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Forestry Courses

Aim: These course equip graduates with the knowledge skills and capabilities to take up employment in the forestry industry as forest supervisors or self- employed contractors or provide graduates with progression routes to forestry higher education.

Programmes: Level 5 Certificate in Forestry & Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Forestry.

Duration: Two years.

Qualifications: These programmes are validated by QQI and lead to a Level 5 Certificate in Forestry (5M3425) and a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Forestry (6M4337).

Entry Requirements: Applicants must be over 17 years on 1 January following entry to the course. Mature students are welcome. Students who have completed the Level 5 Certificate in Forestry are eligible to apply for the Level 6 Advanced Programme. Selection for places is by interview.

Application Process:   The initial application should be made for the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Forestry Programme. Apply online through the Teagasc public website:

https://www.teagasc.ie/education/going-to-college/apply-online/forestry-courses/

 

Location

The course is offered at Teagasc College, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan.

 

Progression

Students with the Level 5 Certificate in Forestry Programme can progress to the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Forestry. Progression is also available through the higher education links scheme and advanced entry to BSc in Forestry at W.I.T. Please contact the relevant higher education institute for further information.

 

What will I study?

 

Sample content from the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Forestry Programme (* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre)
QQI Code Title Level Credits
5N3396 Forest Safety 5 15
5N3397 Silviculture 5 15
5N1433 Work Practice 5 15
  Self Development Module 5 15
  Electives - Minimum of 45 credits from the following*: 5 15
5N3399 Forest Calculations 5 15
5N3399 Forest Development 5 15
5N3398 Sustainable Forestry 5 15
5N3402 Forestry and the Environment 5 15

 

 

Sample content from the Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Forestry Programme (* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre)
QQI Code Title Level Credits
6N1947 Work Practice 6 15
  Two out of the following three* 6  
6N4265 Forest Management 6 60
6N4307 Close to Nature Forestry 6  
6N3408 Forest Establishment 6  
  Personal Development module* 6 15
  Electives* 6 30