Further Education Courses: 

Level 5 - Cert in Agriculture 

  • No academic entry requirements to study this course
  • The only entry requirement is that the student apply is 17 years old before January 1st of the academic year they are attending. 
  • Duartion: 1 Year
  • Code: 5M20454

Level 6 - Cert in Agri Dairy Herd Management

  • You must have completed Level 5 - Cert in Agriculture before being considered for a place in this course. 
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Code: 6M20486

Level 6 - Cert in Agri Drystock Management 

  • You must have completed Level 5 - Cert in Agriculture before being considered for a place in this course. 
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Code: 6M20486

Level 6 - Cert in Agri Mechanisation 

  • You must have completed Level 5 - Cert in Agriculture before being considered for a place in this course. 
  • Duration: 16 Months
  • Code: 6M20486

Distance Education

  • Applicants must also have continuous access to a commercial farm in the Republic of Ireland (home farm or approved nominated farm) for the duration of the course.
  • Applicants must be spending at least two days working on their commercial farm .
  • Applicants must be a holder of a Level 6 or higher major award in a non-agricultural discipline.

OR

  • If the award is not on the National Framework of Qualifications, or if there can be any doubt as to the equivalence of the award on the National Framework of Qualifications, the onus is on the applicant to provide proof that the award meets this entry requirement.

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