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Food Safety, Hygiene and Management Postgraduate Certificate

Food Safety, Hygiene and Management Postgraduate Certificate

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

8 months

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Food Hygiene Safety Administration / Regulations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The PG Certificate in Food Safety, Hygiene and Management is an existing programme of study that shares the taught elements of the MSc and PG Diploma in Food Safety Hygiene and Management.

The veterinary conversion version of the PG Certificate combines existing modules with two new specialist 10 credit modules to meet the requirements of the Higher Certificate in Food Control. The Higher Certificate in Food Control is the baseline qualification set by the Food Standards Agency for officers who deliver the full range of official food controls and enforcement sanctions.

The course is part time and comprises 60 credits of taught material. Each module is of one week duration. You will be required therefore to attend 6 weeks of formal tuition, plus home study and assessment.

This programme would be delivered over approximately 8 months of part time study (depending on the option modules selected) and could be completed within one academic year.

Why Study Food Safety, Hygiene and Management Postgraduate Certificate?

  • EU Veterinary Surgeons with qualifications listed in annex V point 5.4.2 DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC can be approved to deliver controls in slaughter houses, game handling establishments and cutting plants but not in other food premises in the UK.
  • In order to deliver official controls in other premises they must also acquire the Higher Certificate in Food Control. Existing accredited routes to the Higher Certificate in Food Control are mainly designed for candidates with no previous enforcement experience.
  • This programme was designed as a fast track qualification for EU Veterinary Surgeons who already have experience in the delivery of official controls in UK slaughter houses, game handling establishments and cutting plants.
  • This version of the PG Certificate has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health as fulfilling the academic part of the Higher Certificate in Food Control. In addition to the academic course, candidates must also complete a logbook and oral exam set by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Employability

The Higher Certificate in Food Control is the baseline qualification set by the Food Standards Agency for officers who deliver the full range of official food controls and enforcement sanctions.

Officers with the Higher Certificate in Food Control can deliver the fill range of official controls in food premises for the FSA and for Local Authorities.

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Modules

Food Standards and Labelling (10 Credits) - Core
Food Enforcement (Vet Conv) (10 Credits) - Core
Food production(Vet Conv) (10 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

3,660

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

3,660

Entry requirements

Students need to have a recognized veterinary qualification as detailed in Directive 2005/36/EC annex 5 point 5.4.2; A minimum of two years relevant experience in the UK.