Successful completion of this course will result in a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture 6M20486. This course is also known as the ‘Green Cert’ for taxation purposes.
QQI Level 5 in Agriculture, Horticulture, or equivalent. Exemptions may be granted to mature applicants. Entry is subject to interview.
This is a one year, full time course running from September to May.
For mature students these requirements need not apply and applications will be considered based on a proven interest in organic farming.
Entry will be subject to interview.
There are no fees to study this course.
The course is suitable for people seeking employment on farms or working on their own farms. Graduates of the course are eligible to:
I am really enjoying the Ag Level 6 course here in Westport. Having already completed the Ag Level 5 last year, the two have really given me a broad understanding about farming, and I am gaining a lot of valuable knowledge to use in the future.
Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. A €100 Student Services fee also applies.