Diploma in Food Supply Chain Operations

Course Points
60
Course Duration
3 Semesters
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
12 Places
Course Start Date
Thursday 30th September 2021

Course Summary

This 1-year part-time course (funded by Springboard+) will provide graduates with the opportunity to develop supply chain management skills, which have been identified as a major skills gap in the Food and Beverages Sector in Ireland. Graduates will be able to critically analyse the factors required to structure and manage a supply chain successfully.

Important notice about this course

COURSE NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

Final exams may be scheduled in the DkIT campus during the day time.

Closing date for applicants is 16th September 2021.

This course is supported by Springboard+. You can find more information on Springboard by clicking here.

The Food and Beverage sector is one of the largest sectors in Ireland from the viewpoint of both production and consumption. Its handling within the supply chain is vital to the Irish economy. Globalization of the food industry requires increased transportation of raw materials and finished goods.

This course will provide graduates with the opportunity to develop supply chain management skills, which have been identified as a major skills gap in the Food and Beverages Sector. Graduates will be able to critically analyse the factors required to stucture and manage a supply chain successfully. They will evaluate the concepts and theories that underpin business and international management and the pivotal role played by internationalisation strategies.

They will also have an understanding of food production and consumer assurance systems. They will be able to demonstrate the capability required to work in a multi-disciplinary team including scientific and business personnel.

Please note:

There is a 30 credit course option available for this course delivered over 2 semesters (NOT funded by Springboard). For more information on this course, please visit the Certificate in Food Supply Chain Operations course page.

This is a predominately online course. Students are required to attend for face to face classes (09.00hrs to 16.30hrs)  2 days per semester, (total of 4 days per academic calendar). The remainder of the programme will be delivered via live online lectures one evening a week.

Please note that these arrangements may be subject to changes due to the Covid-19 situation.

Due to the blended learning delivery within this course students should have access to a PC / Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection from home, so as to be able to fully participate in the course. Basic IT skills essential.

This course aims to support industry and career development in Supply Chain Management.

The course appeals to a variety of people working in wide range of industries, such as:

  • pharmaceuticals
  • medical devices
  • food and drinks
  • electronics
  • utilities
  • distribution and services.

Course participants work in various functions including: procurement, logistics, production, planning, quality, accounts & finance.

FREE to those in receipt of an eligible DSP/Springboard payment. For more see: HEA - Springboard+ (springboardcourses.ie)

A FEE OF €400 APPLIES TO EMPLOYED / SELF-EMPLOYED APPLICANTS

Level 6 major award in business, science, engineering or agriculture.

OR

Applicants who do not have a Level 6 award may still apply and may be considered for interview.

AND

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Equivalent industry recognition may be given through the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not yet achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience. 

To apply for this programme via the Springboard+ scheme, you must meet the eligibility criteria (click to read) in addition to the minimum entry criteria listed above. 

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science, DkIT)
Phone: +353 429370200 Ext 2736
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Dr. Breda Brennan (Head of Department of Agriculture, Food and Animal Health)
Phone: +353 (0)42 9370206
Email: breda.brennan@dkit.ie

Sara Farrell (Lifelong Learning Centre)
Phone: +353 (0)42 9370291
Email: springboard@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_NAFSC_7
Course Type Springboard, Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Fees FREE to those in receipt of an eligible DSP/Springboard payment | A FEE OF €400 APPLIES TO EMPLOYED / SELF-EMPLOYED APPLICANTS
Starting Date Thursday 30th September 2021
School School of Health & Science
Department Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
Credits 60
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

You can enrol online for this course today via Springboard by clicking the button below:

 

 

Please remember to upload required documentation (scanned copies of your existing qualification(s) and your CV) with your online application to expedite academic assessment.