Further Education Courses: 

Level 5 - Certificate in Agriculture 

  • Entry requirement -  Applicant must be 17 years or over on 1st January following entry. 
  • Duartion: 1 Year
  • Code: 5M20454

Level 6 - Advanced Certificate in Agriculture - Dairy Herd Management

  • Entry requirement - Applicant must successfully complete Level 5 - Certificate in Agriculture (see above)  before being considered for a place in this course. 
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Code: 6M20486

Level 6 - Advanced Certificate in Agriculture - Drystock Herd Management 

  • Entry requirement - Applicant must successfully complete Level 5 - Certificate in Agriculture (see above)  before being considered for a place in this course. 
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Code: 6M20486

Level 6 - Advanced Certificate in Agriculture - Agricultural Mechanisation 

  • Entry requirement - Applicant must successfully complete Level 5 - Certificate in Agriculture (see above)  before being considered for a place in this course. 
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Code: 6M20486

Distance Education Green Cert for Non Agricultural Award Holders

  • Applicants must be a holder of a Level 6 or higher major award in a non-agricultural discipline
  • Applicants must have continuous access to a commercial farm in the Republic of Ireland (home farm or approved nominated farm) to develop proficiency in farm tasks and complete farm based assignment and project. 
  • Must have access to all farm details including financial details on the nominated farm and are expected to spend time weekly on this farm and be involved in the farm operation and management

Higher Level Courses:

Higher Certificate in Engineering in Agricultural Mechanisation

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO
  • Applicants must have passes in five Leaving Certificate subjects at ordinary level (Grade D3 or better). The subjects passed must include Mathematics and either English or Irish
  • The standard points system is used to rank applicants
  • Holders of QQI awards at Level 5 and Level 6 and mature students may also apply through the CAO
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Code: LC284