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Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Forestry

Course Duration 12 weeks full-time course work, 12 weeks Practical Learning Period
Awarding Body QQI
Course Code 6M4337
Progression Level 7 Bachelor Degree in Forestry – WIT Advanced entry YEAR 2
Location Ballyhaise College, Co. Cavan
Application Apply Online 
Maintenance Grant Teagasc Grant Scheme (Means Tested)


Entry Requirements and application procedures

Students who have completed the Level 5 Certificate in Forestry are eligible to apply. Apply directly to Ballyhaise College. Selection for places is by interview.

Course Aims

The Level 6 Certificate in Forestry course provides a viable option for those who want to obtain a recognised qualification and specialised skills awards. Students with a Level 6 forestry qualification can also progress to higher education at degree level and offers training for people who intend to take up employment in the forestry industry as forest supervisors or self employed contractors.


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

Course structure and content

The course runs over 24 weeks from September to June and includes a 12 week Practical Learning Period. Practical skills in the forest and classroom theory are spread out in three week blocks over the academic year.

  • Forest Management
  • Forest Establishment
  • Business Management
  • Skills Training
  • Work Practice

The teaching and learning methods include class room lectures, field trips and industry involvement.

Students who successfully complete the programme students are awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Forestry. This award meets the training requirements for Stamp Duty Exemption and DAFM Schemes.


Progression is available through the higher education links scheme.
Please contact the relevant higher education instutute for further information.