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Agricultural Mechanisation

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Pallaskenry Agricultural College

Pallaskenry Agricultural College

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Course overview

Course Code 6M2254
QQI Award Code 6M2254 Agriculture
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides young people the knowledge and skills required for:
  • Working in the farm machinery industry e.g., agricultural contractors, fabricators and machinery sales, etc
  • Running an agricultural contracting business
  • Transferring to Year 2 of the B Eng (Agriculture) in IT Tralee

Course content includes maintenance and repair of machinery, vehicle electrical principles, workshop practices, crop management and production equipment, farm vehicle maintenance, work practice, business management, business planning and information technology.

On successful completion of the programme students are awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture. This award meets the training requirements for Stamp Duty Exemption and DAFM Schemes.

What will you Study?

Work Practice 6N1947
Farm Management and Business Planning 6N20462
Sustainable Farming in the Environment 6N20463
Sustainable Farm Development (Capstone) 6N20464
Farm Equipment Fabrication 6N2243
Maintenance of Farm Machinery 6N20470
Mechanical Maintenance of Vehicles 6N20475
Entrepreneurship 6N1941
Team Leadership 6N1948
Personal and Professional Development 6N1949
Communications 6N1950
Supervisory Skills 6N2104
Leadership 6N2191
Agricultural Land Drainage 6N20477
Grassland Management 6N20472
Grazing Platform Designs 6N20485
Electrical Principles of Vehicles 6N20474
Production Equipment for Crops 6N2242
Mechanical Pesticide Application 5N20435
Management of Energy Crops 6N2252
Liquid Biofuel Marketing and management 6N20473
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CAGRI 6M2254

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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.
Land Manager   Agricultural Officer  
Food Technologist   Food Scientist  
Landscape Scientist   Geotechnician  
Archaeologist   Biosystems Engineer  
Food Safety Consultant   Agricultural Scientist   
Professional Horse / Event Rider   Farmer - Dairy  
Forestry Professional   Agricultural Scientist / Agronomist  
Tree Surgeon/Arborist   Horticultural Scientist  
Cartographer    Greenkeeper / Amenity Horticulturalist  
Farm Assistant - Dairy   Herd Manager - Dairy  
Brewer   Farm Manager  
Farmer - Dry Stock   Dairy Industry Research Scientist  
Garden Centre Worker   Groundsperson  
Agricultural Adviser   Horticultural Manager  
Animal Nutritionist/Feed Nutritionist   Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper  
Agricultural Engineer   Agricultural Technician  
Hazardous Waste Specialist   Agricultural Inspector  
Agricultural Mechanic   Flavourist / Food Chemist  
Laboratory Assistant   Conservation Officer - Nature  
Baker / Confectioner   Naval Architect  
Process Development Scientist   Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineer  
Mechanical Engineer   Materials Scientist / Technologist  
Yield Analysis Engineer   Patternmaker  
Vehicle Body Repairer / Panel Beater   Spray Painter  
Colour Technician - Textiles   Refrigeration Craftsperson  
Mechanic / Automotive Technician   Polymer Technician  
Manufacturing Technician   Army Apprentice  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Blacksmith  
Manufacturing Engineer   Locksmith  
Horologist   Engineering Craft Machinist  
Engineering Machine Operator   Foundry Worker  
Engineering Technician - Mechanical    Machinist - Manufacturing  
Roustabout - Roughneck   Butcher - Retail  
Veterinary Practitioner / Surgeon   Veterinary Nurse  
Animal Breeder   Gamekeeper  
Animal Lab Technician   Environmental Consultant  
Soil Scientist   Timber Technologist  
Environmental Technician   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  

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
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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