Diploma in Food Manufacturing Management

Next course starting May 2020


Diploma in Food Manufacturing Management 2019/2020

This part-time Programme is the only one of its kind in Ireland. It has been developed and proven to develop management capability and confidence in participants who have experience in the food and beverage sector and who are eager to learn. It is delivered through the Food Industry Training Unit (FITU) in University College Cork which has a proven track record of successfully training thousands of personnel who have benefited from courses over the last 26 years since FITU was first established.

The Programme is residential and is designed to maximise the educational, networking and support of students during each of the ten workshops. The learning is highly customised. All learning and assessment is applied to the individual and their workplace. High expectations are the hallmark of the Programme. The venues chosen are high quality, the material and presenters are highly regarded and are experts in their fields with a proven ability to transfer understanding to enable participants to apply their learning. The Programme participants are closely supported during the entire duration of the Diploma. Each attendee is given ongoing mentoring to maximise their learning and benefit from the Programme.

This course is one of the pathways to the highly respected level 9 UCC Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Lean Black Belt). The Diploma in Food Manufacturing Management is now offered for 2020/2021, in association with Taste4success Skillnet www.taste4success.ie.

To hear feedback from recent graduates click on the boxes below. Continuing reading for full details on the course including key dates and registration details. If you would like to download the brochure for the 2020/2021 academic year please click on the link below:

Diploma in Food Manufacturing Management Brochure 2020/2021.

The Programme aims to provide relevant part-time management education to delegates across all areas of business with specific emphasis on food and beverage manufacturing and operations management. The Programme will also develop interpersonal skills and enhance confidence in each member of the group.

Who should attend?

The Programme is suitable for team leaders, managers of all disciplines and owners/directors of smaller companies.

A third level qualification is not necessary for entry to this Programme.

Diploma Delivery

The Programme design facilitates individuals who wish to study on a part-time basis and integrate their studies with their careers, as well as incorporate their working experience into an accredited learning process. There will be 10 two-day residential workshops, based at various locations nationally to accommodate the national spread of participating companies. Workshops 6 and 7 include study tours to relevant companies.

During the Programme, participants will be supported by an in-company team to implement an in-company project. Commitment at senior management level is needed to ensure successful implementation.

Programme Outline

Workshop Theme

Likely Venue

Dates

WORKSHOP 1: TEAM BUILDING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Establishment of effective teams
  • Understand team leadership styles & dynamics
  • Recognising continuous improvement at personal & organisational levels

Maryborough House Hotel/ UCC, Cork

Evening of 10,

all day 11 and 12

May 2020

WORKSHOP 2: COMMUNICATION & PRESENTATION SKILLS

  • Understanding the importance of effective communication
  • Identifying & overcoming fear
  • Pitching for business

Rivercourt Hotel Kilkenny

Evening of 7,

all day 8 and 9

June 2020

WORKSHOP 3: BUSINESS PLANNING

  • Understanding vision & mission statement
  • PESTLE analysis
  • Defining business strategy
  • Establish & use KPI’s

Rivercourt Hotel Kilkenny

Evening of 5,

all day 6 and 7

July 2020

WORKSHOP 4: SALES & MARKETING

  • Assess competition drivers
  • Evaluate strategies to grow domestic & export sales
  • Design a “new product” from conception to the consumer

Rivercourt Hotel Kilkenny

Evening of 6,

all day 7 and 8

Sep 2020

WORKSHOP 5: FINANCE

  • Understand revenue, cost & profit drivers for the business
  • Prepare & present a business case

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

Evening of 4,

all day 5 and 6

Oct 2020

WORKSHOP 6: OPERATION MANAGEMENT & STUDY TOUR

  • Metrics & inherent trade-offs
  • Muda, mura & muri in achieving continuous improvement
  • Lean implementation

Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar

Evening of 8,

all day 9 and 10

Nov 2020

WORKSHOP 7: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & STUDY TOUR

  • Supply chain strategy
  • Design supply chain configuration to improve material, finance & information flow management

TBC

Evening of 3,

all day 4 and 5

Jan 2021

WORKSHOP 8: ORGANISATION DEVELOPMENT

  • Understanding organisational development, change and complexities
  • Effective leadership and personnel development
  • Aligning strategic and operational activities

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

Evening of 31 Jan,

all day 1 and 2

Feb 2021

WORKSHOP 9: REGULATORY/COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT

  • Understanding of key regulatory requirements governing food production, storage & supply
  • Management of the flow of quality & food safety information

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

Evening of 28 Feb,

all day 1 and 2

Mar 2021

WORKSHOP 10: PERSONAL & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/ PROJECT ASSESSMENTS

  • Establish personal & business goals
  • Establish evidence-based recommendations
  • Complete a relevant project for the host company

River Lee Hotel/ UCC Cork

Evening of 14 April,

all day 15 and 16

Apr 2021

Register

To learn more or to apply for one of the limited number of remaining places please contact;


Mr Joe O’Callaghan, MBA

Programme Director

Food Industry Training Unit, College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, University College Cork

joeocallaghan@protonmail.com

www.ucc.ie/en/fitu

086 3307533


or


Ms Bridie Corrigan-Matthews, MBA

Network Manager

Taste 4 Success Skillnet,

Unit 8, Teemore Industrial Estate,

Granard,

Co Longford

info@taste4success.ie

www.taste4success.ie

043 6687289

 

Funding Acknowledgement
The Taste 4 Success Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnet Ireland funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

Further information is also available on the UCC Adult Continuing Professional Development site

 

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Food Industry Training Unit

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork

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