Retrain ONLINE for a Higher-Paying Job in the Pharma Manufacturing Industry in 15-Weeks

“You Don’t Need Previous Industry Experience”

Take our part-time, Conversion Course into Pharma. Retrain for a job in the Pharma Industry OR fill in your knowledge or qualification gaps for our follow-on university programs.

Why Switch to Pharma?

  • You DON’T need a science or chemistry qualification to get a starter job
  • Starter salaries €27,000 – €38,000 (Based on Irish job data)

  • Stable and secure jobs that are free of the ups and downs of the economy
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 2nd December
  • Study Online 10 hrs/week
  • 2 Modules over 15 Weeks
  • Join 1020 Learners
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Retrain ONLINE for a Higher-Paying Job in the Pharma Manufacturing Industry in 15-Weeks

“You Don’t Need Previous Industry Experience or a Science Qualification”

Take our online, part-time, Conversion Course into Pharma. Retrain for a job in the Pharma Industry OR fill in your knowledge or qualification gaps for our follow-on university programs.

Manufacturing Safe Medicines & Medical Devices Course

Why Switch to Pharma?

  • You DON’T need a science or chemistry qualification to get a starter job

  • Starter salaries €27,000 – €38,000 (Based on Irish job data)

  • Stable and secure jobs that are free of the ups and downs of the economy
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 2nd December
  • You DON’T need a science or chemistry qualification to get a starter job

  • Starter salaries $30k to $49k (Based on US job data)

  • Stable and secure jobs that are free of the ups and downs of the economy
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 2nd December
  • You DON’T need a science or chemistry qualification to get a starter job

  • Starter salaries £20k to £30k (Based on UK job data)

  • Stable and secure jobs that are free of the ups and downs of the economy
  • Course Price – £ 1,899 or £499/month for 4 months

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 2nd December

  • Study Online 10 hrs/week
  • 2 Modules over 15 Weeks
  • Join 1020 Learners
Apply NOW & Take Your First Steps to a Well-Paid Career in Pharma

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You can make this change even if you have no previous industry experience or a science or engineering qualification

Join over 1200 other people who have used this course to start a career in pharma, including:

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Conversion Course into Pharma Manufacturing

What Starter Level Roles I Could Retrain For?

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Programme Highlights

  • Take your first step to retrain for a starter level job in pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • 15 Week part-time online course (Career Coaching Included) – No wasted time travelling!

  • Application Deadline: Saturday 5th February

What is Pharmaceutical Manufacturing?

Check out this video from AstraZeneca for an overview of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process.

What Does the Online Classroom Look Like?

We use one centralized platform where you can log into your classroom. There you can get assignments, interact with faculty and peers, reply to message boards, and more.

Each week, you’ll complete a series of videos, quizzes, interactive activities and projects through our online platform, available to access 24/7.
We release only one week’s worth of material at a time and then MANUALLY check your activity logs weekly to make sure that you’re managing to keep up with your workload. This helps us to spot any potential issues early. And you’ll have a dedicated course leader who will follow up with you if it looks like you’re starting to fall behind.
Your working schedules are unpredictable so we offer flexible delivery. Slow down, speed up or pause the delivery of the program.
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Meet Your Online Classroom Support Team

We have a team of in-house experts to provide guidance and support, whenever you need it.

Lecturers

Joe Brady Lecturer

Meet Dr. Joe Brady who delivers the program video lectures where you will learn the systems, protocols, tools, vocabulary, and best practices.

Course Leaders & Coordinators

Teaching Assistants

Your Course Leaders & Coordinators are here to provide you with answers, tips, and are going to check your progress weekly to keep you on track and will reach out to you by email or even by phone if you fall behind!

Career Coaching

Safe Medicine Course Director

Meet Claire who runs GetReskilled’s Advanced Career Coaching Programme – our specially devised job hunting course that helps our trainees take that final step into employment by leading them through the job hunting process.

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John Ryan

“The professionalism and passion of the lecturers comes across in the tutorials which gives the student confidence and encouragement to keep on top of the course. The course content material is concise and interesting. The timing of the release of the lessons is perfect, the student moves at a comfortable pace, one step at a time.”

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Renato Chato

“This course was very informative and could greatly enhance our knowledge and understanding on Pharma Manufacturing practices (GMP, GDP, etc.). The training experience was great and details were clear. Keep it up, guys!”

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Michael Cheong Yim Poh

“Once you tune in your mind set to studying online, it’s a great way to learn as you manage the pace yourself.”

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Delivered by an Industry Expert

Dr.Joe Brady Lecturer

Dr. Joe Brady

Full-Time Validation Lead
Lecturer, Technological University Dublin
Senior Associate, GetReskilled

Dr. Joe Brady is full-time practicing Validation Lead and an assistant lecturer with Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), in the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Joe is a certified trainer and highly experienced in competency-based training. He designs and prepares educational modules and full academic programs ranging from MSc, MEngSc. BSc, to Certificate level, for a range of academic institution.

He is also a supervisor for MSc/MEngSc and PhD theses. Joe has over twenty years of project experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries in Ireland, Singapore, China, The Netherlands, France and the USA.

Your 15-Week Class Schedule

Your Class Director is going to check your study logs at the end of every week and will only release the following week’s materials to you if you have been regularly logging in and completed the previous week’s activities.

And he or she will proactively follow up with you to keep you on track.

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Module 1 – Manufacturing Safe Medicines and Medical Devices (GMP) (Weeks 1-10)

  • Topic-1 Finished Medicinal Products
    In this lesson, we learn about medical products and the various ways drug products are administered.
  • Topic-2 Focus on Patient Safety and Product Quality
    In this lesson, we will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of patient safety and product quality for medicines and medical devices.
  • Topic-3 ISO9001:2008
    This lesson is about the key requirements of a quality management system.
  • Topic -4 Product Quality and Current Good Manufacturing Practices [ cGMP ]
    In this lesson, we learn how to scientifically define product quality. This lesson also gives an insight into the high-level principles of current good manufacturing practices (cGMP).
  • Topic -1 API Regulatory Guidelines
    In this lesson, we describe the characteristics of a GMP that can be followed to manufacture an API.
  • Topic-2 ISO-9001 ‘Continual Improvement’ & ICH Q10 Pharmaceutical Quality System
    This lesson explains the concept of ‘continual improvement’ as part of a company’s quality management system and describes an effective corrective action process and a preventive action process (CAPA). It also gives details on the product-lifecycle for a pharmaceutical product and describes the monitoring of process performance and product quality.
  • Topic-3 Quality Systems Approach to Pharmaceutical cGMP Regulations-The Quality Systems Mode
    In this lesson, we describe a quality system model in accordance with management responsibilities, resources, manufacturing operations, and evaluation activities.
  • Topic-4 FDAMedicalDeviceRules-CFR820
    In this lesson, we look at how the FDA classifies medical devices and explore the basis of that classification system.
  • Topic -5 Medical Device Regulations and Guidelines – ISO 13485 / CFR 820
    In this lesson, we look at some GMP regulatory and ISO guidance documents that are associated with the manufacture of medical devices.
  • Topic-1 Process Validation
    In this lesson, we will learn about the various definitions of ‘validation’, as well as for ‘commissioning’, ‘qualification’ and ‘verification.
  • Topic-2 ASTME2500 – Standard Guide for Specification, Design and Verification
    In this lesson, we will describe a specification, design, and verification approach for equipment systems associated with the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries.
  • Topic-3 PQ,OQ and IQ
    In this lesson, we are going to define the terms installation qualification (IQ), operational qualification (OQ) and performance qualification (PQ), and we will also list what typical project design documents are required to prepare such testing protocols.
  • Topic-4 Cleaning Validation
    This class takes a high-level look at a typical cleaning validation sequence. It looks at how to determine the basis for quantification limits and explains how to determine cleanliness levels on the basis of the analytical testing of representative samples. Sampling is described in terms of sampling-equipment, sampling -locations, and sampling –procedures.
  • Topic-1 Introduction to Quality Risk Management (QRM)
    In this lesson, we will develop an understanding of the history and the crucial importance of risk management as well as the basic steps involved in its application.
  • Topic -2 Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) – step 4 ‘Workshop’ exercise
    In this lesson, we learn about the risk management tool ‘Fault Tree Analysis’ and see an example of where and how we can use it.
  • Topic -3 Failure Mode, Effects (and Criticality) Analysis (FMEA / FMEAC) – Step 4 ‘Workshop’ exercise
  • This presentation shows an example of the main steps in performing a ‘Failure Mode, Effects Analysis’ (FMEA) and describes how this risk management technique summarizes the important modes of (a) failure, (b) factors causing these failures, and (c) the likely effects of these failures.
  • Topic-4 Documenting the Quality Risk Management Process
    In this lesson, we take a practical look at managing a complete risk management process in terms of identifying risk, analyzing risk, evaluating risk, and controlling risk.
  • Topic-1 Batch Organic Chemical Synthesis
    In this lesson, we describe the typical equipment and process stages of the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) using batch organic chemistry synthesis
  • Topic-2 Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Upstream, Fermentation
    This lesson describes a conventional biotechnological process and introduces the following process sequences:

    • Stage-I – Upstream Processing
    • Stage-II – Fermentation / Bio-reaction
    • Stage-III – Downstream Processing
  • Topic -1 Tablet Manufacturing
    In this lesson, we will explore the critical process parameters and quality attributes associated with the manufacture of medicinal tablets.
  • Topic -2 Aseptic & Sterile Manufacturing
    In this lesson, we look at critical process parameters and quality attributes associated with aseptic processing and terminal sterilization products for parenteral products.
  • Topic-1 Purified Water (PUW) Generation, Storage and Distribution
    2-6-1, 2-6-2, 2-6-3 In these presentations we look at methodologies to generate, store and distribute pharmacopeia grade purified water (PUW).
  • Topic -2 Clean Steam Generators
    3-5-1, 3-5-2 the objective of this lesson is to demonstrate how we produce clean steam using ‘Single-Effect Distillation’ ‘Multiple-Effect Distillation
  • Topic -3 WFI Storage and Distribution
    In this lesson, we take a look at a process for the storage and distribution of pharmacopeia grade water for injection (WFI) and how to maintain its specification
  • Topic -4 Engineering Aspects of Cleaning, and Cleaning Equipment
    This class discusses how to clean and decontaminate surfaces using CIP (clean-in-place), agitated Immersion, static Immersion (Soaking), and automated parts washers, ultrasonic cleaning, high-pressure spraying, and manual cleaning
  • Topic-5 Chemistry Aspects of Cleaning
    This lesson explores chemistry aspects of cleaning in terms of solubility, solubilisation, emulsification, dispersion, wetting, hydrolysis, oxidation and physical removal.
  • Topic -6 Steam Sterilization in Place
    In this lesson, we look at the mechanism behind the sterilization of process equipment using saturated steam.
  • Topic-1 HVAC Requirements for Non-Sterile API Manufacturing
    In this lesson, we look at how to use airflow direction as a means of a containment barrier between
    operational areas in a non-sterile multi-product active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility.
  • Topic-2 Cleanroom Layout
    4-3-1, 4-3-2, In these presentations, we take a high-level look at a common cleanroom configuration and discuss items such as airflow direction, filter arrangements, cleanroom garments, and personnel and material flows. Another objective of this lesson is to also gain an understanding of personnel and material flows in a controlled airflow environment designed to contain high potency chemicals.
  • Topic -3 Area Classification Protection
    In this lesson, we observe a range of airlock configurations typically used in combination with safety under operational conditions to maintain the specification of critical environmental zones, such as those used in open processing, that have a major impact on product quality and patient.
  • Topic -4 Cleanroom Gowning
    In this lesson, we describe clothing that will minimize dispersion from skin and clothing for personnel working within a cleanroom environment
  • Topic -5 Cleanroom Monitoring – Physical Tests
    In this lesson, we discuss typical physical tests to monitor cleanroom environments: non-viable particle counts, pressure differentials, airflow velocity, air change rate, and filter integrity testing.
Write a 4-5 page essay, which you could present at a job interview to clearly demonstrate your Technical Knowledge and Understanding of the Quality Culture necessary to work in a GMP regulated manufacturing environment. It will confirm your understanding of how to Manufacture Safe Medicines and Medical Devices in a GMP regulated environment and will include the following topics:

  • The key requirements of a quality management system
  • The manufacturing responsibilities for quality systems
  • The cleaning validation sequence and how to determine cleanliness levels
  • The documentation of a complete risk management process in terms of identify risk, analyzing risk, evaluating risk and controlling risk.
  • The typical equipment and process stages used in the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients
  • The critical process parameters and quality attributes associated with the manufacture of tablets.
  • The generation, storage and distribution of pharmacopeia grade Purified Water (PUW).
  • The common cleanroom configuration and airflow direction that governs personnel and material flows in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment

Now you will start the Advanced Career Coaching elements of this course to develop the skills you will need to find a job in this industry.

Module 2 – Advanced Career Coaching (Weeks 11-15)

  • Learn about your local BioPharma/MedTech manufacturing industry in detail
  • Understanding pharma industry jargon.
  • How to find the roles that are right for you
  • How to job hunt when you already have a job
  • Assessing your own skill set and how to sell that to employers
  • What employers expect from your application
  • CV and cover letter writing skills that are highly tailored to a job advert with personalized feedback
  • Develop a list of appropriate companies and people for speculative job applications
  • Practice writing speculative applications
  • How to make successful speculative applications
  • Network effectively both on and offline
  • How to use social media in your job hunt
  • Interview preparation
  • How to deal with psychometric testing
Complete a 9-step application process simulation for a BioPharma/MedTech job, using the relevant tools and techniques you have learned, including the following;

  • Discuss your local BioPharma/MedTech manufacturing industry
  • List the departments and job roles where your skills are best suited
  • Understand your current skill set and how to discuss that with employers
  • Network effectively both on and offline
  • Write a CV and a cover letter that are highly tailored to a job advert
  • Write a speculative application and have a list of local companies appropriate for such an application
  • Prepare for an interview

You will receive an end of course certificate from DPS Education subject to the following criteria;

  • Passing a written or oral Exam on the materials.
  • The submission of all assessments and the end of module assignment.

5-Week Advanced Career Coaching
Open Your Eyes to Modern Job Hunting

This is a practical course, not a theoretical one. There is no “filler” content. Each and every task is specially designed to take you one step closer to the job you want in a structured way.

The course is assessed using a mock application for a real job advert. You’ll complete a 9-step application process simulation for a BioPharma/MedTech job, using the relevant tools and techniques.

“I never realised how much I didn’t know”

That’s the most common feedback we get when people finish this programme. And it really doesn’t take that long to get that new knowledge and start putting it to good use…

By the end of week 1 … you’ll have a personalised spreadsheet that shows all the steps to your job hunt, up front – no surprises. You’ll also have a handle on your current job hunting capabilities and where the gaps are. Finally, you’ll have completed exercises that lead you through discovering the unique things you’re bringing to employers.

In 5 weeks … you’ll have finished the module and submitted your assignment. As part of that you’ll have a completely rewritten CV and be 100% clear on the steps you need to take for each and every application to give you the best possible chance of success.

In 2 months… you’ll be in the process of applying for jobs. You’ll be talking to employers – submitting applications, taking phone interviews and participating in first round interviews and assessment centres.

In 3 – 6 months … you’ll have the first of your job offers. If you follow all our advice, you should have received at least 1 job offer.

In 1 year … you’ll be settled in your new career and possibly starting to consider your next step. The benefit of this course is that it’s timeless. What you learn now will be applicable to any job hunt in the future. This course isn’t about getting your next job, it’s about being confident and well prepared for every job hunt in the rest of your career.

Meet Claire

Claire runs GetReskilled’s Advanced Career Coaching Programme – our specially devised job hunting course that helps our trainees take that final step into employment by leading them through the job hunting process. She is extremely enthusiastic about helping people reach their final goal of employment in their new career path.

Claire has a BSc (Hons) in Medical Biology from Edinburgh University and spent 7 years working in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Manufacturing Safe Medicines

Claire Wilson

Head of Career Coaching

Show Off Your New Skills: Get a Certificate of Completion

Once the course is over, complete a written assignment to get certified in Manufacturing Safe Medicines & Medical Devices Course

Add it to your resume, your LinkedIn profile or just get that well-earned raise you’ve been waiting for.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We release only one week’s worth of material at a time and then check your activity logs weekly to make sure that you’re managing to keep up with your workload. This helps us to spot any potential issues early. There is a “Progress Bar “on your course which is helpful to you and us to know how you are doing.

You have a dedicated course leader who will follow up with you if it looks like you’re starting to fall behind. She’ll also be in touch weekly to let you know when new content is open for you.

Pharma and med device jobs are stable, secure and well-paid and hence there can be a lot of competition for these jobs. In addition, the recruitment processes for many companies in this sector is generally multistep, rigorous and slow. It can often takes months.

Most people drastically underestimate the number of job applications and interviews required, along with the waiting time and persistence needed to find a job. This is especially true if you are coming from the construction or service sector where you can often get hired quickly or even on the spot.

If you don’t live in an area where there are a large amount of pharmaceutical or medical device factories located within commuter distance, you may need to move to find work.

Yes, this program is delivered fully online.

Each week of online content typically includes 6-10 topics.

Each topic includes:

  • A set of course notes – these provide additional depth to the video content.
  • Warm-up self-assessment question – to recap or activate any relevant prior learning.
  • A video – these are typically 5-10 minutes long and deliver 80% of the course content.
  • Post video self-assessment questions to check how well you can recall this new material from memory. If you can’t answer these questions, you should revisit that topic’s learning materials.
  • Any follow up assessments or assignments.

The main goal of this program is to retrain you to find an entry-level or starter job within the pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing industry. Please note that if you want to move beyond entry-level positions, you are going to need to upskill further.

The program is broken into two modules:

Module 1
You’ll learn about the systems used in pharmaceutical manufacturing. You’ll learn about the rules and regulations that need to be followed. And you’ll learn enough technical information to get you talking to employers.

Module 2
This is the career bit. In this module, you’ll navigate your way, step by step, through the job hunting process. This specially-designed module is industry-specific. By the end of it, you’ll know which jobs you’d be perfect for, where to find them, and how to make applications to give yourself the best chance at success.

Most students report between 8-14 hours per week.

No you don’t. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day so you do not have to login at any particular time. We will give you a Username and Password on the day the program starts and this allows you 24 hours a day access.

Yes, you can speed up or slow down the rate of delivery to suit your requirements. The most important thing is communication between you and your course coordinator. If you are taking a break or are busy at work and do not have time to study you need to tell her or him. Similarly, if you want to study at a faster rate, then just email in good time and ask for more course content.

No, we can’t. But we can guarantee you that the average wages are at least 25% above average.

Yes, this course is relevant to both the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Price & Start Dates

S$ 2,899

Or S$ 799/month for 4 months.

Price Includes:

  • End of week progress checks by us to MAKE SURE you finish the program
  • Delivered online so you can learn from home (or anywhere) on your own schedule
  • Robust job hunting program that will seriously help you find a job
  • Regular & ongoing access to a dedicated career coaching counsellor

No Hidden Fees

  • No application fees
  • No registration fees
  • No resource/book fees
  • No certificate fees

Application Deadline: Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Program Starts: 10th December

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