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Specific Purpose Certificate in Farm Administration

Course Code(s):  6S3006
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ballyhaise Agricultural College

Ballyhaise Agricultural College


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6S3006
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course, accredited by QQI, is suitable for people who wish to meet the minimum educational qualification requirement for Stamp Duty Exemption on the transfer of land. It does not provide a progression opportunity for those wishing to complete a third level agricultural course.

What will you Study?

The course extends over 12 months and is delivered by a combination of on-farm practical learning course work delivered on benchmarking farms, and block release course work at the college amounting to four weeks.

During the course, students operate their home farm to a farm development plan in conjunction with the Teagasc tutors. They must also carry out projects on their home farm.
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