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Certificate in Food and Agri-Business

Course Points
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Level
Level 7
Course Start Date
Thursday 28th January 2021

Course Summary

This 1 year part-time course has been designed to up-skill existing science and agriculture graduates with a view to increasing their employability in the Agri-Food sector.

Important notice about this course


The technical skills of these graduates will be enhanced by the acquisition of knowledge in areas such as business, marketing, entrepreneurship, quality management and lean manufacturing. This will enable them to contribute to the cost-effective development and marketing of products in this sector.

A combination of on-line and face to face classes. Students are required to attend for face to face classes one evening a week.

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 are essential.

Graduates of this programme should be in a position to obtain employment in the Agri-Food sector in managerial, supervisory, product development or quality management positions. The programme will also provide skills to entrepreneurs who wish to start a small company or develop a food product and bring it to the marketplace. 

The course fee is €1,425. The fee is payable as follows:

  • Application Fee = €50 (Non-refundable if you are made an offer of a course place).
  • Accept Offer Fee = €100 (non-refundable).
  • Instalment 1 of €600 is payable by 28th February 2021
  • Instalment 2 of €675 is payable by 31st October 2021
  • Level 6 major award in business, science, engineering or agriculture. (Applicants who do not have a Level 6 award may still apply and may be considered for an interview.)
  • 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 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 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.

Dr. Breda Brennan (Head of Department of Agriculture, Food and Animal Health, School of Health and Science)
Phone: +353 429370200

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science)
Phone: +353 429370200

Course ID DK_NAFAB_7
Level 7
Duration 2 Semesters
Credits 30
School School of Health & Science
Department Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €1425
Starting Date Thursday 28th January 2021
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How to Apply

You can enrol online for this course by clicking on the button below. The final closing date for applications is Friday 15th January 2021 or until places are full.

Applicants should also include a copy of their CV and copies of academic transcripts with their application.