Parttime Classroom Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary

S.F Agriculture Level 5 Award 5M20454

There are specific validation requirements attached to the delivery of the award listed on this framework.

Providers must have the following conditions in place when delivering this programme.
1. Access to a farm with appropriate animal and crop housing and handling facilities in compliance
with health and safety requirements.
2. Access to a farm with appropriate skills demonstration space in compliance with health and
safety requirements.
3. Access to a farm of sufficient scale to ensure that all learners have access to animals and
equipment and crops required to practice and achieve learning outcomes.
4. Stated policies and procedures by the provider to deal with potential bio-security risks.
5. Stated Specific Validation Requirements on individual component awards.

The aim of this programme is to enable learners to acquire the skills, knowledge and competencies required to work safely and independently under management in commercial agriculture or to progress to further and/or higher education and training.

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Target Award

QQI Agriculture – 5M20454

Start Date: 28-09-2025 Hours/week: 23 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 51 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.

CERFL proficiency at B2?for access to Level 5 courses?for those whose first language is not English?

Mature learner?entry requirements?available?via the local ETB pathway?

Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA?Applicants?and may be subject to full international fees?(Please refer to Information for International Learners)

*Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)?

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and?competencies?relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Work Practice Work Practice (5N1433) QQI
Chemical Fertiliser Application Chemical Fertiliser Application (5N1750) QQI
All Terrain Vehicle Operations All Terrain Vehicle Operations (5N1752) QQI
Principles of Agriculture Principles of Agriculture (5N20368) QQI
Farm Safety and Farm Assurance Farm Safety & Farm Assurance (5N20371) QQI
Soils and the Environment – 5N20374 Soils & the Environment (5N20374) QQI
Farm Business and Technology Farm Business & Technology (5N20377) QQI
Safe Use of Pesticide Products Safe use of Pesticides (5N20380) QQI
Beef Husbandry Beef Husbandry (5N20388) QQI
Grass Production Grass Production (5N20399) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the knowledge, skills and competencies to
work independently under management in a commercial farm.


Colaiste an Atha


Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Elizabeth Martin