These courses enable learners to gain recognition for the achievement of considerable knowledge in a range of subject areas, as for example in the Leaving Certificate and one-year Post Leaving Certificate courses.
Courses may be academic or practical in focus, and awards that are recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to progression opportunities higher up in the framework.
The majority of people with certificates at this level are well prepared for occupations that involve using their knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include office secretary, customer service representatives, special needs assistant, retail salespersons and childcare workers.
2018 Final Points
The Irish food industry is very important to the Irish economy. Irish food companies are becoming some of the most successful food entities in the world. There are currently over 150,000 people employed in this sector. This course is ideally suited for students who are prepared to enter a career in agriculture, food or science. The course also gives a solid introduction to Food Science and Technology for students who wish to pursue a Food Science Degree in Universities and Institutes of Technology both here in Ireland and abroad.
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The majority of students progress to Food Science Degree programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology both here in Ireland and abroad
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