Quality Control Assistant Level 5

///Quality Control Assistant Level 5
Quality Control Assistant Level 5 2018-01-23T10:51:16+00:00

Quality Control Assistant L5


QQI: Laboratory Techniques, Level 5,  Code: 5M3807

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This course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to perform a range of manufacturing tasks in compliance with quality standards and good practice. The modules would reflect dynamic areas in pharmacology, medical device operations, agri-food industries and other manufacturing environments.

Ireland is one of the leading locations for the pharmaceutical industry in Europe. The students will be introduced and become involved in a growing pharmaceutical industry. This course would strive to equip students to become familiar with quality control techniques and laboratory techniques; pathway to careers in the pharmaceutical, food and medical device industries. The Irish Pharmacy Union module provides students with extensive knowledge of over the counter medicines (OTC).

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent
For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.


One-year full time

Course Outline

Code Title
5N2746 Biology
5N2747 Chemistry
5N1833 Mathematics
5N1615 Problem Solving
5N1959 Microbiology
5N1794 Communications
5N2751 Laboratory Skills
5N1356 Work Experience
  Pharmacology (Irish Pharmacy Union)

Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The college will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.


Education Progression Opportunities


CIT: CR001, CR006, CR007, CR010, CR011, CR300, CR330

UCC: CK101, CK105, CK107, CK108, CK109, CK113, CK117, CK11, CK210, CK301, CK307, CK 402, CK404, CK405, CK406, Ck408, CK502, CK505, CK706

LIT: LC260; LC264; LC265; LC266; LC267; LC268

Tralee IT: TL855


We advise you to consult the CAO website – www.cao.ie and http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=fetac_ to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.



Career Opportunities

Support implementation of Quality Documentation Control System, data-mining, maintenance and analyses in relevant industries.


Course specific Contact Details

For further details email: qualitycontrol@stjohnscollege.ie