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Online Good Manufacturing Practice training course

Gain an appreciation of the main requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice in an hour with this online GMP training course!
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Online GMP Training Course

This GMP online course is aimed at new starters and existing staff as part of their induction and/or ongoing GMP training.  The GMP online course provides a detailed overview of why we have GMP and what GMP is in three CORE chapters with ADDITIONAL chapters covering specific GMP requirements for different parts of the site. Versions available include:

  • GMP for Manufacturing Personnel
  • GMP for Packaging Personnel
  • GMP for Warehousing Personnel
  • GMP for Laboratory Personnel

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Who will the course benefit?

We offer a series of online modules that are used for GMP compliance training, or as part of a GMP induction programme to introduce new starters to Good Manufacturing Practice. These modules can also be used as part of on-going GMP refresher training for existing personnel. In addition, the courseware can be customised, if required, for your site or company. And, can be purchased for use on your own internal systems.

Benefits of this approach include:

  • Access at any time (day or night)
  • Access via any computer, tablet or iPhone (or equivalent)
  • Built-in assessment questions and pass-mark
  • Can be set up to provide training data for your compliance programme
  • Materials kept current and up-to-date as legislation changes
  • No need for an on-site trainer
  • Short modules with specific topics
  • Groups can undertake modules relevant to their role
  • Whether there is a large group to be trained or just a few individuals it is very cost effective

GMP Online Course contents

Typically delegates do all three CORE chapters and any ADDITIONAL chapters that are relevant to their role.  For example, a person working in the Packaging department will undertake Chapters 1 to 3 and Chapter 6. The duration of each chapter lasts approximately 10 – 15 minutes.  The standard 4 chapter course should last about an hour.

Assessment and certificates:

Each chapter has a series of randomly selected assessment quiz questions at the end of each one.  An 80% pass mark is expected.  Guidance is provided if a delegate gets an answer wrong.  After successful completion of the course, a certificate is available for download by the delegate.

ONLINE: Available Anytime Anywhere using a desktop pc, laptop, tablet and most smartphones.

CORE Chapters

The CORE chapters shown below are available either as a UK or non-UK version.  The UK version has references to the UK’s Regulatory Authority (the MHRA) and their “Orange Guide”, whereas the non-UK version does not.

Chapter 1: An introduction to the pharmaceutical industry

This chapter provides an overview of the pharmaceutical industry and the need to regulate medicine manufacture and supply.

Chapter 2: An introduction to Good Manufacturing  Practice

This chapter introduces the concept of Manufacturing Authorisations for sites and Marketing Authorisations for medicines and the need for Good Manufacturing Practice at sites making pharmaceuticals.

Chapter 3: The Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines

The main contents and requirements of the 9 chapters of European Union GMP (EU GMP) are explained and why these are important.  Reference is also made to the additional requirements in the Annexes of EU GMP.


These are specific for different parts of the site, and typically a delegate will also take one of these, depending on which area they work in.

If you would like further details on the specific contents of each chapter and the suitability for the individual then please contact us.

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Chapter 4: GMP in the Warehouse

This chapter covers the key GMP requirements for the warehouse and is designed for people working in good-in or despatch.

Chapter 5: GMP in Manufacturing

This chapter covers the key GMP requirements for manufacturing and is designed for people working in manufacturing areas.

Chapter 6:  GMP in Packaging

This chapter covers the key GMP requirements for packaging and is designed for people working in packaging.

Chapter 7: GMP in the Laboratory

This chapter covers the key GMP requirements for the Quality Control laboratory and is designed for people working in the laboratory.

Pricing and Availability

Prices exclude UK Value Added Tax (VAT) at 20% which will also be charged for UK based delegates.  VAT will not be charged for delegates from outside of the European Union (EU) or for delegates from within the EU if they supply their company’s VAT number when booking.

If you plan to pay by credit card then you should first look at this helpful information.

Individuals or small groups

The individual price for access to the three CORE chapters and one ADDITIONAL chapter is £95. Extra additional chapters are charged at £25 each. See below to purchase.

Delegates will have access to the course for a 2-month period from the registration of the delegate.  If they do not complete the course within this time then they will need to pay again to complete the course.  No certificate is issued if the course is not completed in full.

If you would like to book onto the course as an individual delegate, then please click on the links below.  This will take you through to our card payment system.  Course registration will follow soon after payment has been received.


You may book up to 10 delegates on one of the standard versions of the course at a price of £95 for each delegate by using the links below.  This will take you through to our card payment system. Alternatively, you may opt for an invoice to be issued as part of the registration process. Course registration will follow soon after payment has been received.

Discounts are available for groups of 10 or above and the discount increases depending on numbers.  Please  contact us for further information.

Or use internally

If you are interested in purchasing the online Good Manufacturing Practice course materials on an annual license for use on your own Learning Management Systems (LMS) then please contact us to discuss options.

Versions available:

The courseware is available in the following formats: SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, AICC and the Tin Can API.

Delegate feedback:

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Details of the standard versions currently available are detailed below:

You will be set up with access to the UK course by default. If you would prefer the non-UK course then send us an email once you have made your online booking. To try a free Taster course subscribe by clicking on the link in blue in this sentence.

GMP for Packaging Personnel

3 Core Chapters plus Chapter 6 as detailed above

Duration: Around 60 minutes  Cost per learner £95 plus VAT

GMP for Manufacturing Personnel

3 Core Chapters plus Chapter 5 as detailed above

Duration: Around 60 minutes  Cost per learner £95 plus VAT

GMP for Warehousing Personnel

3 Core Chapters plus Chapter 4 as detailed above

Duration: Around 60 minutes  Cost per learner £95 plus VAT

GMP for Laboratory Personnel

3 Core Chapters plus Chapter 7 as detailed above

Duration: Around 60 minutes  Cost per learner £95 plus VAT

Other Versions

If none of the options above meets your needs then you can choose which of the Chapters you want to study. You will need to send us an email once you have made your online booking to let us know which chapters you want to be registered for if you choose the 2 or 3 chapter options.

GMP Core plus 2 Chapters

Duration: Around 75 minutes  Cost per learner £120 plus VAT

GMP Core plus 3 Chapters

Duration: Around 90 minutes  Cost per learner £145 plus VAT

GMP Core plus 4 Chapters

Duration: Around 115 minutes  Cost per learner £170 plus VAT

TAKE NOTE! We now have a 20-minute online Data Integrity course  – click here for more details.

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We offer a wide range of highly praised and respected classroom and online training courses and also provide our global pharma clients with consultancy support. Our classroom courses are available on a public schedule and also can be customised for inhouse delivery at a client site.

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