Aim: To equip graduates to with the knowledge, skills and capability to carry out key pig husbandry activities and mange a pig enterprise.
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:
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.
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)|
|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|
|5N20411||Nutrition Housing and Welfare of Pigs||5||10|
|5N20444||Pig Manure Handling||5||5|
|5N20457||Pig Industry Structure||5||5|
|Self Development module||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)|
|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|
|Personal Development Module *||6||15|