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Teagasc is delighted to progress the development of 5 land-based apprenticeship programmes in collaboration with Consortium Groups. Consortium Groups are representatives of industry, stakeholder bodies, Teagasc staff and graduates from Teagasc Courses.  National policy advocates the creation of new apprenticeships and Teagasc look forward to the launch of our new exciting apprenticeship options across 2022 and 2023.  The programmes under development are:

  • Sportsturf Technician (Higher Level 6) – 2 years
  • Horticulturist (Higher Level 6) – 2 years
  • Assistant Stud Manager (Ordinary Degree Level 7) – 3 years
  • Farm Technician (Higher Level 6) – 2 years 
  • Farm Manager (Ordinary Degree Level 7) – 2 years

All apprenticeships will be validated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) with Higher Education Authority funding.  In addition to conferring of academic awards, upon successful completion of the programme, each apprenticeship will be recognised by the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine for access to schemes, services and grants provided by the government.  

The apprenticeship programmes will commence across 2022 and 2023.  Further details on the programmes will be available here once details are finalised. 

Should you wish to express an interest or register for further updates, please send an email to marcella.phelan@teagasc.ie

Sincere thanks to our stakeholders and industry partners for their valued support with programme development