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Teagasc full-time Certificate in Agriculture in Pig Production (Level 5) Opens for Applications

Teagasc are now accepting applications for the Full-Time Certificate in Agriculture in Pig Production (Level 5) in Ballyhaise Agricultural College and Clonakilty Agricultural College

This course is accredited by QQI and designed in consultation with industry stakeholders. The course consists of a combination of formal course work delivered by the Agricultural College and the Pig Development Department as well as a practical learning period with approved pig farmers. The formal course work is split 50:50 (approx) between practical/ skills training and classroom (theoretical) sessions.

On successful completion of the course students are awarded the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture. Students with this Level 5 award may progress to a Level 6 Green Cert or an Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Pig Farm Management) programme.

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, 31 May 2018. The online application system is available at: https://www.teagasc.ie/education/going-to-college/apply-online/agriculture-courses/. This course will be offered on a full-time basis at both colleges. Applicants for the full-time programme must be 17 years old, or over, on 1 January 2019.

Dr. Amy Quinn, Teagasc Pig Development Department said: ‘Following on from the great success of the part time Certificate in Agriculture in Pig Production we are delighted that a full-time option is now available. This course is ideal for school leavers, or others seeking to enter the pig industry, or those already involved in the sector wishing to further their knowledge.”

The pig industry is a significant contributor to the Irish agri-economy, making up 8% of Ireland’s Gross Agricultural Output, third in terms of economic importance after dairy and beef, supporting over 8,000 jobs and generating an export value of €712 million in 2017. There is a constant demand for staff on pig farms and these jobs come with many attractive benefits for prospective employees; competitive salaries, regular work hours, with much scope for career progression and further training. This course  offers new entrants an education  pathway into the pig industry.

For further information please contact the Teagasc Pig Development Department or either Teagasc Ballyhaise or Clonakilty Agricultural Colleges.

This course is accredited by QQI and designed in consultation with industry stakeholders. The course consists of a combination of formal course work delivered by the Agricultural College and the Pig Development Department as well as a practical learning period with approved pig farmers. The formal course work is split 50:50 (approx) between practical/ skills training and classroom (theoretical) sessions.

On successful completion of the course students are awarded the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture. Students with this Level 5 award may progress to a Level 6 Green Cert or an Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Pig Farm Management) programme.

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, 31 May 2018. The online application system is available at: https://www.teagasc.ie/education/going-to-college/apply-online/agriculture-courses/. This course will be offered on a full-time basis at both colleges. Applicants for the full-time programme must be 17 years old, or over, on 1 January 2019.

Dr. Amy Quinn, Teagasc Pig Development Department said: ‘Following on from the great success of the part time Certificate in Agriculture in Pig Production we are delighted that a full-time option is now available. This course is ideal for school leavers, or others seeking to enter the pig industry, or those already involved in the sector wishing to further their knowledge.”

The pig industry is a significant contributor to the Irish agri-economy, making up 8% of Ireland’s Gross Agricultural Output, third in terms of economic importance after dairy and beef, supporting over 8,000 jobs and generating an export value of €712 million in 2017. There is a constant demand for staff on pig farms and these jobs come with many attractive benefits for prospective employees; competitive salaries, regular work hours, with much scope for career progression and further training. This course  offers new entrants an education  pathway into the pig industry.

For further information please contact the Teagasc Pig Development Department or either Teagasc Ballyhaise or Clonakilty Agricultural Colleges. 

This course is accredited by QQI and designed in consultation with industry stakeholders. The course consists of a combination of formal course work delivered by the Agricultural College and the Pig Development Department as well as a practical learning period with approved pig farmers. The formal course work is split 50:50 (approx) between practical/ skills training and classroom (theoretical) sessions.

On successful completion of the course students are awarded the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture. Students with this Level 5 award may progress to a Level 6 Green Cert or an Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Pig Farm Management) programme.

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, 31 May 2018. The online application system is available at: https://www.teagasc.ie/education/going-to-college/apply-online/agriculture-courses/. This course will be offered on a full-time basis at both colleges. Applicants for the full-time programme must be 17 years old, or over, on 1 January 2019.

Dr. Amy Quinn, Teagasc Pig Development Department said: ‘Following on from the great success of the part time Certificate in Agriculture in Pig Production we are delighted that a full-time option is now available. This course is ideal for school leavers, or others seeking to enter the pig industry, or those already involved in the sector wishing to further their knowledge.”

The pig industry is a significant contributor to the Irish agri-economy, making up 8% of Ireland’s Gross Agricultural Output, third in terms of economic importance after dairy and beef, supporting over 8,000 jobs and generating an export value of €712 million in 2017. There is a constant demand for staff on pig farms and these jobs come with many attractive benefits for prospective employees; competitive salaries, regular work hours, with much scope for career progression and further training. This course  offers new entrants an education  pathway into the pig industry.

For further information please contact the Teagasc Pig Development Department or either Teagasc Ballyhaise or Clonakilty Agricultural Colleges. 

This course is accredited by QQI and designed in consultation with industry stakeholders. The course consists of a combination of formal course work delivered by the Agricultural College and the Pig Development Department as well as a practical learning period with approved pig farmers. The formal course work is split 50:50 (approx) between practical/ skills training and classroom (theoretical) sessions.

On successful completion of the course students are awarded the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture. Students with this Level 5 award may progress to a Level 6 Green Cert or an Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Pig Farm Management) programme.

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, 31 May 2018. The online application system is available at: https://www.teagasc.ie/education/going-to-college/apply-online/agriculture-courses/. This course will be offered on a full-time basis at both colleges. Applicants for the full-time programme must be 17 years old, or over, on 1 January 2019.

Dr. Amy Quinn, Teagasc Pig Development Department said: ‘Following on from the great success of the part time Certificate in Agriculture in Pig Production we are delighted that a full-time option is now available. This course is ideal for school leavers, or others seeking to enter the pig industry, or those already involved in the sector wishing to further their knowledge.”

The pig industry is a significant contributor to the Irish agri-economy, making up 8% of Ireland’s Gross Agricultural Output, third in terms of economic importance after dairy and beef, supporting over 8,000 jobs and generating an export value of €712 million in 2017. There is a constant demand for staff on pig farms and these jobs come with many attractive benefits for prospective employees; competitive salaries, regular work hours, with much scope for career progression and further training. This course  offers new entrants an education  pathway into the pig industry.

For further information please contact the Teagasc Pig Development Department or either Teagasc Ballyhaise or Clonakilty Agricultural Colleges.