Cer­tifi­cate in Agri­cul­ture Cour­ses 2019 at Coláiste an Átha, Kil­muck­ridge

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NOW in our eight year Coláiste an Átha, Kil­muck­ridge, of­fer full-time QQI Level 5 and Level 6 Cer­tifi­cate in Agri­cul­ture cour­ses. The Col­lege is lo­cated in a ru­ral area with a very strong and vi­brant farm­ing community. The cour­ses were de­vised to meet the needs of the Wex­ford Farm­ing community. It was de­vel­oped in con­sul­ta­tion with lo­cal farm­ers and farm­ing groups such as Macra na Feirme and the Ir­ish Farm­ers As­so­ci­a­tion at both county and na­tional level. Re­la­tion­ships have also evolved with na­tional agen­cies and in­dus­try-lead­ing com­pa­nies such as Con­nolly Red Mills, Cooney Fur­long, Slaney Foods, Dairy­mas­ter amongst oth­ers which has pro­vided the staff and stu­dents of the Col­lege with ac­cess to some of the best fa­cil­i­ties and spe­cial­ists in Ire­land. On com­ple­tion of the Ad­vanced Level 6 Cer­tifi­cate in Agri­cul­ture (Green Cert) the holder will be clas­si­fied as a young trained farmer which will have ac­cess to the Na­tional Re­serve, Young farmer top-up.

The course has re­ceived a hugely pos­i­tive re­sponse from the farm­ing community of Co Wex­ford, with pro­gres­sive lo­cal farm­ers in par­tic­u­lar be­ing very gen­er­ous with their ex­per­tise and with fa­cil­i­tat­ing some ex­cel­lent field trips.

Level 6 Ad­vanced Cer­tifi­cate in Agri­cul­ture has been de­vel­oped by the Col­lege which will pro­vide stu­dents with a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion from the Level 5 Cer­tifi­cate. The Col­lege has also de­vel­oped links with third level in­sti­tu­tions for those grad­u­ates who wish to con­tinue with their stud­ies to de­gree level.

Due to ex­pan­sion and de­mand ad­di­tional places have be­come avail­able in Septem­ber 2019. Full time cour­ses Level 5 and Level 6 Cer­tifi­cate in Agri­cul­ture cour­ses will com­mence in Septem­ber 2019. For in­for­ma­tion on all course’s and on­line ap­pli­ca­tion visit www. co­lais­teanatha.ie. or con­tact Paul Do­ranTel: 086-6008973.

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