Diploma in Food Manufacturing Management

Diploma in Food Manufacturing Management 2022/2023

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 28 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 2022/2023, in association with Taste4success Skillnet www.taste4success.ie.

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Diploma in Food Manufacturing Management Brochure

 

 

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 is designed to facilitate 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 workshops. 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 Contributors

Programme tutors and presenters will be drawn from a panel of top quality practitioners in the business, academic and consultancy fields.

Accreditation

A Diploma in Food Manufacturing Management, a 60 credit University College Cork Diploma at Level 7 (NQF), will be awarded to successful candidates.

Why Choose this Diploma

  • 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 28 years since FITU was first
  • 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. established.
  • This course is one of the pathways to the highly practical level 9 UCC Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Lean Black Belt).

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 15,

all day 16 and 17

May 2022

WORKSHOP 2: COMMUNICATION & PRESENTATION SKILLS

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

Rivercourt Hotel Kilkenny

Evening of 12,

all day 13 and 14

June 2022

WORKSHOP 3: BUSINESS PLANNING

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

Rivercourt Hotel Kilkenny

Evening of 3,

all day 4 and 5

July 2022

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 4,

all day 5 and 6

Sep 2022

WORKSHOP 5: OPERATION MANAGEMENT & STUDY TOUR

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

Evening of 2,

all day 3 and 4

Oct 2022

 

WORKSHOP 6: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & STUDY TOUR

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

Evening of 6,

all day 7 and 8

Nov 2022

 

WORKSHOP 7: FINANCE

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

online

Evening of 8,

all day 9 and 10

Jan 2023

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 7,

all day 8 and 9

Feb 2023

WORKSHOP 9: REGULATORY/COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT

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

Online

Evening of 5,

all day 6 and 7

Mar 2023

WORKSHOP 10: PERSONAL & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/PROJECT ASSESSMENTS

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

Kingsley Hotel/UCC Cork

Evening of 5,

all day 6 and 7

Apr 2023

Fees/Funding

The total cost of the Programme is €7,900. Taste 4 Success is funding €1,700 per student over 2 years. The net cost to the company is €6,200 per student. €3,100 to be paid in May 2022 and €3,100 to be paid in January 2023.

The fee includes tuition and all course materials.


Places are limited to a maximum number of 24.

9 White Deer Brewery

Bridie Corrigan Matthews, Network Manager of Taste 4 Success Skillnet, explains their overall mission, while Gordon Lucey, Co-Owner of 9 White Deer Brewery, which is based in the Muskerry Gaeltacht, Co. Cork, explains how Taste 4 Success Skillnet helped start and grow his business.  He subsequently completed the Diploma in Food Manufacturing Management in FITU, and has gone from strength to strength with his gluten-free beers.   Watch Gordon's here.

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

joe.ocallaghan@ucc.ie

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

Taste 4 Success Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and network companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

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

 

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