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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 with knowledge and skills required for working in the farm machinery industry, e.g. agricultural contractors, fabricators and machinery sales, etc.

What will you Study?

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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.