Certificate in Fundamentals of Food Production Management
Level 6 About NFQ
Online, Classroom, Blended
Department of Life and Health Sciences
Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science)Email Phone
Head of Section (Part time courses),
School of Health and Science
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.
The modules that will be covered are;
1. Quality management in the Food industry (10 credits)
2. Food Processing and Operations Management (5 credits)
3. Health and Safety and Hygiene (5 credits)
4. Data Management and Analysis (5 credits)
5. Introduction to Supervisory Management (5 credits)
5. Introduction to supervisory management (5 credits)
Applicants should have a minimum qualification at NFQ 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.
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.
Lifelong Learning Centre
Dundalk Institute of Technology
When applying please upload:
1. a copy of your CV
2. a copy of your highest level educational qualification.
3. if you are employed please include a letter of reference from your employer.