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Teagasc Virtual Open Days for College Applicants

Teagasc is hosting a series of virtual college open days for prospective applicants to its full-time Level 5 agriculture, horticulture, equine and forestry courses. The first in the series of 7 virtual open days commences on Wednesday 3rd June with the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin.

The final event takes place with Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College Co. Cork on Wednesday 17th June.  Most events are scheduled for 7pm but events for some specialised course areas are at earlier times.  The event schedule and access details are available at https://www.teagasc.ie/corporate-events/virtual-college-open-days-/ .

Each virtual college open day in the series will focus on an individual college in the overall Teagasc network. Staff from the relevant college will provide live presentations on their college and courses, interspersed with video footage of college educational facilities and farm enterprises.  Each college will also host a virtual question and answer session and advise on how to complete the online course application process.

Head of the Education Programme in Teagasc, Tony Pettit said: “School leavers and parents interested in Teagasc full-time Level 5 courses should tune in and get the ‘look and feel’ of colleges and courses from their own homes.  Our colleges and farms are unrivalled in the depth and breadth of expertise and facilities they bring to land sector education. They are backed by the most up to date Teagasc research and knowledge transfer. We are open for business and applicants should apply online now to the college of their choice at https://www.teagasc.ie/education/going-to-college/apply-online/ .“

The webinars will be broadcast using zoom. Participants can submit queries about courses and colleges during these live events.

Existing Teagasc courses have continued since the COVID lockdown using online channels to support delivery and assessment. Teagasc intends that full-time Level 5 and 6 courses for the 2020/21 academic year courses will commence in September, which is the normal starting time.  Adult part-time and distance education courses will commence as normal on a rolling basis.  However delivery models will be adapted to comply with national COVID guidelines and social distancing restrictions. Applicants to colleges should apply now as normal; but they should expect that some of their course content will be delivered on-line this autumn.

Teagasc Virtual College Open Days Schedule

 

Date

College Virtual Event

7pm time slot

4pm time slot

2pm time slot

Wed 3rd June

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin

Horticulture

-

-

Thurs 4th June

Teagasc Kildalton College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny

Agriculture

Horticulture

Equine

Mon 8th June

Mountbellew Agricultural College,  Co. Galway

Agriculture

-

-

Tues 9th June

Gurteen Agricultural College, Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary

Agriculture

-

-

Thurs 11th June

Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick

Agriculture

-

-

Mon 15th June

Teagasc Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Co. Cavan

Agriculture

Forestry

-

Wed 17th June

Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College Co. Cork

Agriculture

-

-