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Poultry Management

Aim: To equip graduates with the knowledge, skill and capabilities to carry out key poultry husbandry activities and manage a poultry enterprise.

Programmes 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).

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 and a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture.

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

Course Locations

The course will take place in Ballyhaise Agricultural College.

Progression

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

Poultry Short Duration Courses

Short Duration courses in poultry production and management are also 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)
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
5N20414 Poultry Husbandry 5 10
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
5N1433 Work Practice 5 15

 

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)
QQI Code Title Level Credits
6N1947 Work Practice 6 15
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
6N20483  Poultry Management 6 15
6N20484  Applied Poultry Reproduction 6 10
  Personal Development Modules * 6 30