Level 5 – Certificate in Agriculture
Level 6 – Advanced Certificate in Agriculture
Your pathway to career in agriculture as a qualified ‘Young Trained Farmer’ begins with the completion of our Certificate in Agriculture Level 5 and Advanced Level 6 training courses.
Coláiste an Átha, Kilmuckridge offer full time QQI Level 5 and Level 6 Certificate in Agriculture courses. The college is located in a rural area with a very strong and vibrant farming community.
Our courses were devised to specifically meet the skills requirements of the farming community and have been developed in consultation with professional farmers and national farming groups such as Macra na Feirme, The Irish Farmers Association, Teagasc and the ETBI at both county and national level.
Relationships have also developed with national agencies and leading agri- industry companies which has provided students of the college with access to the best facilities and specialists in Ireland.
On completion of the Advanced Level 6 Certificate in Agriculture (Green Cert) the holder will be classified as A Young Trained Farmer with access to the National Reserve Young Farmer Scheme top-up
There are a number of reasons why having a Green Cert is advantageous.
- Stamp Duty Exemption – The issue of increased stamp duty was at the forefront of agriculture in The stamp duty rate is now set at 6% and any farmer under the age of 35 who has obtained a Green Cert is exempt from stamp duty payments and the transfer of land.
- Department Grants – Any farmer who has obtained the green cert can also avail of a 60% TAMS They are also eligible to apply for the National Reserve and Young Farmer schemes.
- CAT – Under the CAT category are Gift tax and Inheritance Tax and when a farm holding exceeds the value of €320,000, these taxes apply at a rate of 33%. A qualified farmer can also avail of agricultural relief if they can pass an 80:20 asset test.
- Learning Experience – The Green Cert is a FETAC Level 6 Specific Purpose Certificate. It covers a wide range of modules such as; beef, sheep, pesticide use, farm safety, farm business, maintenance of farm buildings and much more. It also provides training in beef, grass and performance management skills.
For further information contact:
Mr Paul Doran
Agriculture Course co-ordinator
Coláiste an Átha, Kilmuckridge.
Kilmuckridge, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
Tel/Fax: 053 913 0169