Teagasc Distance Education Green Cert (for Non Agricultural Award Holders)
Aim: This course has been developed to meet the training requirements of graduates from other non-agricultural award programme who are interested in farming.
Programme: Teagasc Distance Education Green Cert Programme (For Award Holders)
Duration: The course extends over a minimum of 15-20 months
Qualifications: Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture 5M20454 and Level 6 Specific Purpose Certificate in Farming 6S20487.
Entry Requirements: Applicants must be a holder of a Level 6 or higher major award in a non-agricultural discipline. Applicants must also have continuous access to a commercial farm in the Republic of Ireland (home farm or approved nominated farm) to develop proficiency in farm tasks and complete farm based assignment and projects. They must have access to all farm details including financial details on the nominated farm and are expected to spend time weekly on this farm and be involved in the farm operation and management.
Application Process: Applications are made online through the Teagasc public website: https://www.teagasc.ie/education/going-to-college/apply-online/agriculture-courses/
The course is offered at Teagasc Regional Education Centres and Agricultural Colleges.
What will I study?
The course requires in the region of 190 hours direct contact (including classroom sessions, practical skills instruction. Sample Content for the Teagasc Distance Education Green Cert programme (* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre):
|5N1433||Work Practice (home farm)||5||15|
|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|
|Personal Development module*||5||15|
|6N1947||Work Practice (home farm)||6||15|
|6N3005||Farm Performance Measurement||6||5|
|6N20462||Farm Management and Business Planning||6||10|
|6N20463||Sustainable Farming in the Environment||6||10|
|Applied Livestock Breeding or Crop Production Management||6||10|