Career advancing certificate courses

We offer a range of minor and higher certificate awards. All of these certificate course offerings are in relation to the following industries:
- Pharmaceutical / BioPharmaceutical
- Medical Device / MedTech
- Digital Transformation within STEM
- Food Science & Technology

These industries have been identified as growing, fast-changing sectors with a large demand for skilled employees. 

People from diverse backgrounds use our courses to upskill and equip themselves with the knowledge and insights necessary to secure promising career opportunities within these booming industries!

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launch of new certificate courses

We are delighted to launch 2 new courses, next intake commencing in September 2022

These new courses have been developed to meet the skills gap that exists across a range of industries as a result of digital transformation, which has changed and will continue to change the way we work. Digital Transformation is the adoption of digital technologies throughout an organisation, with the aim of being more efficient and effective. 

Employers now seek people with a blend of technology, operational and emotional skills in order to run a successful and future facing organisation. The new funded-courses focus on developing skills for the operator and technicians of the future, across the organisation as a whole. Graduates will gain the skills and knowledge necessary for the rapid changes occurring across sectors that currently have a high demand for skilled employees.

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Innopharma Education delivers courses designed by industry professionals ensuring you receive the most up to date and relevant STEM skills to advance your career within the sectors.

Our courses are flexibly designed to cause minimum distribution to your schedule through blended learning. Lectures are delivered online 2 evenings per week and in-class lectures take place 2 Saturdays per month (COVID restriction dependent). All lectures are delivered live but are recorded to re-watch or catch up in your own time. 

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Industry-Linked Learning

Our courses are uniquely designed to adapt to the lives of individuals. We offer flexible, part-time and blended e-learning solutions that enable you to engage in studies while you continue to work and fulfil other responsibilities, with minimum disruption to your schedule.

Every class is broadcast live, enabling our students to either physically attend or join the class online. Every class is also recorded so you can view class content at a time that suits you and use it to support your revision.

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Certificate in Information Technology for Process Digitisation

This course will up-skill and equip people with the knowledge and skills necessary to grow a career in the high-growth advanced manufacturing industries  

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Certificate in Operational Excellence for Process Digitisation

This course will up-skill and equip people with the knowledge and skills necessary to grow a career in the high-growth advanced manufacturing industries  

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Certificate in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Operations

An in-demand course for anyone seeking to start or grow a career in the high-growth industry.   

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Certificate in Food Science & Technology

An in-demand qualification that provides knowledge of science, processes and technology of modern high-tech food production.   

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I have been offered a paid contract role in the projects department of Glaxo Smith Kline. This is proof of the pudding that the course has been a huge success for me.

Liam Burke, Innopharma Graduate, Project Engineer at GSK

Our Certificate Courses

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many are in a class?

Class size is subject to availability. However the typical class size ranges from 30-40 students.

When do the courses start?

We have two intakes throughout the year - September and January. 

Where do your certificate courses run?

This is based on each individual course and start date however we run courses across the following locations in Ireland - Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Athlone and Galway. Please note: each location is not guaranteed. 

What are the entry requirements for a certificate course? 

Our certificate programmes are suitable for those with a minimum of a QQI level 5 or leaving certificate qualification. Prior industry experience can also be considered.  

Am I guaranteed a job at the end of the course?

We cannot guarantee a job on completion of our courses. However we do strongly support our students with their career by providing interview skills and CV help.  We have an exceptional reputation for post-graduate employment over 70% of our graduates having gained employment or advanced further their careers within 6 months of graduating from Innopharma run courses.

Where are Innopharma Graduates working?

Our graduates are now working in leading Pharmaceutical, medical Device and Food science companies in Ireland including Pfizer, Servier, Stryker, GSK, Boston Scientific, Astellas, Bristol-Myers Squibb, MSD, Mylan, Fannin Pharma, Oruna, Glanbia, Nestle and many more

Who are your certificate courses for? 

These programmes are targeted at those who wish to develop their career in the pharmaceutical, medical device or food science industries. A substantial focus of the programme will also develop their learners professional skills to enhance their future career opportunities through professional development activities such as interview, presentation and communication skills. 

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Innopharma Education
Ravenscourt Campus, Three Rock Road,
Sandyford, Dublin 18, Ireland

+353 1 485 3346


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