Crops and Machinery Management
This training will provide students with the latest technology, information and management skills necessary for a career in the crop and machinery industry.
The recommended training for someone seeking a career in the Crops and Machinery sector is to complete the:
- Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture Programme plus the
- Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Crops & Machinery Management)
Duration: The Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture is one year, and the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture is one year.
Qualifications: These programmes are validated by QQI and and successful completion leads to:
- Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture Award (5M20454)
- Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (6M20486).
Entry Requirements: There is a separate application process for each programme. Applicants must be 17 years old or over on 1st January following entry to the Level 5. Students must successfully complete the Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture, or equivalent course, to meet the entry requirements for the Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Crops & Machinery Management). All applicants are required to hold a valid category
W driving licence.
Application Process: The initial application should be made for the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture Programme. Apply Online Candidates for the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Crops & Machinery Management), in addiiton to successfully completing the Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture may be required to udergo a pratical assessment and interview as part of the application process.
This full time Crops and Machinery education option is offered at:
Kildalton Agricultural College, County Kilkenny
Gurteen Agricultural College, County Tipperary
On successful completion of the programme students can progress through the higher education links scheme or advanced entry where possible. Please contact the relevant higher education institute for further information.
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 the Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Crops and Machinery) Programme:
|6N20462||Farm Management and Business Planning||6||10|
|6N20463||Sustainable Farming in the Environment||6||10|
|6N20464||Sustainable Farm Development (Capstone)||6||15|
|6N2242||Production Equipment for Crops||6||15|
|6N20468||Crop Production Management||6||10|
|6N20469||Crops Market and Management||6||5|
|6N2243||Farm Equipment Fabrication||6||10|
|6N20470||Maintenance of Farm Machinery||6||10|
|5N20435||Mechanical Pesticide Application||5||5|