Crops and Machinery Management
Aim: To provide students with the latest technology, information and management skills necessary for a career in the crop and machinery industry.
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 1. Students who have completed the Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture, or equivalent course, are eligible to apply for the Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Crops & Machinery Management). 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 full time Crops and Machinery education option is offered at Gurteen College and Kildalton College.
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|