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Applied Science - Agri Food

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Course overview

Course Code 5M5267 CI061AF
QQI Award Code 5M5267 Food Science
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is ideally suited for students who are interested in preparing for a career and/or further education in agriculture, food or science.

What will you Study?

The Irish Food Industry is central to the national economy, with Irish food companies being amongst the most successful in the world. This course is ideally suited for students who are interested in preparing for a career and/or further education in agriculture, food or science.

Biology 5N2746
Communications 5N0690
Food Chemistry 5N2748
Food Processing 5N5245
Laboratory Skills 5N2751
Mathematics 5N1833
MicroBiology 5N0737
Nutrition 5N2006
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
Start Your Own Business 5N1418
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CASFX 5M5267

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Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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