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Certificate in Fundamentals of Food Production Management

Course Points
30
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 6
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
28th September 2020

Three great reasons to consider this course

  • FREE COURSE - Springboard Funded
  • It provides a great opportunity for general operatives to gain an academic qualification
  • This Certificate programme is required by employers for general operative roles from a variety of food industries

Course Summary

The aim of this Springboard+-funded programme is to upskill charge hands, supervisors, trainee managers and general operatives in the food industry in the area of quality management, food processing and operations management, while also focusing largely on developing interpersonal and managerial skills.

Important notice about this course

NOW ENROLLING FOR SEPTEMBER

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

Closing date - 14th September. 

This course aims to upskill charge hands, supervisors, trainee managers and general operatives in the food industry in the area of quality management, food processing and operations management, while also focusing largely on developing interpersonal and managerial skills.

All of the modules were designed by academics and consultants in the food industry, who are experts in the specific areas and aware of the requirements for upskilling general operatives in food production. The various skills required by employers were taken into account when designing the programme, in which 15 credits were assigned for food-specific modules and 15 credits to health and safety and managerial focused modules.

This is a predominately online course. Students are required to attend for face to face classes 2 days per semester (total of 4 days per academic calendar). The remainder of the programme will be delivered online.

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.

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

Graduates from the Certificate in Fundamentals of Food Production Management will have professional skills and knowledge in food production management that will allow them progression in their workplace to opportunities such as charge hands, supervisors and trainee managers.

Graduates could also seek further education qualifications in the food production area.

FREE via the Springboard scheme

Applicants should have a minimum qualification at QQI Level 5 or Leaving Certificate qualification. Applicants who do not have a Level 5 qualification will be considered on prior relevant experience and may be interviewed.

Applicants will be expected to have access to a PC/Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection so as to be able to participate in the programme in the manner expected of them.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have English level of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.

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. 

This Level 6 programme is specifically targeted at general operatives with experience in the food industry, who may not have had any formal education in the food area, with a view to developing their interpersonal, supervisory and academic skills.

In particular, this Certificate programme would suit charge hands, supervisors, trainee managers and general operatives in the food industry.

Dr. Breda Brennan (Head of Department of Agriculture, Food and Animal Health)
Phone: +353 42 9370 200
Email: breda.brennan@dkit.ie

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

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

Course ID DK_NAFPM_6
Level 6
Duration 1 Year
Credits 30
Places 20
School School of Health & Science
Department Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees FREE via the Springboard scheme
Starting Date 28th September 2020
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How to Apply

You can enrol online for this course today via Springboard by clicking the button below. 
Please ensure to upload copies of your certified education.

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If you have any questions about applying for this course, please contact springboard@dkit.ie