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Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Mechanisation)

Duration 16 Months
Code 6M20486
Awarding Body QQI
Location Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry and Teagasc Ballyhaise College
Application Apply Online 
Maintenance Grant Teagasc Grant Scheme (Means Tested)


Entry Requirements

Students who have completed the Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture, or equivalent course, are eligible to apply. Selection for places is by interview.

Course Aims

This course provides young people the knowledge and skills required for:

  • Working in the farm machinery industry e.g., agricultural contractors, fabricators and machinery sales, etc
  • Running an agricultural contracting business
  • Transferring to Year 2 of the B Eng (Agriculture) in IT Tralee


This course is offered at Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co Limerick.

Course Structure and Content

Course content includes maintenance and repair of machinery, vehicle electrical principles, workshop practices, crop management and production equipment, farm vehicle maintenance, work practice, business management, business planning and information technology.

On successful completion of the programme students are awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture. This award meets the training requirements for Stamp Duty Exemption and DAFM Schemes.


Progression is available through the higher education links scheme.
Please contact the relevant higher education institute for further information.