Food - Speciality Food Production

University College Cork


Course Name Food - Speciality Food Production
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code ACE-DSFP
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 START DATE October 2020
Application Date

Expand+CLOSING DATE 18th September 2020

During your online application you will be required to upload the following documents:

Birth Cert or Passport
Passport Photograph
English Language Test Report [if applicable]
Supplementary Questions
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Duration 1 year part-time.

Monthly sessions from October to May. Additional cost of accommodation/meals on overnight field trip.
Course Fee €2,800 per academic year - The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine provide 64% of the fee to eligible applicants
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
Careers or Further Progression Skills and Careers Information

Following successful completion of the course, you can expect to be successfully running a small food enterprises from your home, farm or small production unit or have further developed and improved an existing small food business.
Further Enquiries Programme Manager: Dr Angela Sheehan
+ 353 21 490 1423

Programme Administrator: Julianne Moynihan
021 490 4707
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