About This Course
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
NFQ Award Title
€1250 See Fees and Costs for full details.
See Requirements for full details.
28th August 2020
This programme in Validation Science provides a 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, Quality and Validation. 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
This one-year programme is delivered over two semesters. The first module, Introduction to Validation, introduces key concepts related to working within a GMP environment and the second module (Validation Science) gives the learner a critical understanding of all aspects involved in process validation. Both modules are delivered through a blended approach of online delivery of material content, industrial supported seminars, industrial led webinars and industrial championed workshops. The course is examined through a mixture of continuous assessments which includes industrial themed case studies, individual-based assignments and online examinations of material content.
Additional Teaching Mode Information
One evening per week from October to May.
The course consists of two 5 credit modules. All lectures are delivered online with each module containing six units of lecture topics. On completion of each unit the student will be required to complete a series of multiple choice questions (MCQ). Progression to the next unit of lectures is based on achieving an 80% grade in the MCQ. In addition, a series of workshops delivered by industry will be provided and the student will be required to submit an assignment for these. Finally, several industry webinars will also be delivered as well as further reading material and directed study.
Why Choose This Course
Skills and Careers Information
At the beginning of the course the 1st workshop that the students takes is a career professional development (CPD) workshop. This aims to highlight the skills required on completion of the programme in the recruitment and selection process for employment in the sectors identified. In addition, the industrial partners offer advice on career prospects and pathways in the validation field. Networking opportunities are given as part of the workshop/seminars held throughout the programme. Extensive careers services, guidance and support services to the students on the course are available to help in all aspects of employability.
Fees and Costs
Students who are registered on this programme are eligible to apply for the Financial Aid Fund for Part Time Students. Eligibility criteria applies. For more information see https://www.ucc.ie/en/finaidpt
How Do I Apply
During your online application you will be required to upload the following documents:
- Birth Cert or Passport
- Passport Photograph
- English Language Test Report [if applicable]
NOTE: Once you have selected your course your application saves automatically. If you don't complete your application in one session you can access your draft application in the "My Applications" section of the UCC360 application portal. The My Applications section will also keep you updated on the status of your application.