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.
The Quality Engineer is a person who understands the principles of valuation and control of product and service quality. Now through blended learning the Certificate in Quality Engineering course is designed to cover all modules of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in preparation for the Certified Quality Engineer’s examination. The certificate in professional competence, specifically developed as part of CQE programme to give technical engineers the soft skills needed by engineering staff in industry.
These Irish Medtech Association programmes are supported by Springboard+, and co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.
All programmes support existing employees, as well as eligible unemployed persons, to reskill or upskill to gain entry to fill quality and regulatory roles.