Nutrition & Dietetics

Course Description

15373 - Level 5 Food Science Award (5M5267) one year

This programme introduces students to the topical and developing area of nutrition and dietetics.  By combining theory and practice (students will be required to attend a Work Placement during the programme) it is aimed to give students broad based, relevant knowledge in this vast area of study.



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 seeking employment in the nutrition and dietetics area e.g. health food outlets, or outlets in specialist nutrition.  Graduates may also be eligible to apply for places in Third Level Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.  

Check individual third level colleges to see links available as some courses do not have a QQI/PLC Level 5 entry route.  

Links to third level from Food Science 5M5267

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent.  Applicants will be interviewed.
  • Applicants with an interest in the area of Nutrition and Dietetics who may not have completed any formal education but who have the ability to successfully participate on the programme (this is established at interview) OR
  • Applicants who are seeking a new career direction or are unemployed and wish to re-train