Current Green Cert Course


The following information is for the students who are currently studying the 2020-2021 course.

Westport College of Further Education is pleased to announce the launch of our part-time QQI/FETAC Agriculture Level 5 and Level 6 course.

The course is often called the ‘Green Cert’ and provides students with practical and farm management training.

Modules studied Agriculture Level 5  (5M20454course include:

  • Beef Husbandry 5N20388
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Farm Business and Technology 5N20377
  • Farm Safety and Farm Assurance 5N20371
  • Manual Pesticide Application 5N20438
  • Principles of Agriculture 5N20368
  • Safe Use of Pesticide Products 5N20380
  • Sheep Husbandry 5N20385
  • Soils and the Environment 5N20374
  • Work Practice 5N1433

Modules studied on Specific Purpose Farm Administration Award (6S3006) Level 6 include

  • Applied Livestock Breeding 6N3525
  • Farm Performance Measurement 6N3005
  • Farm Management and Business Planning 6N20462
  • Grassland Management 6N20472
  • Sustainable Farming in the Environment 6N20463
  • Work Practice 6N1947

The following are the dates for the Green Cert for 2020/21 

Course Dates

MONDAYS AND TUESDAY Classroom or Distance learning

The course will take place on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm with the option of classroom based learning or distance learning. You will be required to attend the classes scheduled on these nights or to view them at these times depending on the option you have signed up for.

Monday 21st September 2020
Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Monday 28th September 2020
Tuesday 29th September 2020
Monday 05th October 2020
Tuesday 6th October 2020
Monday 12th October 2020
Tuesday 13th October 2020
Monday 19th October 2020
Tuesday 20th October 2020
Monday 02nd November 2020
Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Monday 09th November 2020
Tuesday 10th November 2020
Monday 16th November 2020
Tuesday 17th November 2020
Monday 23rd November 2020
Tuesday 24th November 2020
Monday 30th  November 2020
Tuesday 31st November 2020
Monday 07th December 2020
Tuesday 8th December 2020
Monday 14th December 2020
Tuesday 15th December 2020
Monday 21st December 2020
Tuesday 22nd December 2020
Monday 11th January 2021
Tuesday 12th January 2021
Monday 18th January 2021
Tuesday 19th January 2021
Monday 25th January 2021
Tuesday 26th January 2021
Monday 01st February 2021
Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Monday 08th February 2021
Tuesday 9th February 2021
Monday 22nd February 2021
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Monday 01st March 2021
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Monday 08th March 2021
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Monday 15th March 2021
Tuesday 16th March 2021
Monday 22nd March 2021
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Monday  29th March 2021
Tuesday 30th March 2021
Monday 12th April 2021
Tuesday 13th April 2021
Monday 19th April 2021
Tuesday 20th April 2021
Monday 26th April 2021
Tuesday 27th April 2021
Monday 10th May 2021
Tuesday 11th May 2021
Monday 17th May 2021
Tuesday 18th May 2021
Monday 23rd August 2021
Tuesday 24th August 2021
Monday 30th August 2021
Tuesday 31st August 2021
Monday 6th September 2021
Tuesday 7th September 2021

Assessments consist of written examinations and practical examinations.  Those participating in the distance learning option will have to present in Westport for assessment and examinations on set Saturdays, as allocated to your class group. 

**We endeavour to adhere to the dates as scheduled but there may be a slight variation due to teacher illness, weather and other variables outside our control

Teachers will advise in advance on the assessment procedure for each module and the time frame allocated to same. All examinations assessments and skills demonstrations will be held in accordance with QQI protocol.

The cost of the course €1990.

If you have any queries regarding this course email  – for further clarification