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Code
WD620
Delivery
Blended
Level
9
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
12 weeks
Credits
10 ECTS
Next Intake
September 2023
Application Status
Opens June 2023
Applications Closing
31 Aug 23
Fees
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This module will provide participants with methodologies to undertake business planning and project implementation aimed at delivering desired results. Participants will be able to estimate project duration and associated costs and develop skills necessary to plan, control, monitor project schedules and manage human resources. The challenge of converting to organic and biological production and successfully planning this transition will be discussed and explained.  The principles of marketing and how these can be applied successfully in the Irish and European marketplace will be reviewed. Factors influencing the consumer buying process, identifying appropriate markets, new product development and associated marketing mix elements, including targeted communications using online platforms will be addressed.

The module will be delivered in the first semester of each academic year with online lecture and tutorial sessions each week. Course days will be held during the semester to visit agri-food businesses under development and engaged in direct sales and marketing. Continuous assessments and the development of a marketing plan for farm business farm will be evenly spaced during the programme and the final written exam will be held at the end of the semester.

Applicants for the Certificate in Project Management and Marketing should hold a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 8 honours degree in Agri-business and Rural Enterprise, Agriculture, Environmental and Land Science, or other Science-related discipline. Where the demand exceeds the places available, offers will be made in rank order based on applicants’ Grade Point Average (GPA).

Applicants who do not hold a degree in the cognate areas specified but who have relevant industry or practical experience in agriculture or biological systems, or same in conjunction with a Level 8 degree in a non-cognate area may be considered for entry under WIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism. In the case of candidates with qualifications in non-cognate disciplines equal weighting will be given for GPA qualifications (50%) and a selection interview (50%) to assess prospective candidate’s aptitude and experience relevant to the certificate programme.

Some applicants who do not immediately meet these academic requirements may wish to apply for the Certificate in Project Management and Marketing. AGuidelines on the Institute's RPL policy and procedures are available at www.wit.ie/rpl/

The aim of this programme is to produce highly skilled professionals to support the sustainable development of organic and biological agriculture and the agri-food sector. Graduates with the Level 9 Certificate in Project Management and Marketing may wish to apply techniques and practices learned in primary commercial production, provide support and technical advice to growers and farmers or may opt to remain in a research, development and innovation environment. They may also use their applied knowledge and skills in public service for the development of supportive agricultural and environmental policy. Upon successful completion of other Level 9 Certificates the learner can graduate with a Certificate in Organic and Biological Production (30 credits), a Postgraduate Diploma in Organic and Biological Agriculture (60 credits), plus a dissertation for a MSc in Organic and Biological Agriculture (90 credits).

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Course Leaders
Ultan McCarthy
Dr. Ultan McCarthy
Lecturer
[email protected]
Rachel O Dowd
Ms. Rachel O Dowd
BA; HDip in Applied Communications; MA - Lecturer in PR & Marketing
Tel: 51845528 [email protected]
John Geraghty
Mr. John Geraghty
Lecturer
[email protected]

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