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  • Location

    Dublin

    Cork

  • Duration

    9 Months

  • Level

    Certificate

Course overview

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 come 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.

 

 

 

Food Science Students

Course Outline

The course duration is 9 months. Lectures will be delivered 2 evenings per week online. Students will also be required to attend 2 Saturday's a month on campus in Dublin & Cork. Practicals will be in Technological University Dublin - Tallaght Campus, with dates and times subject to scheduling.

Module 1: Food Microbiology 

Microbiology in the Food industry, microbiological risks in food processing, contamination control systems and procedures, hygienic practice, decontamination of work areas.

Module 2: Manufacturing Process Technology 

Structure of the food industry in Ireland, steps involved in the manufacturing of commercial food items, operations and processes involved in food production, equipment.

Module 3: HACCP - Quality System in Food Manufacturing 

Principles of HACCP and GMP in the food industry, audits and regulatory requirements.

Module 4: Food Regulatory Affairs

Quality Management System, EU regulatory for industrial and retailer standards in the food industry, QC testing, Food Hygiene Standards, non-conformance.

Module 5: Process Improvement

Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, Process Mapping, data collection, validation and root cause analysis, CAPA

Module 6: Occupational Safety & Environmental Safety for the Food Industry 

Responsibilities and roles under international legal frameworks, safety statements and steps in the preparation, types of hazards, waste materials and contaminants.

Module 7: Applied Maths

Calculation of concentration and dilutions, accuracy and precision, probability, statistical data

Module 8: Fundamentals of Science

Calculation and conversion, functional groups and molecular structures, physical and chemical measurements, routes of drug absorption, mechanisms of metabolism and excretion.

Module 9: Preparation for Work

Personal career development, networking, CV preparation and interview skills.

 

 

 

Food Science

Entry Requirements

The level 6 course is suitable for those with a minimum qualification at NFQ Level 5 or Leaving Certificate qualification.

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Career Options

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.

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Our admissions team are on hand to assist you with your application and answer any questions you may have on the course.

Students who wish to apply to this course should follow the following application process. They should have obtained a Level 5 in Science, Engineering or a related discipline or Leaving Certificate Qualification.

First of all, you will need to complete and submit an enquiry form, which is located at the top of this page. This is to register interest with us in the chosen course. Once submitted a member of the team will be in contact with you via phone call or email to discuss the course in more detail, assess your eligibility and assist you with anything you need to progress further.

Subject to eligibility, the next step is too to fill out and submit the application form which will require you to submit the following documentation

  • A copy of your CV
  • Copy of a Government issued ID (passport or driver’s licence)
  • Transcript of your previous highest qualification.

We accept scanned documents in a pdf format. Pictures of documents are not accepted.

Following the submission of your application form, a member of our team will be in contact with you.

Please note through the application process if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us by email on admissions@innopharmalabs.com or call us (01) 485 3346

Why up-skill for the Food Science industry in Ireland?

  • Over 54,000 employed
  • €26 billion in turnover
  • Our largest indigenous sector
  • €10 billion in exports
  • Over 23,000 new jobs predicted by 2027
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Testimonials

Testimonials

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The lecturers are all experts in the food industry, they bring us practical experience, and equip us with many skills to sharpen our edge in the job market.  I would recommend Innopharma to anyone who is interested in advancing their career in the food industry.

Lynn Chen McGrath, MSc Food Business Management & Technology Graduate

Our graduates are now working in…

Kerry Foods
Dawn Meats  
Glanbia
Ornua