Hospital and Laboratory Sterile Services

Hospital and Laboratory Sterile Services is a course designed for those seeking employment in the sterile services industry. This course will equip the learner with the skills, knowledge and competence required to work as part of the existing skilled workforce in pharmaceutical manufacture and within hospital sterile services departments.

You will be introduced to cleanroom techniques, methods of decontamination, high-level disinfection and sterilisation alongside core modules such as Infection Prevention and Control including Microbiology and Health and Safety.

What Makes This Course Special

  • New course for 2024/25
  • Detailed technical knowledge
  • Expert teaching team
  • Excellent progression routes
  • Excellent Work Experience opportunities
  • Includes essential additional qualifications
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Care Support
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Work Experience
  • Operating Department Care Skills
  • Communications
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Sterilisation & High-Level Disinfection
  • Health Related Cleaning Skills
  • Safety and Health at Work

Qualified Healthcare Assistant working in:

  • Sport Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy (SETU Carlow)
  • Physiology and Health Science (SETU Carlow)
  • General Nursing (DCU)
  • General Nursing (TUS Midlands, Athlone Campus)
  • Decontamination Management, BSc Level 7 (TU Dublin)

Workplace Feedback

This new Sterile Tech course will help students who are studying in preparation of assuming a position within the Sterile Service profession. It will serve to influence their employability skills and enhance their employment opportunities by helping them understand the roles and responsibilities of Sterile Service technicians.

Ashlene Ayres
Sterile Services Manager,
UPMC Aut Even

Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Health Service Skills 5M3782


  • All course fees, from registration to exams and awarding body fees as well as course materials and equipment are covered.
    (see costs, fees and finance)

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

PLSS Code: 416396
Coordinator: Andrea Lacey

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.