Senior Medtech business leaders have identified a skills demand in their organisations in the quality and regulatory affairs functions.  At no time has qualifications in the area of regulations been more important to the medical device sector with the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) coming into effect in May 2021 and the in vitro Diagnostic Device Regulation (IVDR) implementation imminent.

The Bachelors in Science in Quality and Regulatory affairs is a top up qualification for persons employed with a level 7 degree who require a level 8 qualification.

The Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs is a Higher Diploma award which will upskill & train new regulatory professionals to help with implementation of these directives.

These Irish Medtech Association programmes are supported by Springboard+, co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.

Both programmes support existing employees, as well as eligible unemployed persons, to reskill or upskill to gain entry to fill quality and regulatory roles.