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Good Manufacturing Practice course

GMP made interesting – a highly interactive, educational and enjoyable one day tutor led training course delivered virtually, using our live online interactive training course platform. Attend from anywhere in the world.
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GMP made interesting – a highly interactive, educational and enjoyable Good Manufacturing Practice training course

This highly educational and engaging Good Manufacturing Practice course covers the key requirements of GMP and how these are applied in the workplace.

Do you need to learn about GMP and how it is applied in a manufacturing operation?  Are you in a new Supervisory/ Management role and need a detailed explanation of GMP, its requirements and how it works? Are you involved in GMP training and in need of tips on how to make GMP training fun and interesting?

 Some of the key features of our 1-day GMP course: 

Lively and highly interactive course

Our course format is designed to ensure that  this is a lively and highly interactive course with practical workshops and exercises throughout the programme. See the incredible feedback from delegates about our virtual training courses, delivered via our live online interactive platform  in this article.

Maximum class sizes

For maximum interactivity and effectiveness, our class size is limited to 10 delegates.

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Make a Booking

This course is available for in-house presentation, either on-site or virtually.  Please contact us for further details.

Booking details

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Exceptional value £495/delegate

£495  per delegate plus VAT. Course will be charged in GB pounds.

However delegates from outside the UK but within the European Union (EU) will not be charged VAT if they supply their own company’s national VAT number when booking. VAT will not be charged for any delegates coming from outside the EU.

What's included in cost

The cost includes:

  • Course folder containing copies of slides and supplementary notes and handouts.  Available electronically, if preferred.
  • Course attendance certificate.
  • Full tutor support and access during course times.

Payment

Payment can be made by cheque, electronic transfer, credit or debit card. Payment must be made before the course start date. Either payment or a Purchase Order number will be required to secure a place on the course.

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

Alternatively, if you want to discuss any aspect of this training course then please send an email with your enquiry or call +44 1635 866699.

Based Outside the UK?

If so, be sure to pick the ‘Tax Exempt’ options in the payment method list when you are  making a booking. If you are based in the EU then you must also enter your VAT number to qualify to be exempt from VAT.

Group Bookings - discounts of up to 50%

Book 2 or more individuals from the same company for the same course date to enjoy substantial discounts. The first booking is charged at the full published rate with the second booking charged at full published rate minus 20%.  A third or fourth booking is charged at full published rate minus 50%. These discounts are applied automatically when you make a booking.

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Key Course Information

Is this course right for you?

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Who will the course benefit?

Our GMP course is aimed principally at personnel new to Supervisory and Management roles who need a detailed explanation of GMP, its requirements and how it works.  The GMP course will also be of benefit for anyone new to pharmaceuticals who have had no significant GMP training previously.

Course Times:

09.00 – 16.30 (UK time).  Includes 15 minutes break in morning and afternoon, plus 45 minutes for lunch.

Course Details

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Course Overview

Delegates will learn about GMP and how it is applied in a manufacturing operation.  Delegates will leave the GMP course with a clear understanding of the requirements of EU GMP and an appreciation of USA GMP.

For a more in-depth review of GMP our RSC Approved  3-day Advanced GMP course may be of interest.

A short online refresher/compliance programme costing from £95 per delegate is also available with versions for Packaging, Warehouse, Laboratory and Manufacturing personnel available – for more details click here. 

Course Content:

  • An introduction to GMP
  • The history of GMP
  • Why do we have GMP in pharmaceuticals?
  • Licences for medicines and GMP enforcement
  • GMP in the Product Lifecycle
  • The legal status of GMP
  • The structure of the EU Guide to GMP / The UK Orange Guide
  • GMP in the USA
  • Current and future issues in GMP
  • Duties of key personnel and departments
  • The role of Production, Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA) and the Qualified Person (QP)
  • The principle GMP requirements for documentation and records
  • GMP in the workplace
  • GMP and documentation
  • People, training and hygiene
  • Data integrity
  • Dealing with problems and root-cause analysis

Live Online Interactive Training

This course is currently only available virtually, using our live online interactive training platform. Select the tabs below to find out more:

Attend from home or whilst at work

With 2 expert tutors and a maximum of 10 delegates, our virtual course utilise state-of-the art interactive online classroom software that will enable you to:

  • Chat online with the facilitators and other delegates
  • Ask questions at any time
  • We used webcams for all attendees, so we can all see each other
  • Undertake exercises on your own or in breakout rooms

And best of all, no travel is needed nor a stay in a hotel saving you a lot of time, hassle and money.

As always we will ensure this event is inspirational, enjoyable and educational. See the feedback below:

What is involved?

We will send you detailed joining instructions once you have booked your place. 

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and be seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera — if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

Why choose Inspired Pharma?

Expert Tutors

Dominic Parry has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1992 and is a leading pharmaceutical quality management specialist.  He initially worked for Evans Medical Limited as a Production Development Scientist.  He then moved to Hoechst Marion Roussel where he worked as a Quality Assurance Officer and then Validation Manager for the sterile manufacturing operations.

Over the past 20 years he has worked as a leading pharmaceutical trainer and Quality Management System specialist.  He works closely with pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers on evaluating, developing and continually improving their quality systems so that they add real-value to organisations.  He has a real passion for training in the pharmaceutical industry and has presented GMP and Quality Management related training courses all over the world.  He is an IRCA registered GMP Lead Auditor and regularly performs audits of pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers.

sterile products courseAndy Martin started working in the Pharmaceutical industry in 1985 for Smith & Nephew.  Following this he had a number of roles culminating when he took over as QA Microbiology Manager and then latterly as Microbiology Manager for Catalent Pharma Solutions.  In 2012 he became a consultant specialising in Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Quality Systems.

Matt is a dynamic, energetic and authentic trainer who demonstrates his passion and communicates this to all who encounter him. He began his Pharma career at Napp Laboratories before having short spells in related industries. He then spent 15 years with GlaxoSmithKline gaining extensive knowledge of GMP from roles in Packaging, Logistics and QC.

More recently, Matt worked as GMP Learning and Development Manager for Lonza Biologics and draws on all his varied experience to create a lively, relevant training environment.

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About Inspired Pharma

We help people in Pharma organisations to continually improve their regulatory systems to gain competitive advantage and ensure compliance.

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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Our Public Course range

Most of our public courses are currently being delivered using our proven 'live online interactive' courseware enabling you to attend the course from your home or workplace and be heard and seen throughout, just as you would be if we were in a room together. In 2022 we began to once again offer traditional classroom courses - see details on each course page.

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Pharmaceutical GMP Auditor/Lead Auditor

Advanced Good Manufacturing Practice

Good Distribution Practice

Good Manufacturing Practice

Internal Auditor

GMP Problem Solving

Responsible Person (RP)

Sterile Products

Webinar: Microbiological control in pharmaceutical production 

QP Courses - full range

See and download our Auditing Brochure detailing our courses and services in this important area.

Online courses available anytime anywhere 

Data Integrity

Good Distribution Practice (GDP)

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

Pharma Quality Management Systems module

QP Medicinal Chemistry & Therapeutics module 

QP Quality Management Systems module

Each course typically consists of 10-20 minute chapters of content followed by a quiz based assessment. The QP courses feature tutor assessment too. The learning is accessed over the internet using desktop computers, laptops, tablets and even smartphones.

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