Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety in Hospitality Industry
The hospitality sector is growing at an extremely fast pace. The country’s hospitality industry is considered as one of the highly profitable industries, contributing significant amount of foreign exchange to the economy.
Hospitality sector is the largest employer as it is capable of offering employment opportunities to a wide range of job seekers from professional to unskilled workers. The global hotel industry was fore casted to generate 550 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2016. Due to difference in regulatory framework there is a reduced global disequilibrium in food safety in developed and developing countries. There is a need to promote uniform food safety standards throughout the world.
Compliances of food regulations have been a key issue in hospitality industry lately. Due to slack execution of law and order regarding food safety many restaurants, fast food counters, hotels, canteens have to face temporary shut down and are charged with heavy penalty fine. Complexities in laws, regulations and rules have compelled the owners of the establishment to face such situations. Also, multiplicity in available brands of food products in market and local customers becoming more experimental and choosy with food, there is an increased requirement for the food safety compliance in hospitality industry.
Keeping this is mind; FFSQ has designed a post graduate diploma programme for fresher, graduates and professionals working or seeking a job in hospitality industry to enhance their understanding of food safety in different sectors.
Module 1: Hospitality Industry – An overview (hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, travel & tourism, contract caterings etc)
Module 2: Food safety sensitization in Hospitality Industry
Module 3 : Food safety in preparation and service
Module 4 : Premises, safety and personnel health & hygiene
Module 5 : Supply and storage of food in Hospitality Industry
Module 6 : Basics of food microbiology and food borne-pathogens
Module 7 : Pest control management in Hospitality Industry
Module 8 : Food safety standards for Hospitality Industry (HACCP, ISO 22000:2005, ISO 9001, ISO
Module 9 : Food safety compliances in Hospitality Industry
Module 10 : International food safety legislations for Hospitality Industry (USA, UK, Europe, Australia,
India, UAE etc perspectives)
Module 11 : Hospitality Industry based case studies
All graduates or post graduates/ PhD working in or are related to hospitality industry like hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, travel & tourism, contract catering etc are eligible to enroll for the programme. Students and employed individuals from any sector (hospitality, quality, catering etc.) can also seek benefits of the course from their own cities and whilst still being in service, business or education.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is twelve months while a maximum of two consecutive years are allowed to complete the course.
All the efforts will be made in the form of 3 months internship to provide industrial exposure to the students pursuing PG Diploma in Regular Mode with Food Companies so that they can have good practical knowledge beyond the classroom experience.
The registration dates for this bi-annual program run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are strictly scheduled depending on the availability of speakers. Though the recorded lectures are also made available through the IGMPI Learning Management System so the participants are able to listen to them according to their own pace. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.
The mandatory course fee (one-time payment) for the distance cum e learning mode is Rs. 18,500/- (600 USD for overseas students). This covers for the course registration fees, tuition fees, course material fees etc. Apart from this, an examination fee of Rs 400/- (USD 15) per module needs to be paid later as per the examination notification of the Institute.
Examination & Certification
All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety in Hospitality Industry by Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.
Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations
The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading Food and Agriculture companies across the globe.
The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.
Future career prospects of food safety Training
FFSQ’s e/distance course is a professional course targeted to ensure food safety in hospitality industry. The information, guidance, practical training and off course completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry. This would come true in form of job roles and positions like that of restaurant manager, hotel manager, catering manager, food safety auditor, food inspector, food safety officer, hygiene officer, position in HACCP team etc.
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