Current Green Cert Course


The following information is for the students who are currently studying the 2019-2020 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
  • Principals of Agriculture
  • 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 2019/20 


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.


Block 1

Week Commencing 9th September 2019
Week Commencing 16th September 2019
Week commencing 23th September 2019
Week Commencing 30th September 2019
Week Commencing 7th October 2019
Week Commencing 14th October 2019
Week Commencing 21 October 2019
Week Commencing 4th November 2019


Block 2

Week Commencing 11th November 2019
Week Commencing 18th November 2019
Week Commencing 25th November 2019
Week Commencing 2nd December 2019
Week Commencing 9th December 2019
Week Commencing 16th December 2019
Week Commencing 6th January 2020
Week Commencing 13th January 2020



Block 3

Week Commencing 20th January 2020
Week Commencing 27th January 2020
Week Commencing 3rd February 2020
Week Commencing 10th February 2020
Week Commencing 24th February 2020
Week Commencing 2nd March 2020
Week Commencing 9th March 2020
Week Commencing 23rd March 2020


Block 4

Week Commencing 30th March 2020
Week Commencing 20th April 2020
Week Commencing 27th April 2020
Week Commencing  11th May 2020
Week Commencing  24th August 2020
Week Commencing  31st August 2020
Week Commencing  7th September 2020
Week commencing  14th September 2020

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