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Agriculture - Drystock Management

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Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College

Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This full-time course equips students with the husbandry and management skills to run a successful drystock farm. It also prepares graduates for further training in farm management, farm work abroad and careers in agri-industry.

What will you Study?

Students spend 20 weeks at the college and spend a further 12 weeks on-farm practical learning period on an approved host farm.
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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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CAGRI 6M2254

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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
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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