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Ballyhaise Agricultural College

Ballyhaise Agricultural College



Code:  5M3425
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Course Summary

This course offers training for people who want to take up employment in the forestry industry as trained operatives or provides a foundation for those who wish to carry on to higher education. The course includes 24 weeks of instruction and training in Ballyhaise College by Teagasc staff and instructors from outside agencies. Students also spend 8 weeks completing practical training with an approved forester. Teaching methods include practical classes, lectures and field trips.

Career or Further Progressions Routes

The Level 5 Certificate in Forestry course provides a sound understanding of the fundamental knowledge and the essential skills required for those involved in forestry operations.

The course is aimed at those who are:

  • Looking to expand or update their skills and training
  • Looking to improve career prospects
  • Looking to obtain a recognised qualification
  • Looking to advance to higher education

On completion of a course the participants will be competent in a range of relevant areas including carrying out safe work practices, communicating effectively and developing career skills.

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Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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