Module Title:Farm Buildings and Regulations
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered using a learner-centred approach with a strong emphasis on the sustainability of current practices in day-to-day agriculture. A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be used such as lectures, guest lecturers, computer practical, group workshop, case-studies, group discussions and group activities, site visits and classroom assessment techniques. A responsibility for learning will be fostered in the learners. To develop confidence, class participation will be encouraged and collaborative work will be instrumental in nurturing team building amongst the group.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to introduce learners to farm buildings and associated legislation and regulations and their implications upon farm practices.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe and evaluate the types and forms of agricultural buildings associated with different farming systems
LO2 Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the various regulations associated with the procurement of farm buildings
LO3 Display a practical knowledge and critical awareness of Health and Safety regulations relating to agricultural construction
LO4 Illustrate and appraise alternative materials and technologies that could be used to reduce both the monetary and environmental costs associated with agricultural construction
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Farm Buildings
• Understanding the building forms and building types associated with different streams of agriculture including tillage, dairy, dry stock, pigs and poultry • Livestock buildings and the provision of sufficient ventilation • Slurry spreading laws and their impact on waste storage • Materials and construction methods including the maintenance of agricultural buildings (including the management of hazardous materials), cladding systems, the lifecycles of buildings and embodied energy
Regulations and Legislation
• Understanding the Building Regulations and Building control Regulations associated with farm buildings and their construction • Understanding the planning system and the Planning Acts • Introduction to Health and Safety Regulations in the context the procurement of buildings
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Essay; Learners will be required to produce an essay assessing Learning 1,4 25.00 n/a
Essay Essay; Learners will be required to produce an essay assessing Learning 2,3 25.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Terminal Examination 1,2,3,4 50.00 End-of-Semester

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 0.50
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 1.83
Total Hours 100.00