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Planning to study a level 5 Teagasc course this year?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Teagasc have created an innovative way to provide prospective students a chance to experience an open day in their colleges from the comfort of their own home.

The series of virtual open days will be run over 7 parts, showing what can be expected from their full-time Level 5 agriculture, horticulture, equine and forestry courses.

The first part of the series will commence of Wednesday June 3rd with the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. The final event takes place with Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College Co. Cork on Wednesday 17th June.

Open day

Teagasc stated that each open day will focus on an individual college in the overall Teagasc network. Staff from each college will give a live presentation on their college and the courses they provide. Video footage of college educational facilities and farm enterprises will also be provided.

Each college will also host a virtual question and answer session and advise on how to complete the course applications online.

Head of the Education Programme in Teagasc, Tony Pettit said: “School leavers and parents interested in Teagasc full-time Level 5 courses should tune in and get the ‘look and feel’ of colleges and courses from their own homes.”

“Our colleges and farms are unrivalled in the depth and breadth of expertise and facilities they bring to land sector education. They are backed by the most up to date Teagasc research and knowledge transfer.”

The webinars will be broadcast via zoom and participants can submit their queries about course and college during the event.

COVID-19

Existing Teagasc courses have continued since COVID-19 restrictions were implemented using online channels to support delivery and assessment.

They intend that the full-time level 5 and 6 courses for the upcoming academic year will commence in September as usual. However, delivery models will be adapted to comply with national COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

Schedule

Date

College Virtual Event

7pm time slot

4pm time slot

2pm time slot

Wed 3rd June

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin

Horticulture

Thurs 4th June

Teagasc Kildalton College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny

Agriculture

Horticulture

Equine

Mon 8th June

Mountbellew Agricultural College,  Co. Galway

Agriculture

Tues 9th June

Gurteen Agricultural College, Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary

Agriculture

Thurs 11th June

Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick

Agriculture

Mon 15th June

Teagasc Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Co. Cavan

Agriculture

Forestry

Wed 17th June

Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College Co. Cork

Agriculture

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