Thi training will 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.
The recommended training for someone seeking a career in the forestry sector is to complete the Teagasc
Duration: The Level 5 Certificate in Forestry is one year, and the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Forestry is one year.
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: There is a separate application process for each programme. Applicants must be over 17 years on 1 January following entry to the Level 5. 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
The course is offered at Teagasc Ballyhaise College, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan.
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.
Employment: Many graduates progress into employment or self employment in the industry.
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)|
|Self Development Module||5||15|
|Electives - Minimum of 45 credits from the following*:||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)|
|Personal Development module*||6||15|