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GMP & Medical Devices / Dea-chleachtas Déantúsaíochta ┐Feistí Leighis

Course Title: Certificate in GMP and Medical Device Manufacture (Minor award)

If you are under 23 years old on 1 January you must have achieved Grade D3 in five Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish or a FETAC Level 5 qualification or equivalent unless otherwise stated. That is 5 subjects: O6/H7, English or Irish: O6/H7 and Mathematics: O6/H7, or better to apply for year one of this programme.

A mature student must be over 23 years on 1st January of year of application. Eligible candidates may be interviewed. All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English.

The Medical devices industry is undergoing major changes globally as many new products enter the FDA approval pipeline. The move is for more high cost products to come to be manufactured in Ireland and there is also a move towards more combined products where medical devices are now being classified not just as medical devices but also as medicines.

Students will study techniques in Medical Device Manufacture and best practices in the industry.

Ireland, because of its favourable tax regime for the manufacturing industry, the availability of a highly trained workforce, and its long track record in successfully supporting healthcare manufacturing has gained great economic benefits by continuing to attract many of the top manufacturers to her shores. The requirement for skilled staff is essential and opportunities are arising now.

  • Critical Skills Development
  • Introduction to Medical Devices
  • GMP 1/Quality Assurance
  • GMP2/Quality Control
  • Process Improvement

2 evenings per week over 1 year.

Applications now open - Apply Now

For queries on the application process please contact: or call the Lifelong Learning Team on: 01 220 7432

Students' can choose to progress their studies at TU Dublin Tallaght.

TU Code



Level 6


Certificate in GMP and Medical Device Manufacture (Minor Award)


1 Year

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom, Online

Commencement Date

September 2023



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