Carmel Finlay, Teagasc: A Sectoral Policy Response: Supporting our Farming Community
Carmel begins by asking whether a farmer needs a qualification, and observes the strength of farming heritage and frequently tacit learning that can contribute to RPL processes nationally. Credentials and future proofing for competitiveness, sustainability, food security and environmental care are central to many ‘Young Farmers’ and maturing farmers concerns, not simply to access Revenue related advantage or to establish legal identity. Teagasc traces career development and progression and manages significant RPL related processes that are core to student success and progression. Quality assurance, education and training engagement, and liaison with increasingly complex global perspectives are linked in this presentation, placing students and RPL at the core.
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This video was very kindly filmed by the students of the NFQ Level 5 TV and Film Production programme offered by Galway City VTOS, Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board and produced by Ger Prendegast, an expert practitioner and teacher with GRETB.