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Agricultural Science (QQI Level 5)

This full-time one-year programme is aimed at anyone interested in the agricultural and science sectors. It aims to equip students with knowledge of the evolving agri-science related industries. It also aims to inform students on up-to-date organic and renewable farming practices.

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Laboratory Skills
  4. Mathematics
  5. Microbiology
  6. Organic Farming Principles 
  7. Communications 
  8. Work Experience 
  9. Soil Science & Growing Media

Modules are subject to change.

Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education.  All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment.  Garda Vetting may also be required, depending on work placement setting.

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone



South East Technological University (SETU) 
Maynooth University (MU) 
University College Dublin (UCD)

DN250     Agricultural Science (Level 8)


Atlantic Technological University (ATU) 
Dublin City University (DCU) 
University of GalwayGY322 Agricultural Science (Level 8)
Trinity College Dublin 
University of Limerick (UL)

LM092 Bachelor of Science with concurrent Teacher Education (Biology & Agricultural Science) (Level 8)


For further information, please Elaine on 057 9349424 or email:

€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee – Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.

VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment.  Small meal and travel allowances may also apply.


Course Details

Code: 5M3807

Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Laboratory Techniques

Duration: One year – September  2024 to May  2025