Food Science

Course Description

15373- Level 5 Food Science Award (5M5267) one year
This course facilitates the learner to explore Food Science and the principles of food processing with a view to gaining employment or progressing to further education or training.  This course is often used by learners as a prepatory course for progression to third level.


Course Content

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Communications
  • Dietetics
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Processing
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Work Experience

Please note that the combination of components outlined above may be subject to revision.



QQI Food Science Award Level 5: 5M5267

Progression / Employment

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to apply for suitable positions in the food industry.  

Graduates may also be eligible to apply for places in Third Level Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.   Check individual colleges to see links available as some courses do not have QQI/PLC Level 5 entry route.  

Links to third level from Food Science 5M5267

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent.  

Mature applicants are welcome.

Applicants will be asked for one written reference, copy EU Passport or GNIB card or Irish Residence Permit or Labour Market Permission letter

For applicants whose first language is not English, evidence of English language proficiency may be required.  If appropriate, Whitehall College of Further Education will conduct an English language assessment.