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Agriculture

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

Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course, accredited by QQI, is the introductory course for young people who wish to make their career as farmers. The course is suitable for people seeking employment on farms.

What will you Study?

The course consists of a combination of formal course work and a period of practical learning. The formal course work is split 50:50 (approx) between practical / skills training and classroom (theoretical) sessions. The course consists of a range of mandatory and elective modules. Students choose a cluster of elective modules in one of the following specialisms: dairy production, drystock production, machinery and crop production.
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

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CAGXX 5M2373

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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
Animals & Veterinary Science
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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