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New Food Science Course

College of Further Education and Training Ennis Campus has announced a new level 5 course that will provide skilled graduates in Food Science

Damien O’Connell, VTOS Coordinator welcomed the approval for the course stating that “The Food Science course along with our Science - Laboratory Techniques at level 5 are designed to prepare learners to access employment in the growing science sector in the mid-west.  Alternatively, learners can progress to other Further and Higher Education options including degree programmes.”  He outlined that the new Food Science course includes Nutrition, Food Processing, Food Chemistry, Microbiology, Maths, Research & Study Skills, Work experience and Communications.

PLC Coordinator, Marie O'Callaghan, was keen to point out that the Ennis Campus was learner focused and provided a range of supports including numeracy, literacy and IT skills.  All learners on campus have access to guidance and counselling services. She added that work experience and practical skills will be a key element of the course with strong links being forged with local food enterprises.  “Food production and processing is a critical sector in our local economy with innovation and technology playing an ever increasing role for sustainable, high quality processes.  We are delighted to be a part of the picture and we are forging links with local food processors to support learning”.

The course is dual outcome, in that learners can go directly to the workplace or progress to higher education.  The course is now open to applicants and learners can register as PLC or VTOS depending on their individual circumstances.

College of FET Ennis Campus was the first “college of the future” developed as part of the National FET Strategy launched last year.  The college has seen huge investment with state of the art facilities catering for a range of disciplines.  The college continues to grow its campus and education offering with the addition of new apprenticeships, traineeships, full-time and part-time courses.

Further details are available through the college website or apply through the following link Food Science (

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