Further Education

Further Education 2024-2025

Food Science 5M5267

This one-year full time course equips the learner with the vocational skills and knowledge to acquire the theory, principles, practices and techniques underpinning Food Science and Food Processing to enable them to work under supervision in a variety of contexts in the food industry and or to progress to further and or higher education and training. Work placement / work experience may be a core feature/element of programmes in this field facilitating the enhancement of employability and transversal skills.

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent

  • Pre-entry guidance meeting

  • Mature applicants welcome

Course Content

*5N5245 Food Processing

*5N0737 Microbiology

*5N2748 Food Chemistry

*5N0690 Communications

*5N1356 Work Experience

*5N1833 Mathematics

*5N2006 Nutrition

*5N2746 Biology

How the course is taught

GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.

  • We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.

  • Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.

  • We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Progression to Higher Education

· Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of * CAO QQI Requirements Lookup


Student Contribution: €175

Please note: Additional charges may apply. Details TBC.


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

Please Note
  • GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.