In all, 81% of teachers in agricultural colleges* do not have an accredited teaching qualification, while 13% do, and 6% are currently completing a teaching course or qualification. This is according to a study of agricultural teachers in Irish agricultural colleges, conducted by Sinéad Flannery of Teagasc Kildalton.

The aim of Sinead’s study was to analyse agricultural teachers’ experience in their role as educators and identify possible improvements to better prepare them for their role.