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Agriculture

Course Code(s):  5M2373
QQI Award Code:  5M2373 Agriculture
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Gurteen Agricultural College

Gurteen Agricultural College


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2373
QQI Award Code 5M2373 Agriculture
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one-year full-time course aims to provide students with a quality practical agricultural education. It prepares graduates for farming, further training in farm management, farm work abroad and careers in agri-industry. The course has a high practical content, and students spend about half the day on farm practical and skills training and half the day in lectures. 

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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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