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Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)(Online), Higher Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)(Online) course from Institute of Technology Sligo provide a foundation in core sciences biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and information technology.  It then move on to more specialised subjects relevant to the healthcare industry e.g. quality assurance, quality control, clean room technology, and bio-analytical techniques.  
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The  Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)(Online) course from Institute of Technology Sligo covers a variety of topics including; basic science modules, occupational safety and health, GMP and quality assurance, manufacturing and process technology, contamination and clean room management.


The Higher Certificate in Science in GMP and Technology – Level 6 provides an opportunity to re-enter third level at Level 6 with the possibility of progress to Level 7 and 8 in allied areas, which is very appealing to staff working in industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Downstream Bioprocessing
  • Sterile Fill Finish
  • Upstream Bioprocessing
  • Bioanalytical Techniques Theory
  • Gmp 2 Quality Control
  • Calibration Science
  • Measurement Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent award. 

  • The course is aimed at people working in industry that may or may not have any previous qualifications.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2628 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5250 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2628 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5250 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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