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Ballyhaise Agricultural College

Ballyhaise Agricultural College


 

Dairy Herd Management


Code:  6M2254
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Course Summary

This 2 year course provides training in the skills and management necessary to manage modern dairy farms. There is a strong emphasis on the application of management skills at farm level and in farm business. Students, who successfully complete the Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture, are eligible to apply. They complete a 3 month training period on an approved host farm (in Ireland or abroad) commencing in September before returning to the college to complete their training by the end of May.

The course is suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in managing modern intensive dairy farms.

Career or Further Progressions Routes

The course provides in-depth knowledge of dairying and the dairy industry. It is designed to ensure that participants acquire the high level of technical and managerial skills required:

  • to run a modern commercial dairy farm
  • to gain employment in the agri-business sector.

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Officer   Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food  
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Food Safety Consultant   Food Technologist  
Food Scientist   Geotechnician  
Forester - Professional   Cartographer   
Arborist   Agricultural Scientist  
Horticultural Scientist   Farmer - Dairy  
Horticultural Manager   Agricultural Adviser  
Brewer   Dairy Industry Scientist  
Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Groundsperson   Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper  
Agricultural Mechanic   Hazardous Waste Specialist  
Agricultural Engineering Technician   Agricultural Inspector  
Flavourist / Food Chemist   Conservation Officer - Nature  
Baker/Confectioner   Animal Lab Technician  
Environmental Consultant   Soil Scientist  
Timber Technologist   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  
Environmental Technician    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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