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Qualifications Required in Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry

Qualifications Required in Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry

What qualifications are required?

You can now complete your training in one of the eight Teagasc colleges, at a local training centre or on line through our new Teagasc eCollege facility. This flexibility allows some students to pursue an off-farm job or an apprenticeship while completing their training programme.

Teagasc has increased the focus on practical learning with the introduction of management practice on the home farm. This work experience includes supervised project work, participation in a discussion group and will provide you with an opportunity to relate theory to practice.

Teagasc has a close working relationship with the Institutes of Technology and you can progress from Certificate up to Honours Degree level. You can also be referred to other training organisations to acquire skills which will improve your prospects of getting off-farm employment.

Our further education and higher education certificate courses are accredited by QQI  which means that our graduates have a qualification which is recognised at home and abroad.

Click here to read 'Stepping Stones to a Career in Horticulture' 


What are the typical routes into this sector?

There is no typical route into this sector. Employees enter the Agriculture Sector by many different routes, and often through family tradition.