Agricultural Mechanisation at Palladkenry Agricultural College

Limerick Institute of Technology

 

Course Name Agricultural Mechanisation at Palladkenry Agricultural College
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Alternative Provider(s) Pallaskenry Agricultural College
Course Code LC284
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Limerick Institute of Technology Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Qualification Letters Higher Certificate
Duration 2 years.

Class Contact Hours: 9 hours of class, 18 hours of practical per week.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

Applicants are advised that those with a grade less than O4 in Ordinary level Mathematics may have difficulty coping with the mathematics content of this programme.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO applicant who has gained a grade H6 or higher in Leaving Certificate Honours Mathematics.

Foundation Level Mathematics
Foundation level Mathematics at Grade F2 or hi...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the learner achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8), Ordinary Degree (NFQ Level 7) and Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6)Programmes. With the introduction of the new Leaving Certificate grades, points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:

Pass 28 points
Merit 46 points
Distinction 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic programmes at LIT and are not considered passing subjects.

Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET programme in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level programmes at LIT.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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LIT accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all programmes of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to programmes at Limerick Institute of Te...

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Mature Applicants

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LIT welcomes and encourages participation from mature learners in its programmes and will accept applications from persons of mature years. EU Nationals wishing to make a non-standard mature student application mus...

Alternative Entry

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A non-standard application refers to applicants who are required to provide additional information when applying to CAO. The main categories of non-standard applicants are:

• Mature applicants
• Holders of other Sch...

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Course Fee

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The Student Contribution Fee of €3,000 is payable by each student and covers for example, Student Services, Registration, Examination Fees, etc.

Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) fo...

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Financial Support Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover this Student Contribution Fee. The student grant application system is an “online application system” and is accessed at www.susi.ie.

To assist all applicants, there is a SUSI Support Desk -
Email: support@susi.ie; Tel: 0761 08 7874.
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+WHAT IS THE PROGRAMME ABOUT?
This programme provides students with education and training to work within the area of Agricultural Technology. The focus of this programme is firmly on the provision of skilled technicians for the farm machinery indus...

Subjects Taught MODULES
Year 1: Introduction to Tractor Engineering & Workshop Processes, Introduction to Electrical & Electronic Technology, Machinery Operations, Introduction to Agricultural Engineering Science, Computer Applications including CAD, Project.

Year 2: Industrial Placement, Intermediate Tractor Engineering, Intermediate Electrical & Electronic Technology, Business Management, Workshop Administration, Computing Agricultural Engineering, Intermediate Agricultural Engineering.
Comment LOCATION: Pallaskenry & Moylish Campus, Limerick
Careers or Further Progression WHAT CAN I DO AFTER THE PROGRAMME?
Graduates of the programme can progress to a Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering in Road Transport Technology and Management degree at LIT or abroad (Harper Adams, Reaseheath), or to a one year add-on Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural Engineering. Employment opportunities include Machinery Dealerships, Machinery Importers, Machinery Manufacturers, Agricultural Contractors, Heavy Plant Operators, Trades. 198 Undergraduate
Further Enquiries Contact: Mr. Michael Ryan,
Programme Leader
Tel: 061 393100
Email: info@pallaskenry.com
Web: www.pallaskenry.com,
www.lit.ie/Courses/LC284
FTMTA companies: www.ftmta.ie
 
Points History
Year Points
2019 209
2018 201
2017 217