Course Description

Horticulture QQI level 5



This Horticulture QQI level 5 course is free for those over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment*. Click here for more information and to check eligibility.

This course is designed to incorporate both the theoretical and practical aspects of horticulture.  Our course looks at production and amenity horticulture and includes elements of design and commercial awareness.

horticulture at CDCFE

Course Content

Year 1 QQI Level 5

Plant Science, Soil Science, Fruit and Vegetable Production, Plant Propagation Work Practice, Plant Identification, Plant Protection, Communications, Organic Production / Principles

Certification

QQI Level 5

Duration

1 year

Entry Requirements

All VTOS applicants must be over 21 and in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment for at least 6 months before starting the course. Participation in a CE or FAS scheme counts in the calculation of six months once you must be in receipt of a relevant Social Protection payment immediately before starting the course.All applicants who present for this course will be given individual guidance by qualified tutors who are in a position to make recommendations as to what courses may suit their learning needs.

Progression

Students may progress to Institutes of Technology. There will also be opportunities to pursue a small business venture providing produce to farmers markets and small retailers.

Career Opportunities

Potential employment opportunities in garden centres and parks and estate garden maintenance. Start your own gardening business. Employment in landscape design and construction.

How to Apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ at the top of this page.

Email caroline.farrelly@cdcfe.cdetb.ie or call 831 4677 for more information.

CollegeColáiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE)
Course LocationRaheny, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 5
Course CategoryHorticulture, Agriculture
Course TypePractical
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsHorticulture
Course DurationOne year
Course Fee0
Entry RequirementsAll VTOS applicants must be over 21 and in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment for at least 6 months before starting the course. Participation in a CE or FAS scheme counts in the calculation of six months once you must be in receipt of a relevant Social Protection payment immediately before starting the course.All applicants who present for this course will be given individual guidance by qualified tutors who are in a position to make recommendations as to what courses may suit their learning needs.
Carear PathStudents may progress to Institutes of Technology. There will also be opportunities to pursue a small business venture providing produce to farmers markets and small retailers.
Course Code5M2586
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