Certificate in Sustainable Land Management
Two great reasons to consider this course
- This is an opportunity to develop new skills and keep pace with ongoing technological and policy changes in agriculture.
- The programme will support farmers who wish to diversify to new land uses.
This is a part-time, minor award at NFQ level 7, which runs from September to May, starting in September 2022. It was developed by DkIT in partnership with Teagasc Ballyhaise Agricultural College. It is evident that there is a need to provide ongoing education for qualified, experienced farmers to allow them to keep pace with ongoing technological and policy changes in land management. This programme is aimed at holders of ‘Green Certs’ who have significant experience but did not pursue higher or further education beyond NFQ level 6.
Important notice about this course
ENROLLING ONLINE FROM MARCH 2022
Students will need access to a PC or Mac computer, a headset with a mic and a broadband internet connection to participate fully in the programme.
Graduates of this programme will demonstrate:
1. An informed approach to sustainable forage and crop production, based on knowledge of soil nutrient management, technological advances, and plant protection methodologies.
2. The ability to apply science and technology through an innovative and adaptable approach to meet current and future challenges in the Agriculture sector in relation to climate change and environmental sustainability.
Semester 1 Modules (Sept-Dec):
- Soil Science and Sustainable Farming
Semester 2 Modules (Jan-May):
- Crop and Forage Science
- Agriculture and Climate Change
The course will be delivered on 2 evenings per week, one of which will be online and one on campus in either DkIT or Ballyhaise College. Laboratory and farm practical classes will be held on one Saturday during each semester.
Graduates of this programme may be interested in progressing to the full BSc in Agriculture, of which this programme is a sub-set.
The minimum entry requirements for entry to the programme are as follows:
• Higher Certificate in Science in Agriculture or equivalent (NFQ level 6 Higher Education);
• Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (NFQ level 6 QQI award) and a minimum of 2 years relevant post qualification experience;
• Certificate in Agriculture (NFQ Level 5 QQI award) with NFQ level 6 Specific Purpose Certificate in Farm Administration and a minimum of 3 years relevant post qualification experience;
• Other NFQ level 6 Agriculture awards that meet the requirements for the Green Cert, which may be considered under the DkIT Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) Policy.
Candidates may be invited for interview and this will form part of the selection process where demand exceeds available places.
For candidates who do not meet the above entry criteria but have considerable relevant experience, the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy and procedures may be applied.
Holders of 'Green Certs' who have experience in the industry and wish to:
1. Progress academically and obtain a level 7 minor award.
2. Develop new skills in an identified area such as sustainable land management.
3. Update and improve skills and practices in grassland, crop and forage production and obtain better access to funded existing and future schemes.
|Course Type||Flexible & Professional|
|Starting Date||September 2022|
|School||School of Health & Science|
|Department||Agriculture, Food and Animal Health|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
How to Apply
You can enroll online for this course by clicking the button below:
Applicants should include copies of their CV and academic transcripts with their application
Please ensure to upload any required documentation when you apply.