Agriculture Courses September 2017

Coláiste an Átha, Kilmuckridge, are pleased to announce the course options available for September 2017.

We are offering a full-time QQI Level 5  Certificate in Agriculture and a full time QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture.

All enquiries should be directed to 053 91 30118.   Please leave a message along with your name and number and your call will be returned.

 

 

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Closing date for receipt of completed application forms for the QQI Level 5 course is Friday 25th August 2017.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms for the QQI Level 6 course is Friday 25th August 2017.

Shortlisting may occur and candidates will be notified by post of interview. An interview does not guarantee a place on the course.

 

 

Background Information
Coláíste an Átha is located in a rural area in north Wexford with a very strong and vibrant farming community. The course’s are  devised to meet the needs of the 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, Dairymaster and Slaney Foods and have grown to provide the staff and students of the school with access to some of the best facilities and specialists in Ireland. On completion of the Advanced Level 6 Certificate in Agriculture the holder will be classified as a young trained farmer which will have access to the National Reserve, Young Farmer Top-Up, and to Business Start-Up Aid under Pillar 2 Funding. Demand for places on the courses are high and it is recommended to get applications in early to avoid disappointment.

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Student of the Year 2013 Ms Áine Lacey receiving her prize of a €1000 Voucher sponsored and provided by Joe Connolly, Managing Director, of Connollys Red Mills

 

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                Pat Hernan Dairymaster tour co-ordinator 2014. Trip to Dairy farms and factory headquarters.

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Keenan  Factory tour 2014                                             Carnew Mart visit 2014

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Lemken Solitair sowing Cassia winter barley.  Good job Peter Breen, TFM. Thanks for the demo!

Other Relevant Information:

Mature Students: Those over 23 years are considered to be ‘mature students’ and do not have to have passed any state examinations (i.e. Leaving Certificate) for entry to the course.

Level 5 Charges: All courses are part funded by the European Social Fund and the Department of Education and Skills, and consequently there are no tuition fees payable by EU nationals. There is a general student services charge of €800 (subject to acceptance on the course). This charge covers the cost of class materials, photocopying, internet use, equipment, organistation of special events, visits to farms, etc. Students are also required to pay the government levy of €200. Those students that are exempt from this payment include medical card holders, students on grants, VTOS and BTEI students.

 Level 6 Charges: All courses are part funded by the European Social Fund and the Department of Education and Skills, and consequently there are no tuition fees payable by EU nationals. There is a general student services charge of €700 (subject to acceptance on the course). This charge covers the cost of class materials, photocopying, internet use, equipment, organistation of special events, visits to farms, etc. Students are also required to pay the government levy of €200. Those students that are exempt from this payment include medical card holders, students on grants, VTOS and BTEI students.

New Grant Application for 2015/2016: All applications must be made online to a single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through www.studentfinance.ie.

Registration and Orientation Day: The Further Education academic year commences with registration in early September and all intending students must be present. Orientation will take place afterwards, which includes a meeting with the Course Director and Teachers who will disseminate information on projects, assignments, timetable and any additional charges applicable to the course.

Leaving Certificate Maths: All students will have the opportunity to repeat Leaving Certificate Maths

Career Guidance/ Counselling Service: Students can avail of career guidance by making an appointment with the Guidance Counsellor. The counselling service is available as necessary.

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 Trip to Red Mills Goresbridge 2014                           Trip to Slaney Meats Bunclody 2014

Phone:  All queries should be directed to 053 91 30118.   Please leave a message along with your name and number and your call will be returned.

Website: www.colaisteanatha.ie

E-mail: pauldoran@wwetb.ie