GAIN-IPAN Certification Course in Laboratory Analysis of Food Micronutrients

About The Course

The GAIN-IPAN LAoFM Course is structured into two programs: The Training program and The Certification program, depending on your educational qualification and work experience. This Course is tailored made for industry professionals, private candidates, technical staff of corporate organizations and fresh graduates seeking relevant skills in Laboratory analysis.

  • The Training course involves two (2) progressive Levels (Foundation & Intermediate Levels), which are based on pre-requisites and pre-assessment score. At the end of Training programme, successful candidates will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the two-tiered course.
  • The Certification programme also involves two (2) progressive levels (Intermediate & Advanced Levels) which are based on pre-requisites, pre-assessment score and especially, cognate analytical laboratory experience. At the end of the two-tiered course, candidates must sit and pass an internationally accredited certification examination according to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024: 2012 (Conformity assessment – general requirements for bodies operating certification of persons) to be administered IPAN-SoTLAN Conformance Systems Ltd. (IPAN-SoTLAN PCB). This examination would earn candidates the Certification (Certificate of Completion) as Certified Professionals in food micronutrient analyses.

Candidates will be enrolled/registered on the appropriate level based on their scores in the pre-assessment test, immediately after applying for the course.

Candidates will complete the e-learning modules, take, and pass the end-of-level assessments, and earn a Certificate of Participation before advancing to the next level.

Course Description

This training course will equip candidates with a comprehensive understanding of the theory, principles, and applications of physicochemical and instrumental techniques applicable to the analysis of micronutrients in food. At the same time, the Certification segment is designed for candidates to demonstrate their competence in the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the core duties of a skilled food micronutrient analyst.

Duration

The maximum period for each level is two (2) months. To complete either the Training or Certification course a maximum period of four (4) months is required.

Attraction

  • Shareable Specialization and Course Certificates
  • Self-Paced Learning Option
  • Course Videos & Voiceovers
  • Facilitated by experienced National and International Subject Matter Experts
  • Developed and administered by the collaborative efforts of GAIN, IPAN & IPAN-SoTLAN PCB
  • Graded Quizzes with Feedback
  • Instructive hands-on practical video sessions
  • Peer & Tutor Feedback through LMS and progressive assessment at the end of each level
  • Online training with easy accessibility on all devices, including smartphones
  • Explore new career Avenues with Certificate course as a value addition to the resume
  • Competitive job opportunities with potentials for higher remuneration
  • Watch recorded videos of practical laboratory analyses/training on demand
  • Payment of fees in phases

What You Will Learn

  • Laboratory Quality Management Systems
  • Methods of Analysis of Food Micronutrients and Fortifiers
  • Choosing Appropriate Analytical Methods
  • National Standards on Micronutrients and Fortifiers
  • Laboratory Equipment for Micronutrient Testing
  • Samples, Sampling, and Sample Preparation

Online Application And Payment Details

For online application and payment information, please login to https://forticationlabtesting.com

Application fee: ₦ 5,000

Registration, Course & Exam fees (cover access to all training, course materials, end of level exams and final certification exam as applicable)

Application And Course Fees

To apply, login to https://fortificationlabtesting.com, register for the Course, take the Pre-assessment test and send the documents below in pdf format through an email titled: LAoFM Scholarship Application to ooyekenu@gainhealth.org for consideration.

Registration, Course & Exam fees (cover access to all training, course materials, end of level exams and final certification exam as applicable)

Target Audience

Food Industry Professionals

  • Fresh graduates of higher institutions in relevant disciplines
  • Food analysts, scientists, statisticians
  • Field staff involved in food surveys and sampling
  • Technical laboratory professionals
  • Laboratory service managers involved in laboratory management and quality systems, etc.

Organisational Entities

  • Food fortification and manufacturing companies
  • Public, private/third party & cooperate micronutrients laboratories
  • Institutions requiring micronutrient testing capacity building for advocacy and oversight functions, etc.

Course Pre-Requisite

For Training Program: Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or Higher National Diploma (HND) or Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) or Master of Science (M. Sc.) or Doctor of Physiology (Ph.D.) Degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Food Science and Technology, Industrial Chemistry, Science Laboratory Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Analysis or any equivalent qualification considered and for the time being accepted by the program.

For Certification Program: At least 2 years’ experience in analytical Laboratory Analysis, Higher National Diploma (HND), Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.), Master of Science (M. Sc.) or Doctor of Physiology (Ph.D.) Degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Food Science and Technology, Industrial Chemistry, Science Laboratory Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Microbiology, Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Analysis.

Method of payment - Through IPAN TSA Account

  • Step 1: Click on www.remita.net
  • Step 2: Pay to A Federal Government Agency
  • Step 3: Select name of MDA – Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria
  • Step 4: Purpose of Payment: Professional Training for Laboratory Analysts Fee
  • Step 5: GIFMIS Code: 1000309975
  • Step 6: Description: GAIN-IPAN Certification Course in Laboratory Analysis of Food Micronutrients
  • Step 7: Fill in the required information and submit it to generate the Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR).
  • Step 8: Continue by paying online with your Debit or Credit Card or go to any Commercial Bank in Nigeria and complete your payment using the RRR information.
  • Step 9: Send proof of payment (Remita generated receipt) by email to training@ipan.gov.ng.
  • Step 10: Receive an acknowledgment email and link to take the pre-assessment test.

Scholarship opportunities available to qualified candidates up till OCTOBER 2022

To apply, login to https://fortificationlabtesting.com, register for the Course, take the Pre-assessment test and send the documents below in pdf format through an email titled: LAoFM Scholarship Application to ooyekenu@gainhealth.org for consideration

  1. 500-word essay on what the Course will do for you and how you will positively impact Nigeria’s nutrition outcomes based on the Certification
  2. Curriculum Vitae with your Academic Records & Cognate analytical laboratory experience
  3. Pre-Assessment Test Score
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Academic) and addressed to: The GAIN-IPAN Course Management Team, Nigeria

Instructors

Mr. Adeyemi Opeoluwa (wole.opeoluwa@ipan.gov.ng)

Mr. David Morgan (dmorgan@gainhealth.org)

For further information Contact (Training Secretariat)

IPAN, 443, Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Tel.: +234 803327 4557; E-mail: training@ipan.gov.ng ; www.ipan.gov.ng

For all your queries and feedback, you can reach out to IPAN-SoTLAN PCB ADMIN using the chat box option given on your screen.

    Available courses

    GAIN-IPAN Certification Course in Laboratory Analysis of Food Micronutrients
    ABOUT THE COURSE
    The GAIN-IPAN LAoFM certification training course is structured into three (3) progressive competency levels (Foundational, Intermediate, and Advanced). This Course is tailored made for industry professionals, private candidates, and technical staff of corporate organizations. Candidates will be enrolled/registered on the appropriate level based on their scores in the pre-assessment test, immediately after applying for the course.

    For the first two levels, candidates will complete the e-learning modules, take, and pass the end-of-level assessments, and earn a Certificate of Participation before advancing to the next level.

    Upon completion of the third level of training, candidates will take an internationally accredited certification examination according to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024: 2012 (Conformity assessment – general requirements for bodies operating certification of persons) to be administered IPAN-SoTLAN Conformance Systems Ltd. (IPAN-SoTLAN PCB). This examination would earn candidates the Certification (Certificate of Completion) as Certified Professionals in food micronutrient analyses.
    • Enrolled students: 29