Aims: This course equips the graduate with the knowledge and skills required for working in the farm machinery industry such as agricultural contractors, fabricators and machinery sales, and running an agricultural contracting business.
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. Applications are made online through the Teagasc public website: https://www.teagasc.ie/education/going-to-college/apply-online/agriculture-courses/
This course is offered at:
- Ballyhaise Agricultural College
- Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co Limerick.
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|
|5N20396||Tillage Crop Husbandry||5||10|
|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|