Adult and Continuing Education
Lifelong learning and continuing education are now a feature of all professions and walks of life and in this regard farmers and rural dwellers are no different to anyone else. To meet this demand Teagasc now provides a comprehensive range of adult education programmes at local offices in each Area Unit.
Each year over 10,000 farmers and/or their partners participate in courses ranging from 12.5 hours right up to major awards.
Education and training courses are provided across a very wide range of subject matter areas from leading edge technology and business courses to issues concerning the public good such as the environment, food safety and occupational safety.
All the courses however have one thing in common. They bring together a group of like-minded people and provide up to date information relevant to the needs of the participants.
The courses are delivered in modules of 12.5 or 25 hours duration. The courses are nationally accredited by FETAC and participants have the option of accumulating modules and progression to FETAC major awards.
- Agriculture Distance Learning Option
- Teagasc Short Courses for Adults and Industry – Teagasc Knowledge Transfer Departments
- Discussion Groups
- Farm Safety
- Certificate in Floristry - FETAC Level 5