Agriculture & Horticulture

 Agriculture Level 5

This course, accredited by QQI, is the introductory course for young people who wish to take up a career in farming. The course is suitable for people seeking employment on farms or working on their own farms. Graduates of the course are eligible to:

  • Transfer to linked courses at Institutes of Technology through the Higher Education Links Scheme
  • Gain employment on a farm either in Ireland or Abroad
  • Run and manage their own farm enterprise


Agriculture Level 6

This course is intended for those who wish to pursue a career in the area of Agriculture. It is a follow on from the Level 5 Agriculture Programme also run in WCFE.

This course is suited to people who wish to start a career in Farming be it working on their own farm or working as a farm manger. The course also is an ideal stepping stone for students who want to further their studies in the Agricultural Field.


Horticulture Level 6

Join our Full Time FETAC Level 6 Horticultural Training Course at WCFE situated in beautiful Westport town. Students get full training in specific modules in sustainable horticulture in the college’s on-site organically certified garden. A strong emphasis on work experience means students are placed with Clew Bay Garden Trail gardeners and other excellent local gardeners. There is even an opportunity to carry out work experience in France! Meanwhile strong links with local Westport sustainability groups such as the Edible Landscape Project foster a spirit of entrepreneurship amongst students as they help develop local horticulture projects or even set up horticulture projects of their own.