Dungarvan College / Coláiste Dhún Garbhán is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board Centre.
Waterford & Wexford ETB

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations

Course Description

The programme will introduce learners to many of the aspects of a manufacturing plant. Learners will also complete work placement in a manufacturing setting. As a result of the work placement and studying such topics as quality control, health and safety, continuous improvements in manufacturing and science skills, graduates will be very employable and improve their chances of securing a job as a production operator or packaging operator in a manufacturing business.

Programme Content

  • Quality Control & Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Awareness
  • Continuous Improvements in Manufacturing
  • Process Science Skills
  • Packaging and Labelling
  • Cleanroom Operations
  • Work Experience
  • Teamworking

Progression Opportunities

  • Product Design - SETU (reserved places for QQI graduates)
  • BSc Food Science – SETU (reserved DC place)
  • BSc Pharmaceutical Science – SETU (reserved DC place)
  • General Science - SETU (reserved DC place)

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  • Awarding Body: QQI
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Award Code: 5M2162
  • Level: 5
  • Award Title: Life Sciences Manufacturing Operations

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme will improve their chances of securing a job as a production operator or packaging operator in a manufacturing business. Graduates will also have the option of pursuing a laboratory apprenticeship.


Every year a number of learners have the opportunity to travel to another European country for three weeks of fully funded work experience. The students attend work in their vocational area.

Additional Qualifications

Manual Handling Training


College Registration Fee €200

For more information on the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations course contact the course coordinator Della at dellaahearne@wwetb.ie.

Youghal Rd, Cloneety, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 PV34
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