Course Description

Food Science and Nutrition Pre-University Science

This Food Science and Nutrition course is suitable for students who are interested in preparing for a career as a food science and /or further education in food, science or agriculture sectors.A food scientist applies their knowledge of biology, chemistry and engineering to develop and improve foods and has a roll to play in all aspects of the food chain from production, to processing, storage and marketing, the food industry.Ireland’s largest industry, with Irish food companies being amongst the most successful in the world, employing up to 230,000 is expected to grow. This sector needs highly qualified graduates with a clear understanding of food, nutrition, health and their interrelationships.

Areas of Study

  • Laboratory Skills
  • Microbiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Fruit and Vegetable Production
  • Mathematics
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
CollegeDun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryFood Science, Science
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsLevel 5 QQI Award Laboratory Techniques
Course Start Date14th September 2020
Course Duration1 year Full time
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsOne of the following: Leaving Certificate A QQI Level 4 Award Mature applicants are welcome
Carear PathStudents should use this course as a stepping stone in order to obtain a high level qualification in the progression areas listed below. Alternatively students may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude. Career opportunities such as food technologists, food scientists, microbiologists, food safety consultants, technicians, food engineers, laboratory assistants and product development managers exist for graduates who complete further or higher education qualifications.
Phone01 2809676
Course Code5M3807
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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

17 Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
17 Cumberland Street
Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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