Food - Speciality Food Production

University College Cork


Course Name Food - Speciality Food Production
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 Next Intake: 19th September 2017
Application Date Closing Date: 1st September 2017
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Duration 1 year part-time. Monthly sessions from October to May.
Course Fee €2,800 per academic year.

Additional cost of accommodation/meals on overnight field trip
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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