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Ballyhaise Agricultural College

Ballyhaise Agricultural College



Code:  5M2373
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Course Summary

This is a one year introductory course in practical agriculture. The course commences in September when students complete a programme of practical based training in the full range of farm enterprises. In February students complete a 12 week Practical Learning Period with an approved host farmer. This provides an opportunity to gain experience in the management of a commercial farm at first hand. They then return to the college in May for 2 weeks to complete the course work. Prospective applicants should contact the college for the latest information available. This course acts as an entry route for the Advanced Certificate ( Level 6) courses which is the standard required to qualify for state incentives or Revenue relief.

Career or Further Progressions Routes

This course, accredited by FETAC, 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:

  • Progress to a Level 6 Green Cert or an Advanced Certificate in Agriculture programme
  • Transfer to Year 2 of the Higher Certificate in Agriculture or a BSc in Agriculture at an Institute of Technology
  • Transfer to linked courses at Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links Scheme

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Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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