Certificate in Fundamentals of Food Production Management (September 2020 Intake)

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DK_NAFPM_6)
Key Programme Details

Certificate in Fundamentals of Food Production Management

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom, Blended


Part Time

ECTS Credits



Department of Life and Health Sciences

General Information

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science)




+353 429370200


Head of Section (Part time courses),
School of Health and Science
Co. Louth


Course Co-ordinator

Important Dates
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About this Course

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)

Entry Requirements

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.

Timetable Info

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.

Delivery Location


Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Sara Farrell


Lifelong Learning Centre
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
County Louth





Application Procedures

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.