Certificate in Business in Agricultural Entrepreneurship

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Business in Agricultural Entrepreneurship

NFQ Level

6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Skills Area

Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary

General Information
Contact

Peter Butler

Email

Peter.butler@gmit.ie

Phone

019 742328

Address

Lifelong Learning Centre
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Road, Galway

Role

Lifelong Learning Coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

21/03/2019

Start Date

22/03/2019

End Date

27/03/2020

About this Course

The Certificate in Business in Agricultural Entrepreneurship will give participants a foundation in business and entrepreneurship content in the context of the agricultural sector. The programme hopes to stimulate creative thinking and innovation, while delivering the business fundamentals to enable participants to develop, and potentially launch, product and service ideas for the agricultural sector. The focus of the programme is on idea to launch of an agricultural business idea (product or service).

The programme would be attractive to certain target cohorts for example:
- Individuals who have a business idea for the agricultural sector and wish to turn that into a reality but require an understanding in the business fundamentals (finance, marketing, management, etc.)
- Individuals who have a small business in the agricultural sector but require an understanding in the business fundamentals to progress and grow their business
- Individuals who have already completed a third level qualification.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement grade O6/H7 or better in 5 Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish with a minimum of 160 points.
- OR a pass in any QQI FET major award at level 5 or 6
- OR mature applicants (age 23 on or before the 1st January) do not have to meet the Leaving Certificate entry requirements/points, but are considered on an individual basis (previous education, work experience and demonstration of ability and competence to undertake the programme).
Mature applicants may be invited to interview which will be used to rank applicants where demand exceeds the available places on the programme.
- or Applicants may be considered for admission based on recognition of prior learning (RPL) in according with the institute’s recognition of prior learning policy (RPL).

Delivery Notes

e-Learning

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Peter Butler

Address

Lifelong Learning Centre
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Road, Galway

Phone

091 742328

Email

Peter.Butler@gmit.ie

Application Procedures

1. Apply for the course of www.springboardcourses.ie
2. Email a copy of your Leaving Certificate (if under 23) plus your current CV to peter.butler@gmit.ie
3. Applications received up to the last working day of each month will be evaluated and places offered until the course is full.
4. Applications under RPL (i.e. do not meet minimum academic entry requirements) will be evaluated only if places remain unfilled on the course the week before it is due to commence.)