Teagasc Distance Education Green Cert for Non Agricultural Award Holders

  • Our next course starts September 2022 

  • Online Applications open June 2022

  • Attend college one Saturday a month for 15 months (sample timetable below)

  • Online content one evening per week

  • Available to holders of a Level 6 or Higher Major Award Holders in non-agricultural discipline ONLY

  • Course fee €3,100 

If you are age 23 years or older and don't have a level 6 or higher major award email [email protected] to enquire about our Part-Time Green Cert option

Download your sample information pack and timetable here

Sample Timetable

Saturday 2nd April 2022 Day 1 of 13 - Induction 
Saturday 7th May 2022 Day 2 of 13 - Skills Delivery & Books Distribution
Saturday 25th June 2022 Day 3 of 13 - Skills Assessment
Saturday 23rd July 2022 Day 4 or 13 - Skills Delivery
August  Holidays for all 
Saturday 24th September 2022 Day 5 of 13 - Skills Assessment
Saturday 22nd October 2022 Day 6 of 13 - Skills Delivery
Saturday 10th December 2022 Day 7 of 13 - Skills Assessment
Saturday 14th January 2023 Day 8 of 13 - Skills Delivery
Saturday 18th February 2023 Day 9 of 13 - Skills Assessment
Saturday 25th March 2023 Day 10 of 13 - Skills Delivery
Tuesday 2nd May 2023 Repeat Exams from 9am to 5pm
Saturday 6th May 2023 Day 11 of 13 - Skills Assessment
Tuesday 9th May 2023 Repeat Exams from 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 17th May 2023 Repeat Skills from 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 24th May 2023 Repeat Skills from 9am to 5pm
Saturday 10th June 2023 Day 12 of 13 - Discussion Groups & Assignments
Saturday 15th July 2023 Day 13 of 13 - Discussion Groups & Assignments

 

Online content  sessions will consist of one of the following:

 

  • Tutorials (up to 1 hour duration maximum, these will be recorded and available to you for viewing in your own time)

  • Guest Speaker from the Agricultural Industry

 

Email your queries to: [email protected] or call us on 061393100

What will I study? 

Level 5:

  • Farm Business and Technology (5N20377)

  • Farm Safety and Farm Assurance (5N20371)

  • Work Practice (5N1433_CIA5)

  • Soils and the Environment (5N20374)

  • Beef Husbandry (5N20388)

  • Sheep Husbandry (5N20385) OR Dairy Husbandry (5N20396)

  • Principles of Agriculture (5N20368)

  • Start Your Own Business (5N1418)

  • Organic Farming Principles (5N20423)

  • Safe Use of Pesticide Products (5N20380)

Level 6:

  • Applied Livestock Breeding (6N3525)

  • Grassland Management (6N20472)

  • Farm Performance Measurement (6N3005)

  • Work Practice (6N1947)

  • Sustainable Farming in the Environment (6N20463)

  • Farm Management and Business Management (6N20462)

  • “Days in Pallaskenry” Timetable

 

Applicants should note there will be a delay following completion and awarding of certificates.

The "green cert" trained farmer status qualification comprises two awards: Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture; and, Level 6 Specific Purpose Certificate in Farming.  Your application includes both awards.

For each of these awards a number of quality assurance processes and procedures must be completed by us and Teagasc. Courses must be internally and externally verified, results approval and sign off, details exported to QQI for certification. This process takes a MINIMUM OF SIX MONTHS.