This training will equip graduates with the knowledge, skill and capabilities to carry out key poultry husbandry activities and manage a poultry enterprise.
Programmes: Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture (Poultry Production) and Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Poultry Husbandry Management).
Duration: 2 ½ years (typically on a part-time basis - contact the college to confirm)
Location: Ballyhaise Agricultural College
Qualifications: These programmes are validated by QQI and successful completion leads to a Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture Award (5M20454) and a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (6M20486).
Entry Requirements: There is a separate application process for each programme. Applicants must be 17 years old or over on 1 January following entry to the Level 5. Applicants for the Level 6 programme must have successfully completed the Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture programme.
Application Process: The initial application should be made for the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture (Poultry Production). Contact the college for more detail including start up dates. Apply online through the Teagasc public website: www.teagasc.ie/agriculture-courses
This course may provide entry to other programmes via the higher links education scheme. Contact the relevant institution or check out www.cao.ie..
Employment: Many graduates progress into employment or self employment in the industry.
Short Duration Courses
Short duration courses in poultry production and management may be offered at Teagasc Ballyhaise subject to sufficient demand. Contact the college for more detail.
What will I study?
|Sample content from the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture (Poultry 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|
|5N20417||Poultry Nutrition Housing and Welfare||5||10|
|5N20447||Poultry Manure Handling||5||5|
|5N20450||Flock Recording in Poultry Production||5||5|
|5N0690||Personal Development Module *||5||15|
|5N20423||Organic Farming Principles||5||5|
|5N20438||Manual Pesticide Application||5||5|
|Sample content from the Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Poultry 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||6||15|
|6N20481||Managing Poultry Nutrition||6||10|
|6N20482||Poultry Equipment Management||6||10|
|6N20484||Applied Poultry Reproduction||6||10|
|Personal Development Modules *||6||30|