Green Cert September 2018


16 Months


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 will commence in September 2018 and finish in November 2019.

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


Modules studied Agriculture Level 5  (5M2373course include:

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


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

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

There are two options when participating on the course.You can attend in person and be part of the class room based delivery on Monday and  Tuesday evenings  OR via distance where you can view the classes via video conferencing. Please ensure you register for the correct class either classroom-based or the distance delivery class. 


The following are the dates for the Green Cert for 2018/19

The course will take place on Monday and Tuesday Evenings from 6.30 pm to 9.30 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. Please ensure you register for the correct class.

Course Dates

September 2018     Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th.

October 2018          Monday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Tuesday 2nd,9th,16th, 23rd.

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

Tuesday 6th,13th, 20th and 27th

December 2018     Monday 3rd 10th and 17th

Tuesday 4th and 11th, 18th

January 2019      Monday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.

Tuesday 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.

February 2019    Monday 4th,11th and 25th.

Tuesday 5th, 12th and 26th.

March 2019         Monday 4th and 11th and 25th

Tuesday 5th  12th and 26th

April 2019            Monday 1st, 8th and 29th

Tuesday 2nd, 9th and 30th

May 2019  Tuesday 7th and Monday 13th (Monday 6th Bank Holiday)

August 2019          Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th.

September 2019  Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd

As the distance 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 and demonstrations.

Assessment for the distance 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 17th November 2018

Saturday 19th January 2019

Saturday 16th March 2019

Saturday 08th September 2019

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.

There may be a slight variation in the above dates and some classes/examinations may take place during the mid term breaks of the college.  We endeavor to keep to the above dates as far as possible.

The cost of the course €1990.

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