Some of the former students of the UCC's part-time diploma in speciality food production taking part in lectures and visiting food businesses.

Specialise in food production

It was a very busy year for students who have just completed UCC’s part-time diploma in speciality food production.

Highlights have included lectures from experts in food science, business, marketing, and food sustainability and environment as well as visits to artisan and speciality food businesses and markets.

The students also learned about regulations, accounting and food safety and carried out practicals and demonstrations in food processing.

Applications are now being taken for the next cycle of this diploma, and funding is available for it. The diploma will start on 8 October and will run on a part-time basis until May 2020. The programme is typically delivered every three to four weeks, over a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Application forms and more information can be obtained from Dr Angela Sheehan,, or by visiting The closing date for application is 18 September.