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DT424
Food Science and Management

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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2 Years
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This two year full-time programme provides students with scientific and technical understanding of food science and associated technologies as well as the business skills required to respond to the current needs of the food industry.

In food science, the biological, physical and engineering sciences are applied to study the nature of foods, the causes of deterioration, the principles of food processing, and the improvement required to meet consumers demand. This programme provides education and training in the practical and theoretical aspects of food science in addition to the basic sciences such as biology, chemistry, microbiology and maths. In addition to its scientific content, this programme also offers education in the fundamentals of business and management which are essential to bring food products to the marketplace.

The programme features a major practical project in the second year, in which students work together in teams to apply their learned scientific and business management knowledge in the development of food products. These projects often develop innovative products targeting specific nutritional needs of consumers or emerging market trends.

 


DT424 Higher Certificate in Food Science and Management

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science

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With the Irish food industry currently experiencing significant growth and placed to be a major contributor to the economic recovery in Ireland, this course provides rewarding job opportunities for those wishing to be part of this vital sector including junior management jobs, food product development, market research and quality control.



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