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.


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 havea QQI/PLC Level 5 entry route.  

Links to thrid level from Food Science 5M5267

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent.  Applicants will be interviewed.