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 or engineering qualification””

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 S$32,000 – S$48,000 (Based on Singaporean data)

  • Stable and secure jobs that are free of the ups and downs of the economy
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 25th May
  • Study Online part-time – complete 2 modules
  • 10hrs/week for 15 Weeks or choose a faster/slower schedule
  • Dedicated course leader who’ll check your progress at the end of every week and follow up with you to help you finish the course
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Apply NOW & Rapidly Retrain for Well-Paid Career in Pharma

You Don’t Need Previous Industry Experience

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 or engineering 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 S$32,000 – S$48,000  (Based on Singaporean data)

  • Stable and secure jobs that are free of the ups and downs of the economy
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday 25th May
  • Study Online part-time – complete 2 modules
  • 10hrs/week for 15 Weeks or choose a faster/slower schedule
  • Dedicated course leader who’ll check your progress at the end of every week and follow up with you to help you finish the course
Apply NOW & Rapidly Retrain for Well-Paid Career in Pharma

You Don’t Need Previous Industry Experience

Join over 1500 other people both old and young who have used this course to start a career in pharma without any previous industry experience

Including:

  • Homemakers
  • Self Employed
  • Unemployed
  • Restaurants – Chef, Cook, Restaurant Manager, etc
  • Healthcare – Nurse, Healthcare Assistant, Caregiver, etc
  • Manufacturing – Production Operator, Assembler, Packaging, etc
  • Meat Processing – Operator, Butcher, etc
  • Defence Force/Military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Air Corps, etc
  • Construction – Electrician, Carpenter/Joiner, Foreman, General Operative
  • Warehouse – All Warehouse Workers
  • Sales/Business – Retail Sales, Pharma Sales, Business, Accountants, Finance, etc
  • Other – Farmers, Designers, Architects,  Airline Staff, Beauty/Hair Saloon etc

The world’s biggest pharma and medical device manufacturing companies have hired our graduates after this 15-week program:

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The world’s biggest pharma and medical device manufacturing companies have hired our graduates after this 15-week program:

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What Starter Level Roles I Could Retrain For?

Why You Should Switch to Pharma

What You’ll Learn – There Are 2 Modules in This 15-Week Program

Module 1 – Manufacturing Safe Medicines and Medical Devices  (GMP) (Weeks 1-12)

In this module, you’ll learn about the systems used in pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing and about the rules and regulations such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) that you need to follow. And you’ll learn enough technical information to get you talking to employers.

You’ll spend 8 weeks learning new technical content and then 4 weeks writing your assignment (but don’t worry, we’ve got a professional writing skills programme to guide you through the assignment writing process and equip you with the written communication skills you need for starting in the industry).

Module 2 – Advanced Career Coaching (Weeks 13-16)

In this module, you’ll navigate your way, step by step, through the job hunting process. We specifically designed and built this module for the pharma and med device sector. 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.

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.

If you’re spending money on an education program, make sure you choose one you’ll finish!

With every GetReskilled ONLINE program;

  1. We use one centralized platform (Moodle) where you can log into your classroom anytime. Each week, you’ll watch videos and complete a series of quizzes, tests, interactive activities, and projects. The course materials are available 24/7 and nothing requires you to be online at a specific day or time. i.e there are NO ZOOM classes and NO WEBINARS! Study anywhere, anytime, for example after the kids have gone to bed or on the weekend.
  2. Your working schedules are unpredictable so we offer flexible delivery. Slow down, speed up or pause the delivery of the program.
  3. We release only one week’s worth of material at a time and then MANUALLY check your activity logs at the end of every week to make sure that you are keeping up with your work.
  4. You’ll have a dedicated course leader who will email or telephone you if it looks like you’re starting to fall behind. They will work with you to develop a study plan to get you back on schedule and finish the course.

This helps us to spot any potential issues early and helps you completely finish the program.

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Here from people who have taken this course

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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.”

DPS Testimonials

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, Ireland
Senior Associate, DPS Education

Dr. Joe Brady is a 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 institutions.

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 Singapore, China, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, and the USA.

Meet Your Online Classroom Support Team

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

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.

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 1-12)

  • 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 identifying 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.

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 12-16)

  • 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.

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 25th May

Program Starts: 2nd June

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