Courses we offer

Update during the Covid-19 Pandemic

FITU continue to respond to the COVID-19 Government recommendations. All FITU Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate Courses continue to run.  Where face-to-face lectures are not possible, online material and online lectures will be provided. Please contact us if you have any questions.

The Food Industry Training Unit offers a range of courses designed to update skills, help people develop their careers and operate more effectively. Our goal is is to deliver higher calibre, informative and engaging content that will help people develop personally and professionally. If you would like to find out more about our Diploma, Certificate, short or bespoke courses please contact a member of our team. If you would like to stay up to date with the different courses and events on offer please join our mailing list by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page.

Certificate and Diploma Courses

Click on the boxes below to view our accredited part-time courses which range from Level 7 Diploma to Level 9 Postgraduate Certificate.

Short Courses

Upcoming courses:

Concentration and Drying - 20 and 21 October 2021

Fundamental Course in Cleaning in Place for the Food Industry - 3 November 2021 and 16 March 2022

Thermal Processing - 11/12 November 2021

"Area Cleaning and Sanitisation" and its application in the food industry - 7 December 2021 and 9 February 2022

Advanced Training Course in Cleaning in Place (CIP) for the Food and Beverage Industries - 19 January 2022

Cheese Science & Technology - 2, 3, and 4 March 2022

Symposiums & Conferences

For further information on organising your conference or event with the Food Industry Training Unit, please contact:

Ms Mary McCarthy-Buckley,, 021 4903363


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Food Industry Training Unit

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork