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Pig Management

Aim: To equip graduates to with the knowledge, skills and capability to carry out key pig husbandry activities and mange a pig enterprise.

Programmes: Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture (Pig Production)Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Pig Management)

Duration: 2 ½ years (typically on a part time basis – contact the college to confirm)

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 1 January following entry to the course. Applicants for the Level 6 programme must have successfully completed the Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture (Pig Production) programme.

Application Process:   The initial application should be made   for the  Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture (Pig Production) Programme.  Apply online through the Teagasc public website:

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

 

Course Locations

The course will take place in Ballyhaise Agricultural College, or Clonakilty Agricultural College in conjunction with The Teagasc Pig Development Department Moorepark Pig Development Department.

 

Progression

This course may provide entry to other programmes via the higher links education scheme. Contact the relevant institution.

 

What will I study?

  

Sample content from the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture (Pig Production) Programme (* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre)
QQI Code Title Level Credits
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
5N20393 Pig Husbandry 5 10
5N20411 Nutrition Housing and Welfare of Pigs 5 10
5N20444 Pig Manure Handling 5 5
5N20457 Pig Industry  Structure 5 5
5N1433 Work Practice 5 15
  Self Development module 5  
  Electives 5  

 

  

Sample content from the Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Pig Management) Programme (* Choice of module will be at the discretion of the college / centre)
QQI Code Title Level Credits
6N20462 Farm Management and Business Planning 6 10
6N20463 Sustainable Farming in the Environment 6 10
6N20464 Sustainable Farm Development (Capstone) 6 15
6N20467 Pig Husbandry Management 6 15
6N20478 Managing Pig Nutrition 6 10
6N20479 Pig Equipment Management 6 10
6N20480 Applied Pig Reproduction 6 10
6N1947 Work Practice 6 15
  Personal Development Module * 6 15