Higher Certificate in Science in Medical Device Decontamination / ¬

Entry Requirements This is a level 6 Minor award. If you are under 23 years old on 1 January 2020 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.

Mature students over 23 (on 1 January 2020) are eligible. Applicants will already be employed in the RIMD decontamination units in hospitals. All applicants must have competence in written and spoken English. Generally, it is expected that the applicants will be working in hospitals or related sectors.

This programme is for anyone working in the health, hospital and related sectors.

The major aims of the Higher Certificate programme is to produce qualified and knowledgeable sterile service practitioners in a range of scientific, technological and quality activities in the health, hospital and related sectors.

The students will study a range of scientific technological and quality activities and services for health, hospital and related sectors.

One full day a fortnight in college for two years. Some modules may be delivered in blended mode a combination of class contact and distance learning.

  • Applications are now closed

For queries on the application process please contact:



Or call the Lifelong Learning Team on:

01-404 2101

Students can choose to progress their studies at TU Dublin Tallaght and are eligible to apply for Bachelor of Science in Decontamination Management Year 3 (add on).

TU Code



NFQ Level 6


Higher Certificate in Science Medical Device Decontamination


2 Years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom, Online

Commencement Date

September 2020




€2800 per year

Fees (Non-EU)


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