Practical Learning in Foreign Countries
Learners are encouraged to undertake PLP in overseas countries. Such PLP arrangements must be organised through a supervisory agency which is registered with Teagasc.
The registered agency must be able to:
- Provide a safe and appropriate location for PLP.
- Supervise the PLP.
- Provide induction training for learners when they arrive in the foreign country.
- Ensure there is adequate insurance cover at the learning location.
- Act as a point of first contact should problems arise.
- Take appropriate action to solve any problems arising.
- Advise Teagasc regarding the general suitability of agricultural hosts.
- Report any accidents to the supervisory agency within 24 hours for onward notification to Teagasc.
Learners who complete foreign PLP must adhere to the following requirements:
- Complete a Foreign PLP Disclaimer form and return it to the PLP Officer.
- Source their own personal accident/travel insurance and medical insurance cover before commencing foreign PLP. Teagasc does not provide travel or personal accident insurance for learners on foreign PLP.
- Organise flights and work visas required for foreign PLP.
- Attend an induction meeting organised by the appointed approved foreign supervisory agency prior to the arrival on the host farm.
- Report any accidents that may occur during PLP to the supervisor on the farm or to the agency.
- Act in a professional and safe manner while on PLP.
- Take responsibility for any costs associated with early termination of a foreign PLP.
Foreign PLP can only be recognised for certification purposes if approved by Teagasc before PLP commence.