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With #LoveDonegal celebrations in full circulate at the moment, native meals producer professionals are being invited to hitch a novel course that’s being delivered on-line from Donegal by Atlantic Technological College (ATU).

If you wish to upskill, scale and develop your corporation and profession within the meals trade, the Meals Enterprise & Product Innovation Increased Diploma might be the chance you could enable you to obtain your objectives.

Eligible candidates within the Republic of Eire can avail of as much as 42% funding by way of Style 4 Success Skillnet, in collaboration with ATU.

Responding to the evolving wants of meals manufacturing and meals manufacturing companies nationwide, ATU has designed this nationwide programme in shut collaboration with Irish companies and outstanding trade our bodies.

The Increased Diploma is structured inside a Work-Based mostly-Studying (WBL) framework by way of ATU’s Increased Training 4.0 venture and is delivered 100% on-line and on a part-time foundation. Individuals will graduate with a QQI licensed Stage 8 Increased Diploma, in underneath one yr, while persevering with to work their regular schedule.

Present pupil, Paul Molloy from Molloy’s Fish in Killybegs, Donegal says: “Personally, I’ve discovered the Increased Diploma in Meals Enterprise and Product Innovation an actual eye opener. From technique, to accountancy, to meals security rules, the course is implausible for folks operating their very own meals companies. It’s a one-stop store for bettering each you as a supervisor and the enterprise as a complete.”

The Increased Diploma in Meals Enterprise and Product Innovation is a 100% on-line, work-based studying course the place college students utilise their present place of employment as a authentic and immersive studying atmosphere. College students apply tutorial data to real-life points and initiatives equivalent to their very own enterprise, a enterprise that they work for or a household enterprise.

This course will assist graduates develop a aggressive benefit with new enterprise alternatives, improve their pipeline of merchandise and take up up to date trade experience to future-proof their operations. 

Derek Toye, Manufacturing Supervisor for the Foyle Meals Group, Carrigans says: “My preliminary feeling on beginning the course was one among trepidation after so a few years of being out of schooling would it not be too superior, time-consuming, or inflexible in its supply.  All considerations have been short-lived as, though fast-paced and really detailed in its supply, the course may be very a lot designed with individuals’ different commitments taken into consideration.  Courses have been recorded to make sure nothing was missed, course supplies have been available on-line, communication streams have been open between lectures and different fellow college students, and help and openness of lectures delivering supplies made for a really gratifying expertise.  The modules delivered and the various industries of individuals added to the expertise. This opened up my day-to-day actions to new approaches or issues with a special strategy.”

Foyle Meals Group

Sometimes, with only one three-hour on-line lecture per week, college students are given the liberty to adapt their studying round their work with minimal disruption to their every day operations. Extra studying takes place at a time that fits their very own schedule and there’s no on-campus attendance required. 

These suited to this course are both:

  • A enterprise proprietor or supervisor working inside meals manufacturing entrepreneurial roles. 
  • Working in a medium to large-sized meals enterprise that wish to speed up their profession growth by way of the attainment of a third-level qualification. 

Delivered by the tutorial group throughout ATU in partnership with Style 4 Success Skillnet, eligible candidates can avail of as much as 42% funding for his or her charges which means that the course would price solely €1,750 per applicant (initially €3,000). Instalment choices are additionally obtainable. To view the course brochure, click on right here. 

For additional data, please contact Gary Mc Gill, Work-Based mostly Studying Programme Growth Supervisor at ATU School of Enterprise, at [email protected] or Tel (+353)86 1375633. 


Closing week to use for forward-thinking Meals Enterprise programme at ATU was final modified: September 14th, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin