Food Production - Speciality

University College Cork


Course Name Food Production - Speciality
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code DSPF
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Diploma (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Click on "Application Weblink" below to apply online or download and post in your application ACE Application Form 2015-2016 (740kB).

Next Intake: September 2015.
Application Date Closing Date: 7th September 2015.
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Duration 1 year part-time. Monthly sessions from October to May.
Course Fee €2,800 per academic year.
Entry Requirements

Expand+The students come to the course from a variety of backgrounds, including: speciality food producers, farmers who wish to add value to their farm produce, retailers who wish to expand into the ever increasing organic and artisan food sector, restaurat...

Course Content

This part-time Diploma is for those who are starting or wish to further develop an artisan or specialty food business and also for those involved in this sector including farmers, producers, retailers, culinary specialists, and those in sup...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules:
FE1805: Local Food Production Systems (5 credits)
The characteristics that make speciality foods distinctive from mass-produced food products. The multidimensional challenges in achieving high environmental standards in the sector.

Assessment Method The assessments are given on a continuous assessment basis from October until June, and the time given for each is one-and-a-half hours. An assessment is given at the end of each module, and there is no block of exams on completion of the course.
Number of Credits 60 Credits
Further Enquiries Dr Angela Sheehan
Programme Manager
T: +353 (0)21 490 1423
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