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Food Safety, Hygiene and Management Postgraduate Certificate

University of Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

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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Tuition fees

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£ 8,160per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 122

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    147 69%

    25th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    14th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%

    114th

    7

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