Certificate in Food Science and Technology (Dublin - January 2021)

Innopharma College of Applied Sciences (IPL002-0121_DU)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate (Minor Award)

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

General Information
Contact

Innopharma Admissions Team

Email

admissions@innopharmalabs.com

Phone

01 485 3346

Address

Innopharma, Three Rock Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18

Role

Admissions Team

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/10/2020

Start Date

18/01/2021

End Date

31/08/2021

About this Course

This Level 6 Certificate in Food Science and Technology course is designed to help you reach your true potential in the food sector. Suitable for those who wish to upskill to build a career in the Food and Beverage, this course will give you all you need to succeed.

Combining a blend of food science and manufacturing modules with a range of industry directed modules, this course gives graduates an in-depth knowledge of Food Microbiology, Good Hygiene Practice, Manufacturing Process Technology, HACCP, Food Regulatory Affairs, Process Improvement, Occupational Safety & Environmental Management Applied Maths, Fundamentals of Science and GMP.

Getting in the door of the industry without any contacts is always a challenge. That’s where our professional development team comes in. We’ll help you to tailor your CV towards an area you are interested in getting a job and use our industry contacts to help you get your foot in the door.

Designed to minimise disruption to your schedule, this two-semester course involves online lectures two evenings per week and two Saturdays a month which involve tutorials and equipment touch time in a simulated manufacturing environment.

This course is developed in collaboration with our partners at Technological University Dublin, Tallaght Campus.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess a minimum qualification at NFQ Level 5 or a Trade Qualification.
Recognition of prior learning and experience will support entry onto this programme. Ideally, candidates will have a previous history of employment.

Long Description

This Level 6 Certificate in Food Science and Technology programme is specifically designed in consultation with leading food organisations and agencies to support employees currently working within the food and beverage sector to advance their careers opportunities. The programme also provides individuals with an interest in developing a career within these sectors the necessary expertise to successfully fill existing and emerging industry needs.

Delivered over two semesters and run by Innopharma Education in collaboration with TUD, the programme is strongly aligned to the sectors labour market needs, delivered by industry experts providing students with vital up to date industry knowledge and skill. Graduates of the programme have successfully gained employment and career advancement in roles such as Quality Control Technician, Quality Assurance Specialist and Process Operations Supervisor.

Module combination is an essential blend of food science, manufacturing and a range of industry directed content equipping students with an in-depth knowledge of Food Microbiology, Food Regulatory Affairs, Fundamentals of Science, Applied Maths for Process Operators, Manufacturing & Process Technology, HACCP & Food Quality Systems, Lean Operations, Occupational & Environmental Health and Safety and Learning to Learn at 3rd Level.

Through team and individual projects, learners will develop skills in communication/presenting, report writing, critical thinking, and problem-solving. This mix ensures graduates acquire a valuable skillset and well-developed capability across a broad spectrum of key disciplines, which is critical to the development of the industries talent pool and addresses the major skills deficit.

The programme is delivered through a blended approach, with weekend tutorials (Dublin, Limerick and Cork), online evening lectures, individual mentorship, class recordings, and eLearning content. Technical module content offers students the advantage of experiential technical learning, through participation in laboratory research and testing skills in modern well-equipped laboratories. This programme is open to unemployed, returners and employed applicants.

Why Choose This Course

This in-demand Level 6 Certificate in Food Science and Technology is designed and developed with your career development in mind, helping people gain employment in some of Ireland's leading Food & Beverage companies such as Dawn Meats, Kerry Foods, Glanbia, Ornua Foods and many more.

Combining a blend of food science and manufacturing modules with a range of industry directed content, this course gives graduates an in-depth knowledge of science, processes and technology of modern high-tech food production. This programme is suitable for those starting their studies, returning to the workforce, or looking to gain industry-specific knowledge for career development.

Designed and delivered by highly experienced academics and industry professionals, this course will give you all you need to succeed. Our professional development team will help you all the way. We'll help you to tailor your CV towards an area you are interested in getting a job in and use our industry contacts to help you get your foot in the door.

Designed to minimise disruption to your schedule, this two-semester course involves online lectures two evenings per week and two Saturdays a month which involve tutorials and equipment touch time in a simulated manufacturing environment. This programme is developed in conjunction with the Technological University Dublin - Tallaght Campus.

Accreditation: QQI Level 6 Minor Award in Food Science & Technology.

Awarding body: Technological University Dublin - Tallaght Campus

Career Opportunities

With the continued growth of the Food Industry in Ireland, this course is suitable for those who wish to upskill to gain either:

- An entry-level position within the Food Industry
-Supplement existing core skills to pursue a similar role within the Food Industry (e.g. Finance, HR, IT, etc.)

On completion of this course, you could fill the following roles within the Food and Beverage industry:

Quality Control, Manufacturing Operator/Technician, Maintenance Technician, Utilities Technician, Regulatory Affairs Administrator, Supply Chain Support, Warehouse Operator, Stock Control, Planning and Logistics Administrator.

Innopharma Education courses are designed with your career advancement in mind. Specifically designed for those looking for a career in the Pharma, MedTech, or Food Science sectors, our courses upskill and equip people from diverse backgrounds with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully secure promising career opportunities in these fast-growing industries.

Timetable Info

Blended delivery with lectures two evenings per week online and two Saturdays per month in class.

Delivery Location

Innopharma Education, Three Rock Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18

Application Procedures

Applications can be made directly on the Springboard website by submitting an application for the course of your choice.

If you wish to find out more about this programme please contact us

email: admissions@innopharmalabs.com.

Tel: +353-1-4853346