If you love food and want to uphold the quality and safety of restaurants, this course could teach you how to make a career out of it.
The safety and authenticity of the food we eat and the hygiene of food premises that prepare and serve food is of paramount importance. This is reflected in the work of government agencies, regulatory bodies and local councils who have responsibility for food safety. Individual food producers, suppliers and catering outlets also require knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities and legal requirements.
If you have a passion for food safety, food inspection, regulation and global food developments then this could be the degree for you. The second year of this degree covers the academic content of the Higher Certificate in Food Control, which needs to be completed by anyone who wishes to develop their career in Food Inspection, recognised by Local Government and the Food Standards Agency. Once the content has been successfully completed, you will be required to pass a professional interviews with examiners from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and to complete a logbook of field practice – this can be expected to take an additional year.
Our multimillion pound Alison Gingell Building features a suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you can gain hands-on experience in food safety, inspection and analytical techniques.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The course includes the academic content for the CIEH accredited Higher Certificate in Food Control (HCFC).
This must be supplemented with a professional log book (which may be completed during an appropriate Sandwich year placement or after graduation) and professional interview to meet the requirements of the CIEH.
This course is designed to meet the needs of the food industry and regulatory agencies by covering skills including: how to assess food safety risks, advise on food hygiene and safety, inspect food and food premises, and understand and apply legislation relating to food.
We aim to share knowledge about how technologies will aid the food quality assurance process, and the problems of maintaining a sustainable global food chain. In addition, there will be opportunities for you to develop skills in problem solving, team work and effective communication that may be applicable to non-discipline specific graduate career routes.
The course includes the academic content for the CIEH accredited Higher Certificate in Food Control (HCFC). This must be supplemented with a professional log book (which may be completed during an appropriate Sandwich year placement or after graduation) and professional interview to meet the requirements of the CIEH.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
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