Employer benefits

Each year over 80 Medical Technology companies avail of > 25% funding towards their training needs by becoming a member of the Irish Medical Devices Association Skillnet.

Employee benefits

Training is essential for career advancement and improved competence in the workplace. The medical technology sector is more competitive than ever before. With the advancement of new technologies and new ways of doing business, the employee is required to possess high levels of knowledge, skills and competencies in a wide range of areas

Job Seeker benefits

Increase your employability and keep your skills up to date for employment opportunities in the life sciences sector by training with Irish Medtech Association Skillnet

Upcoming courses


Statistics with Minitab - 15/11/2017
Venue: Optima Training & Consulting Ltd
Time: 09:00 - 17:00


Medical Device Single Audit Programme (MDSAP) - 14/11/2017
Venue: The Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Renmore, Galway City
Time: 09:00 - 17:00


MTE Advanced Manufacturing Best Practice visit Siemens, Amberg - 20/12/2017
Venue: Siemens, Amberg
Time: 13:00 - 16:30

Irish Medtech Association Skillnet has trained over 7,500 trainees and delivered 37,000 training days to 186 Medical Technology companies

Validation Principles and Practices for the Medical Technology Industry

The Irish Medtech Association Skillnet and contracting organisation, the Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the medical technology sector and Reidh Consulting group in collaboration with University of Limerick are delighted to present the new Validation Principles and Practices programme for the medical technology sector. This programme has been designed to meet the growing requirements of Irish companies in filling validation roles and is delivered through blended learning. The impetus for the development of this specialist programme emerged from industry needs and the content has been developed in conjunction with a taskforce comprised of validation experts from medical technology sector. The course will enable personnel in the medical technology industry to understand all current device and diagnostic validation regulations and to develop the skills necessary to address and prepare for the scope of validation requirements in industry.

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants receive 9 credits at NFQ Level 8. The programme and training is funded through the Irish Medtech Skillnet.


"Exceeded expectations in content, delivery, academic references and facilitating student cross feedback. The professionalism of lecturers was exceptional."

Padhraic Mcginn
Nypro Healthcare, Wicklow