Certificate in Fundamentals of Food Production Management

Course Points
30
Course Duration
1 Year (2 semesters)
Course Level
Level 6
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
Wednesday 25th September 2019

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 provide learners with the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills in the area of food production management.

Important notice about this course

Now enrolling for Autumn 2019

This course is funded via the Springboard+ scheme. For more information on Springboard+ please click here.

Places on this course are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so we recommend getting your application in as early as possible.

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 predominately an online course, with two face-to-face days timetabled for each module throughout each semester. Each face-to-face day will be structured to facilitate 2 hours of contact per module each day.

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.

This Level 6 programme is specifically targeted at general operatives with experience in the food industry, 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.

Where English is not your first language a
pplicants must supply evidence English language competency (IELTS 4.5 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. 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

Course ID DK_NAFPM_6
Level 6
Duration 1 Year (2 semesters)
Credits 30
Places 20
School School of Health & Science
Department Life and Health Sciences
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees FREE via the Springboard scheme
Starting Date Wednesday 25th September 2019
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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 certified education and a reference from your current employer, confirming employment.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must submit evidence of English language competence (as per entry requirements above).

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

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