Teagasc Distance Education Green Cert Programme

(for Award Holders)


  • "Saturday Option" course commencing July 2024 - subject to demand

  • If you are interested email [email protected] and your name will be added to the list

  • Online applications will open in late June - subject to demand

  • Attend college one Saturday a month for 18 months

  • Available to holders of a Level 6 or Higher Major Award Holders ONLY

  • Course fee  €3,600 - this can be paid in two instalments

  • If you miss an exam or assignment submission date you must wait for the repeat dates

  • If you don’t successfully complete either the level 5 or level 6 portion of your course you must wait for a later group to complete this award. We cannot facilitate individual repeats at any stage. Any additional repeats outside of the timetable incur a cost of €100 per module


Download your DRAFT information pack here and timetable here


  • Timetables are subject to change

  • We cannot facilitate group or timeslot swaps at any stage of the course


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

Fee Payment options:


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.

Applicants should note there is a delay following completion of your course and awarding of certificates.

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.



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