If I complete this course can I progress or access more education?

Access, Transfer and Progression
On completion of this course you will be eligible to progress to a Level 6 Horsemanship (6M3505) award. Currently this qualification is offered by Teagasc and a selection of Community colleges/ PLC’s (Galway Community College and Curragh Post Primary, KWETB).

RACE is planning to develop a Level 6 Award that will be available for the first graduates from this Level 5 programme (estimated availability September 2020 onwards).
Progression is also available via the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS) (click here for more details) for learners with a full Level 5 Award to apply, through the CAO, for a place in the first year of a Higher Education Programme. An example of a relevant programme for these learners is the Equine Business Degree in Maynooth University, specific grades and other minimum entry requirements apply.

Learners who successfully complete this course will be eligible to apply for Level 6 ‘Green Cert.’ courses delivered by Teagasc to qualify as a ‘trained farmer’.

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