Nutrition, Health & Food Science - 5M5267

This Nutrition, Health and Food Science course is aimed at students who want to develop their knowledge of food science and nutrition. The applied nature of this programme will focus on the relationship between food and health and the study of food from a scientific point of view. This course can provide successful students with the knowledge and the entry requirements necessary to access some science based programmes at Third level. The course also aims to provide students with the skills necessary to gain employment in the food industry.

THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO

  • Prepare participants for entry to specialised degree programmes in Higher Education Colleges eg IT Sligo & St. Angelas.

  • Allow the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to independently and under supervision analyse, quantify and report on the physical, chemical and biochemical nature of foods and the principles of food processing.

  • Gain practical competence in good work practices including an adherence to health and safety procedures in the workplace.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

·         Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent

·         Interview

·         Mature applicants welcome

COURSE CONTENT

·         Food Processing 5N5245

·         Microbiology 5N0737

·         Food Chemistry 5N2748

·         Anatomy & Physiology 5N0749

·         Communications 5N0690

·         Work Experience 5N1356

·         Nutrition 5N2006

·         Food Safety & HACCP 5N5266

OPTIONAL MODULES

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.

CERTIFICATION

QQI Level 5 Award in Food Science (5M5267)

PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION

The following are the most relevant courses;

SG Institute of Technology Sligo

Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any IT Sligo programme through the CAO system.

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

LY Letterkenny Institute of Technology

St. Angela’s College Sligo (NUIG)

FEES

  • Registration: €250

  • DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

  • QQI Examination Fees: €50

  • Materials Fees: €100

TOTAL: €600

(One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

DURATION

This is full-time one-year course and runs from September to May

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Phone 071-9145480 or email sligocfe@msletb.ie

PLEASE NOTE

A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.