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Entry Requirements

 Leaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent. For mature students, experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent. For mature students, experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview.

QQI Level 5 - Horticulture Code 5M2586

About the course

Aim

This course will provide students with a thorough practical knowledge of Horticulture, Landscape Design, Garden Maintenance and Plant Propagation making it the perfect programme to gain employment with Landscapers, Public Parks, Nurseries and Garden Centers. It also facilitates progression to Horticulture Programmes at Level 6.

Modules include

  • Plant & Soil Science
  • Plant Protection
  • Plant Identification and Use
  • Garden Design
  • Plant Propagation
  • Ornamental Gardening
  • Work Practice
  • Communications

Work Experience

Practical experience is an integral part of the course. The College has established the following practices to enhance learners’ exposure to horticulture:

  • Experience with Landscape Design real projects
  • Garden maintenance in public parks, private gardens and college grounds
  • Exciting learning through practical science experiments
  • Regular experience growing vegetables in college Allotment
  • College trips to include Botanic Gardens, Hook Head, Nurseries, Parks etc
  • Community support: Designing and helping to build a garden for St Michael’s House,
  • Maintaining the gardens of Simpson’s Nursing Home and helping with the Airfield

Career Opportunities

A wide variety of employment opportunities exist in Domestic Landscaping, Private Gardens, Public Parks and Nurseries and Garden Centers

 

Progression:

Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to further studies in:

  • IT Blanchardstown, BN113 Horticulture
  • National Botanic Gardens, Horticulture
  • UCD, DN272 Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management (LC Ord Maths required)

Modules offered may be subject to change due  to resource demands  

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