Diploma in Food Supply Chain Operations
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
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.
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.
Learners will be expected to attend DkIT one evening per week. The remainder of the course will be delivered online.
Due to the blended learning delivery within this course students should have access to 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.
Please note that these arrangements may be subject to changes due to the Covid-19 situation.
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:
- medical devices
- food and drinks
- distribution and services.
Course participants work in various functions including: procurement, logistics, production, planning, quality, accounts & finance.
Course is FREE to the Unemployed.
A fee of €500 applies to employed/self-employed applicants.
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 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 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.
|School||School of Health & Science|
|Department||Agriculture, Food and Animal Health|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
|Fees||FREE to some via the Springboard scheme / €500 for others|
|Starting Date||September 2021 (subject to Springboard funding and demand)|
How to Apply
Applications will open in May 2021.