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Agriculture - Advanced

Course Code(s):  6M2254
QQI Award Code:  6M2254 Agriculture
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ballyhaise Agricultural College

Ballyhaise Agricultural College


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

The course provides in-depth knowledge of dairying and the dairy industry. It is designed to ensure that participants acquire the high level of technical and managerial skills required:

To run a modern commercial dairy farm
To gain employment in the agri-business sector.

What will you Study?

Students spend 20 weeks on course work in the college.

In addition students complete a 12 week practical learning period on an approved training host farm. While most complete this in Ireland, there are opportunities for completing the practical learning period in the USA, New Zealand, Australia and Europe.
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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CAGRI 6M2254

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