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Food Science & Health and Nutrition Studies

Course Code(s):  5M5267 STE4
QQI Award Code:  5M5267 Food Science
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5267 STE4
QQI Award Code 5M5267 Food Science
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course has been designed to prepare learners with the knowledge, practical skills and the experience required to gain employment in the growing food industry. In addition, the course can serve as a means of upskilling for those already employed in this sector.

This course will focus on a range of subjects relevant to employment in the field of food science and health. Subjects like Food Processing, Microbiology, Food Chemistry and Food Safety & HACCP will provide the learner with a solid foundation in applications within the food industry.

What will you Study?

Work Experience 5N1356

Communications 5N0690

Nutrition 5N2006

Biology 5N2746

Laboratory Skills 5N2751

Food Chemistry 5N2748

Microbiology 5N0737

Food Processing 5N5245

Food Safety & HACCP 5N5266

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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To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CASFX 5M5267

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Further Research

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Officer   Landscape Architect / Designer  
Biosystems Engineer   Food Technologist  
Geotechnician   Food Safety Consultant  
Landscape Manager   Landscape Scientist  
Food Scientist   Archaeologist  
Dairy Industry Scientist   Farmer - Dairy  
Forestry Professional   Horticultural Scientist  
Cartographer    Arborist  
Agricultural Scientist / Agronomist   Agricultural Adviser  
Brewer   Groundsperson  
Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Horticultural Manager   Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper  
Agricultural Mechanic   Agricultural Engineering Technician  
Regulatory Affairs Specialist   Flavourist / Food Chemist  
Biomedical Scientist   Regulatory Affairs Officer  
Chemistry Laboratory Technician   Colour Technologist  
Genetic Engineer   Haematologist  
Medicinal Chemist   Regulatory Affairs Manager  
Fragrance Chemist   Petroleum Engineer  
Industrial Chemist / Pharmacist   Pharmacologist  
QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst   Chemical Engineer  
Chemist   Molecular Biologist  
Analytical Chemist   Geneticist  
Biochemical Engineer   Geochemist  
Toxicologist   Production & Process Engineer  
Biological / Microbiological Scientist   Biotechnologist  
Biochemist   Materials Technician  
Biology Laboratory Technician   Pharmaceutical Technician  
Metallurgist   Urban Planning Engineer  
Conservation Officer - Nature   Field trials officer  
Environmental Consultant   Soil Scientist  
Environmental Technician   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  
Timber Technologist    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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