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Courses we offer

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.

Click on this link for our latest brochure FITU Brochure 2023

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:    

Introduction to Food Chemistry - Ongoing

Concentration and Drying - 2nd and 3rd September 2024

Cleaning in Place for the Food and Drink Industry - 11 and 18 September (online)

Thermal Processing - 4 and 5 November (onsite in UCC) 

Many of our courses offer a digital badge.  A digital badge is a micro-credential, which is awarded to a participant upon successful completion of a course.  The digital badge holds information in relation to the course, the topics covered, the skills acquired, the year it was achieved, and the awarding institution.  UCC's digital badges are referred to as open badges which allows them to be displayed on your online/e-portfolio to support continued professional development. 

Cancellation Policy

We understand that from time-to-time unexpected events arise which may cause you to have to cancel your place on our course/programme. If you find yourself in this situation, we ask that you make contact with us as soon as possible so another participant may be offered a place on the course/programme.

Please see below details relating to our cancellation policy:

Cancellations or withdrawals made 14 days or more in advance of the course/programme will be offered a full refund of the course costs. Cancellations made up to 7 days in advance of the course/programme will receive a 50% refund of the course costs. Cancellations which are made less than 7 days in advance of a course/programme, or during the programme, will not receive any refund of the course/programme costs. In the event that the Food Industry Training Unit (UCC) cancels a course/programme, 100% of the course costs will be refunded.

This policy applies regardless of invoicing in advance or after a course.


Symposiums, Conferences and Meetings

Past Events

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

Dr Amy-Jane Troy,


Taste 4 Success Skillnet Digital Badge Symposium 2019 - Opening Speech with UCC VP Professor John O'Halloran    










Food Industry Training Unit

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork