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Diploma in Food and Agri-business

Course Points
60
Course Duration
3 Semesters
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
12 Places
Course Start Date
Thursday 2nd February 2023 at 17.00hrs

Course Summary

This 1 year part-time course in Food & Agri-Business (funded by Springboard+) has been designed to up-skill existing science and agriculture graduates with a view to increasing their employability in the Agri-Food sector. 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.

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.

The aim of this course is to up-skill existing science and agriculture graduates with a view to increasing their employability in the Agri-Food sector. 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.

The programme is part-time and the modules will be delivered across two semesters in blended mode, followed by a 12-week supervised industry work placement.

There is also a 30 credit certificate option available for this course (not funded by Springboard+) which is delivered via 2 semesters. You can find more information the Certificate in Food & Agribusiness here.

Predominantly on-line with live on-line lectures on Thursday from 17.00 hrs to 21.00hrs, in addition, students may be required to attend DkIT for 1- 2 days per semester from 09.00hrs to 16.00 hrs (dates to be confirmed)  

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.

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

The course can lead to management opportunities in the food processing and farm supply industries, financial services, commercial farm advisory services and in the emerging rural development programmes in Ireland and overseas.

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

A FEE OF €365 APPLIES TO EMPLOYED / SELF-EMPLOYED STUDENTS.

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

Applicants who do not meet these academic criteria and have experience in the Food and Beverage sector may be admitted though recognition of prior learning. Such candidates are assessed through a reference-supported application and interview.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have English level of IELTS 5.5 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 course is designed for people working in the food and beverage (F&B) sector who wish to broaden their understanding of concepts associated with supply chain structure, management and control and being able to create, manage and control effective supply chains.

Such skills are essential for any supervisor or manager looking to progress their careers in F&B.

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

Dr Siobhan Jordan (Acting Head of Department of Agriculture, Food and Animal Health)
Email: Siobhan.Jordan@dkit.ie

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

Course ID DK_SFAAB_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 €365 APPLIES TO EMPLOYED / SELF-EMPLOYED STUDENTS.
Starting Date Thursday 2nd February 2023 at 17.00hrs
School School of Health & Science
Department Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
Credits 60
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Apply to Springboard
Delivery Method Blended

How to Apply

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

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