Teagasc Distance Education Green Cert
|Duration:||Minimum 15-18 months|
|Progression:||Higher Education Courses|
|Location:||Teagasc Regional Education Centres and Agricultural Colleges|
|Application:||Direct to Regional Education Centre / College of choice|
This course has been developed to meet the training requirements for full-time or part-time farmers that hold a non-agricultural Level 6 or higher Major award qualification. The Teagasc Distance Education Green Cert for Non Agricultural Award Holders meets the training requirement for Stamp Duty Exemption. The course covers subjects such as the environment, farm safety and animal welfare as well as modules dealing with production agriculture, farm business management and succession.
Course Duration and Location
This part-time course extends over a minimum of 15-18 months and is offered at Teagasc Regional Education Centres and Agricultural Colleges as a distance learning option.
Teagasc Distance Education Green Cert for Non Agricultural Award Holders course:
- Comprises of two separate awards, the Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture (120 credits) and the Level 6 Specific Purpose Certificate in Farm Administration (40 credits)
- Has a minimum entry requirement of a Level 6 major Non-Agricultural Award
- Requires in the region of 150 hours direct contact (including classroom sessions, practical skills instruction; farm planning sessions, tutorials; exam time; practical skills assessment time). Attendance will be on week days during normal business hours. Depending on local arrangements, centres will endeavour to provide applicants with a schedule of some or all attendance days before the start of the course.
- Requires a 12 month practical learning period. This will be completed on the home farm/nominated farm in the Republic of Ireland.