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
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.
For further information please go to:https://www.qqi.ie//sites/docs/AwardsLibraryPdf/5M20454_AwardSpecifications_English.pdf
QQI Agriculture – 5M20454
Start Date: 28-09-2025 Hours/week: 23 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 51 weeks
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.
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)?
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.
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.
|Communications Level 5
|Work Practice (5N1433)
|Chemical Fertiliser Application
|Chemical Fertiliser Application (5N1750)
|All Terrain Vehicle Operations
|All Terrain Vehicle Operations (5N1752)
|Principles of Agriculture
|Principles of Agriculture (5N20368)
|Farm Safety and Farm Assurance
|Farm Safety & Farm Assurance (5N20371)
|Soils and the Environment – 5N20374
|Soils & the Environment (5N20374)
|Farm Business and Technology
|Farm Business & Technology (5N20377)
|Safe Use of Pesticide Products
|Safe use of Pesticides (5N20380)
|Beef Husbandry (5N20388)
|Grass Production (5N20399)
On completion of this programme learners will have the knowledge, skills and competencies to
work independently under management in a commercial farm.