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Agriculture

Student Courses > Level 4 Work-based Agricultural Business Management

Agriculture Courses

The agriculture sector is one of the largest employers in Northern Ireland and produces a gross output of just under £1.5 billion each year.
With the current challenges and opportunities facing the agricultural industry it is essential that those considering a career in this sector are capable of adapting to change and availing of market opportunities. Agriculture courses at Greenmount Campus are highly practical and business focused and aim to develop students’ skills to enable them to work either on the home farm or to pursue a career in the agriculture sector. Students enter the industry at different levels depending on their qualifications and experience. Our graduates now hold many senior positions in the agricultural and land-based industries.
Courses found on this page are formal student courses. If you are looking for a short training course, you will find these here.
Whilst we are unable to meet you on campus just now, we don’t want you to miss out on hearing about CAFRE, so we are hosting Virtual Open Days for those interested in studying Agriculture on Thursday 5th November.

Careers in Agriculture

Agriculture Careers

Graduates have been employed in a range of careers within the agriculture industry these include;

  • Sales/Marketing representatives
  • Teachers/Lecturers
  • Consultants/Technical advisers
  • Researchers
  • Journalists
  • Farm liaison representatives
  • Farmers/Farm managers

Agriculture Facilities

Agriculture Careers

Our farms at Greenmount are the focus for the educational activities at the campus. They provide an excellent practical learning resource for students undertaking programmes in agriculture.

The College Farm is made up of the Dairy Centre (170 hectares), the Beef and Sheep Centre (130 hectares) and the Hill Farm Centre (1,040 hectares). The three centres provide a unique resource for students to adopt a ‘learning by doing’ approach while undertaking a course at CAFRE.