The School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology at TU Dublin has developed an exciting new programme for those who wish to enhance their leadership skills in one of Ireland’s most dynamic and vibrant sectors.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Global Food and Drink Leadership fosters participants’ understanding of the food and drink sector and provides a leadership perspective on key issues facing the industry. This NFQ Level 9 qualification has been developed by an experienced academic team and industry experts with a strong food and drinks background.
The programme is focused on a number of key areas:
- Global food and drink issues and factors that can help formulate decisions
- Best practice in the domestic and international food and drink sector and associated concepts
- Consumer and producer engagement across different media and in different environments
- Fundamental principles underpinning modern leadership
- Sustainability as a key driver in the food and drink sector
The programme is delivered using a bespoke blended learning format to facilitate both the demands of industry and the participant’s work-life balance. This approach will involve a combination of education, expert input and peer-to-peer networking. Participants will have access to a balanced mix of on-campus and off-campus learning. They will attend our new state-of-the-art campus, the Central Quad in Grangegorman, for two consecutive days, four times per semester. Outside these on-campus periods, participants will have 24/7 access to the University’s virtual learning platform Brightspace, and there will be weekly online engagement throughout the duration of the programme.
Who should apply?
This course is targeted primarily at those already working in the industry who are seeking to enhance their understanding of how the food and drink sector operates. Applicants should have an NFQ Level 8 undergraduate degree or equivalent with classification (2.2 or higher) in a relevant discipline or an NFQ Level 7 undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline together with significant industrial or academic experience. Candidates who do not reach the minimum academic requirements but can demonstrate sufficient sectoral knowledge and experience may be considered for entry to the programme.