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.

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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:

Fundamental Course in Cleaning in Place for the Food Industry - 05 October 2022

Concentration and Drying - 11th and 12th October 2022

Thermal Processing 19/20 October 2022

Fundamental Course in Cleaning in Place for the Food Industry UK - 09 November 2022

Production Supervisory Programme - 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th November 2022

Advanced Cleaning in Place - 30 November 2022

Cheese Science and Technology - 2023 date to be confirmed


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.  The following video gives further information on the power of digital badges in education.

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


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