Green Cert Agriculture Level 6

Green Cert Agriculture Level 6

16 Months


Westport College of Further Education are pleased to announce the launch of our part time QQI/FETAC Agriculture Level 5 and Level 6 course.  The course will commence in September 2017 and finish in November 2018.

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


Modules studied on this course include:

  • Crop Production Science 5N1730
  • Animal Production Science 5N2351
  • Farm Business Organisation 5N2352
  • Beef Production 5N1737
  • Sheep Production 5N1735
  • Agricultural Mechanics  5N1745
  • Chemical Fertiliser Application 5N1750
  • Leadership 6N2191 
  • Handheld Pesticide Application 5N0731
  • Boom Sprayer Pesticide Application 5N1797


Modules studied at Level 6 include

  • Farm Performance Measurement 6N3005
  • Farm Management 6N2232
  • Farm Business Planning 6N2233
  • Work Practice 6N1947

The course will take place on Monday and Tuesday Evenings from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm with the option of classroom or online based learning. You will be required to attend the classes scheduled on these nights or to view them online at these times depending on the option you have signed up for.

Course Dates:

September 2017     Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th.

October 2017           Monday 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd

Tuesday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th

November 2017      Monday 6th, 13th,  20th and 27th.

Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.

December 2017     Monday 4th and 11th

Tuesday 5th and 12th

January 2018      Monday 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.

Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.

February 2018    Monday 5th,12th and 26th.

Tuesday 6th, 13th and 27th.

March 2018         Monday 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.

Tuesday 6th,13th, and 27th and Wed 20th. (Bank Holiday)

April 2018            Monday 2nd, 9th, 30th.

Tuesday 3rd, 10th and May 1st

August 2018          Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th.

September 2018  Monday 3rd, 10th and 17th.

Tuesday 4th 11th and 18th.

As the on-line course provides those with  demanding life commitments to partake in completion of the Green Cert it does however require the student to be present in the College in Westport for examinations/assessment.

Assessment for the online course will take place on a number of Saturdays over the duration of the course. It is envisaged that the following are the dates:

Saturday 16th November 2017

Saturday 27th January 2018

Saturday 31st March 2018

Saturday 22nd September 2018


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.

If you have any queries regarding this course email  – Director of Adult Education – Nightclasses