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


Risk Management concepts and tools to meet the requirements within ISO 13485:2016 - 11/10/2017
Venue: Radisson Blu, Galway
Time: 09:00 - 17:00


Validation Principles and Practices for the Medical Technology Sector - 19/10/2017
Venue: Clayton Hotel, Galway.
Time: 00:00 - 00:00


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

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.


"Perfectly pitched, with excellent balance of theory and practical. Expert’s knowledge and presentation skill made this the best course I have attended. Well done to all concerned."

Tom O’ Donnell
Merit Medical, Galway