Biopharma Training Facility

Since this facility opened in 2006 it has helped many people to change career by giving them qualifications and experience that are relevant to the Pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industries needs. This 1500 sq m facility enables practical ‘hands on’ skill development for those involved in both biopharmaceutical and more traditional pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.


  • 4 Classrooms
  • Cleanroom
  • Chromatography Room
  • Process Training Area


  • Upstream Processing for Biopharmaceuticals
  • Downstream Processing for Biopharmaceuticals
  • Chemical Processing


  • Flexible programme delivery
  • QQI Level 5 major award Life Sciences Manufacturing Operations
  • Programme consists of 8 modules Each component module can be certified
  • Company Specific Training Programmes tailored to your needs
  • Rooms /facility available for hire

Enquires to:
Telephone Admissions: 021 4856249 / 021 4856379

Persons with an Open Jobseekers claim, Jobseekers Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance, Jobseekers Credit should contact their DSP office to confirm if eligible.

Bus Stops:
Bus 220 stops at the entrance to the Carrigaline Industrial Park

Free Parking and a subsidised canteen

“I attended the BioPharma course in Carrigaline & having previously worked in the construction industry, I was looking for a change. I found this difficult as I did not have any experience or 3rd level education to work in this area. The course gave me an opportunity to reskill & I gained great attention from potential employers. I am now successfully employed in Jannsen Biologics in Co. Cork. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to upskill or change career. It has made the difference for me.”

Martin Tierney

Manufacturing Technician, Jannsen Biologics.

“I began the Life Science Manufacturing Operations course in June of 2014. Having come from a completely different industry background, I was looking to make the transition to the Pharmaceutical Sector. I found the course while intense to be highly informative and extremely rewarding. I was guided through the various modules by a wonderfully supportive and encouraging team of tutors. Through their guidance and patience I developed the necessary qualifications to pursue my career within the pharmaceutical industry. If you are thinking of pursuing a career in the pharma industry, this course coupled with your own hard work and dedication is the one for you! I cannot recommend it enough.”

Emma Pey

Pfizer, Dublin


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