To equip the graduate with knowledge, skills and capabilities for a role as a herd – flock manager or farm technician. Graduates of this option may also seek employment opportunities in the broader agri-food sector.
Students, who have successfully completed the Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture, or equivalent course, are eligible to apply for the Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Drystock Herd Management). Applicants with relevant prior learning and/or life experience will also be considered.
- 12 months (end August to 31st May)
This programme is validated by QQI and leads to:
- Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Drystock Herd Management)
- The graduate also qualifies as a Young Trained Farmer
- Applications are made online through the Teagasc public website
Learners on successful completion may seek progression opportunities in higher education through the Higher Education Links Scheme, or through advanced entry where applicable. Please contact the relevant higher education institute for further information.