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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
Tuesday 31st January 2023 at 17.00hrs (subject to change)

Two great reasons to consider this course

  • 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 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 SPRING 2023

 

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

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.

Predominately on-line 3 evenings per week including live on-line lectures and recorded lectures. In addition students may be required to attend for face to face classes 1 or 2 days (09.00hrs to 16.00hrs) per semester (dates to be confirmed). The evenings are agreed at the beginning of term between the lectures and the students. Lectures can last from 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs.

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.

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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 to eligible students 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 5.0 or equivalent.

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 Siobhan Jordan (Acting Head of Department of Agriculture, Food and Animal Health)
Email: Siobhan.Jordan@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
Course Type Springboard, Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 6
Duration 1 Year
Fees FREE to eligible students via the Springboard scheme.
Starting Date Tuesday 31st January 2023 at 17.00hrs (subject to change)
School School of Health & Science
Department Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
Credits 30
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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Delivery Method Blended

How to Apply

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Please ensure to upload any required documentation (i.e. scanned copies of existing educational qualifications and your CV) when you apply.

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