Aims: This course equips the graduate with the knowledge and skills required for working in the farm machinery industry.
- Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture Programme
- Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Mechanisation)
Duration: Two years
Qualifications: These programmes are validated by QQI and lead to a Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture Award ( 5M20454) and a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (6M20486).
Entry Requirements: Applicants must be 17 years old or over on 1st January following entry to year one. Students, who have completed the Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture, or equivalent course, are eligible to apply for the Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Mechanisation). Applicants with relevant prior learning and/or life experience will also be considered.
Application Process: The initial application should be made for the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture Programme. Apply Online
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What will I Study?
Sample content from the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture Programme (* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre):
|5N20368||Principles of Agriculture||5||15|
|5N20371||Farm Safety and Farm Assurance||5||15|
|5N20374||Soils and the Environment||5||10|
|5N20377||Farm Business and Technology||5||10|
|5N20380||Safe Use of Pesticide Products||5||5|
|5N20399||Grass Production *||5||10|
Sample content from Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Mechanisation). Electives allow for specialisation in grassland machinery or general machine maintenance.
|6N20462||Farm Management and Business Planning||6||10|
|6N20463||Sustainable Farming in the Environment||6||10|
|6N20464||Sustainable Farm Development (Capstone)||6||15|
|6N2243||Farm Equipment Fabrication||6||10|
|6N20470||Maintenance of Farm Machinery||6||15|
|6N20475||Mechanical Maintenance of Vehicles||6||15|