) (blocked 10 x 6hr)

Laboratory Practical's- LIT (blocked 5 x 6hr Practical)

% in LIT: 5 days x 6hr blocked laboratory session delivery in December & May (15%)

% Online: ​7hr lectures per week (60%) and some of NIBRT component (6hr every 2nd week) due to Covid restrictions ( -Lectures - 60%, total with NIBRT -80% if delivered online which is most likely)

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Nicola Kelly

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology
Flexible Learning Office (3A.06)
Moylish Park
Limerick
V94 EC5T

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL Policy.

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

To complete your application process you must scan to ONE FILE and UPLOAD to your application the following supporting documents:

1. Current CV
2. Proof of existing educational qualifications
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment ie. payslip/P60 (amounts can be redacted) / social welfare payment ie. receipt/letter

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS are uploaded to your application. Any missing documents will lead to a delay in processing. Only COMPLETE applications will be processed

This programme is 100% Springboard funded for all successful applicants.

EMPLOYED APPLICANTS: ONE of the following: A recent payslip / most recent P60 / revenue documentation letter from employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents) / letter/email from employer / proof from company website / LinkedIn profile etc.

UNEMPLOYED APPLICANTS: Proof of social welfare: Written confirmation from the Department of Employment Social Protection (DEASP) that you are a Social Welfare recipient at the commencement of the course. Name of payment. Receipt from Post Office may suffice.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to request this form.

FORMERLY SELF-EMPLOYED: Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.

EXAMS: No end of year examinations. Continuous assessments ie. assignments and exercises will be set during the programme.

FEES: 100% Springboard funded for ALL successful applicants.