Certificate in Agriculture (Level 5) - (ID: #4)

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Course Summary

The course consists of a combination of formal course work and a period of practical learning. The formal course work is split 50:50 (approx) between practical/ skills training and classroom (theoretical) sessions. The course consists of a range of mandatory and elective modules. Students choose a cluster of elective modules in one of the following specialisms: dairy production, drystock production, machinery and crop production.

Some of the modules we cover are:

  • Grass Production (5N20399)
  • All Terrain Vehicles (5N1752)
  • Beef Husbandry (5N20388)
  • Farm Business and Technology (5N20377)
  • Farm Safety and Farm Assurance (5N20371)
  • Dairy Husbandry (5N20396)
  • Soils and the Environment (5N20374)
  • Safe Use of Pesticide Products (5N20380)
  • Principles of Agriculture (5N20368)
  • Work Practice (5N1433_CIA5)


Course Description

This course, accredited by QQI, is the introductory course for young people who wish to make their career as farmers. The course is suitable for people seeking employment on farms.
Graduates of the course are eligible to:

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this full-time programme must be 17 years old or over on 1 January following entry to the course. This course will be of most benefit to anyone who has completed the senior cycle at second level (Leaving Certificate or equivalent).

Where to Apply

Click here to make an online application to Teagasc - Applicants will be re-directed to Teagasc


On successful completion students are awarded:

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture.

This is the first year in a two year programme to becoming a young trained farmer.

On-Farm Practical Learning Period

Students on the full-time programme spend a 8-week practical learning period on an approved training farm which has the enterprise of their specialism. 

Maintenance Grant: Apply to Teagasc for a Teagasc Maintenance Grant


Online Applications for September 2021 are now open


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Certificate in Agriculture (Level 5)