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Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Drystock Management)

Duration 1 year
Code 6M20486
Location Gurteen, Kildalton, Mountbellew

Awarding Body: QQI
Location: Gurteen College, Kildalton College and Mountbellew College (These locations are subject to change)
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, which is held in June/July.

Course Aims

This full-time course equips students with the husbandry and management skills to run a successful drystock farm. It also prepares graduates for further training in farm management, farm work abroad and careers in agri-industry.

Location

The one-year course is offered at Gurteen, Kildalton and Mountbellew Colleges.

Course structure and content

Students spend 20 weeks at the college and spend a further 12 weeks on-farm practical learning period on an approved host farm.

On successful completion of the course students are awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture. 

Students who successfully complete this course meet the training requirements for Stamp Duty Exemption and DAFM Schemes.

Progression

Students who achieve merit or distinction in the QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture are eligible to apply to Waterford IT/Cork IT for direct entry to Year 2 of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. (Level 7). Graduates of this programme are also eligible to apply for the Teagasc Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management.