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Horticulture Skills

Course Description

This course combines practical & theoretical learning to provide students with a comprehensive & applied set of horticultural skills for employment in plant nurseries, garden centres, landscape companies, golf clubs, parks and a range of related areas. These skills are complemented by general skills such as information technology and targeted work experience in a horticultural environment, to give participants an opportunity to apply learning in a real work setting. Students, working at their own pace and using their own learning style, choose eight QQI modules from the list below leading to a QQI Level 4 certificate in Horticulture. This Major Award is recognised both nationally and internationally and helps students progress to employment or further training. Certification is achieved by continuous assessment through practical assignments and projects. Students learn through the medium of group classes, practical demonstrations, individual practice and assignments. Each student can avail of a wide range of supports throughout the course.

Course Details

Category Horticulture & Environment
Duration Up to 2 years.
Modules Plant Identification, Care & Maintenance; Safe Horticultural Practice; Work Experience; Communications; Information Technology Skills; Personal Effectiveness; Customer Service; Horticultural Science; Plant Propogation; Horticultural Tools & Equipment; Growing Vegetables; Hard Landscape Construction; Establishing Turfgrass; Establishing Ornamental Flowering Plants.
Non Certified Programme Modules Pant identification, Care and Maintenance (4N1186), Safe Horticultural Practice (4N0719), Work Experience (4n1168), Communications 4N0689), Information Technology Skills (4N1125), Horticultural Science (4N0682), Horticultural Tools and Equipment (4N0683), Growing Vegetables (4N0671), Hard Landscape Construction (4N0681), Establishing Ornamental Flowering Plants (4N0662), Establishing Turfgrass (4N0667), Establishing Trees & Shrubs (4N0666) and Plant Propagation (4N1990).
Certification QQI level 4 Award in Horticulture (4M1994)

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