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Level 6 Certificate Food Science and Technology (Minor Award)

This course is flexibly designed to suit the needs of those in employment. Lectures are a blend of online, distance and 2 Saturdays per month in Dublin or Cork.

This level 6 certificate in food science and technology programme is designed to help you reach your true potential in the food sector. Suitable for those who wish to upskill to build a career in the Food and Beverage, this programme will give you all you need to succeed.

Combining a blend of food science and manufacturing modules with a range of industry directed modules, this programme gives graduates an in-depth knowledge of Food Microbiology, Good Hygiene Practice, Manufacturing Process Technology, HACCP, Food Regulatory Affairs, Process Improvement, Occupational Safety & Environmental Management Applied Maths, Fundamentals of Science and GMP. 

Getting in the door of the industry without any contacts is always a challenge. That’s where our professional development team come in. We’ll help you to tailor your CV towards an area you are interested in getting a job and use our industry contacts to help you get your foot in the door. 

Designed to minimise disruption to your schedule, this 2-semester programme involves online lectures two evenings per week and two Saturdays a month which involve tutorials and equipment touch time in a simulated manufacturing environment.

This course is developed in collaboration with our partners at ITT Dublin and is supported as part of the Springboard initiative.

Why Up-skill for the Food Industry in Ireland?

  • Over 54,000 employed
  • €26 billion in turnover
  • Our largest indigenous sector
  • €10 billion in export
  • Over 23,000 new jobs predicted by 2027

Our graduates are now working in leading food companies in Ireland including the following: