Regulatory and Technical

Post Graduate Certificate in Food Regulatory Affairs (option to progress to a full Masters)


At the end of the Programme graduates should:
  • Have a thorough understanding of the theory and best practice relating to Food and Drink sector regulatory structures and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of current Food and Drink sector regulations and the role of the regulatory affairs professional in the industry.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the key functions involved in the commercialisation of a novel product including: supply, sales and marketing legislation.
  • Employ appropriate advanced data analysing, synthesising, summarising and research skills to evaluate critical aspects of regulatory affairs within the Food and Drink sector.
  • Interpret, synthesise and integrate core aspects of a food or drink product lifecycle, associated compliance issues and important processing parameters with a view to problem solving and making regulatory decisions in a timely and competent manner.
  • Formulate, present and defend scientific information/regulatory findings in a variety of forms to regulatory agencies, state bodies, internal personnel and the public.
  • Appreciate the complex and fluid relationships of food and drinks industry processes, prescribed regulatory framework and selected support activities.
  • Apply concepts and skills learnt in a variety of contexts.
  • Work effectively in the Food and Drink sector environment by acting autonomously and thinking independently to meet regulations and participating constructively in a complex team environment within a technical field to ensure the team is operating within the appropriate regulations.

    Content Includes

Lectures take place online on Monday's (lunchtime) and Tuesday (evenings) covering the following content:
  • Framework on food regulations.
  • Food processing regulations.
  • Claims and labelling - Food to Market
  • Supply chain integrity.
  • Professional development in Food Regulatory Affairs

Who should attend

Employees in the Food and Drink sector, working in technical areas such as quality, food safety, regulatory affairs or R&D, who have a need to be able to interpret regulations and understand their implications to their business.
Trainees may have a variety of backgrounds, including food science, food engineering, home economics, microbiology, however, many have not had any formal training in food regulatory affairs.


Level 9 Post Graduate Certificate in Food Regulations from Atlantic Technological University Sligo.

The programme offers the opportunity to progress and achieve an MSc in Food Regulations

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Post Graduate Certificate in Food Regulatory Affairs (option to progress to a full Masters)

Training Days

6 months - online and workshops

Training Locations


Course Cost

Member: €2,250
Non-member: €3,500
Member rate available to all companies in the Food and Drink sector
* Cost quoted per person

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