Teagasc offers courses in horticulture at its two horticultural colleges.
These full-time courses provide students with the opportunity to acquire management knowledge and skills to effectively manage and carry out day-to-day tasks and long term management of commercial horticultural enterprises. The QQI accredited courses are suitable for those seeking employment as supervisors, technicians and unit mangers or for seeking employment in the horticultural business service sector.
For those who wish to obtain a higher qualification Teagasc offers a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture which provides students with a firm grounding in technical skills in areas of landscape design and construction, sport turf management, nursery stock production and food crop production. Students also gain an understanding of the concepts and processes of management and information technology.
A range of full time courses in Horticulture are offered at Kildalton College, from level 5 to level 7. A combination of classwork and practical skills training are provided along with a period of external practical learning placement. Students receive training in commercial and amenity horticulture while on these courses.
|Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture||1 year||5M2586|
|Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture||1 year||6M4334|
|Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (Level 7)||3 years||WD096 / WD097|
For more information on our level 7 and level 8 horticulture degree courses click the following link: https://youtu.be/jp4XGn-X8-4
Part time courses
Modules from our full time horticulture courses are also offered on a part time basis, alongside full time students. Therefore it is possible for a student to complete all Level 5 & 6 modules over a number of years.
Kildalton Horticulture Component Awards 2018/19
Applications for component awards are made through the Teagasc website: Horticulture Courses. Applicants will need to upload a copy of their birth certificate, proof of PPS number and a passport type photo (head and shoulders with a white background)
|Level 5||€||Schedule||Start Date|
|Landscape Construction and Maintenance||175||Mondays 9.15 to 1.00||10th September 2018|
|Plant identification and Use||125||Mondays 2.00 to 4.15||10th September 2018|
|Fruit and Vegetable Production*||175||Tuesdays 9.15 to 1.00||11th September 2018|
|Horticultural Mechanisation||175||Tuesdays 2.00 to 5.00||11th September 2018|
|Plant Propagation||175||Thursdays 9.15 to 1.00||6th September 2018|
|Plant Protection||175||Thursdays 2.00 to 4.30||6th September 2018|
|Soil Science and Growing Media||125||Fridays 11.15 to 1.00||7th September 2018|
|Plant Science||125||Fridays 9.15 to 11.00||7th September 2018|
* This subject will run subject to sufficient numbers
All of the above modules run from September to May
|Ecology and the Environment||195||Day of week to be confirmed. All modules run from January to May Modules begin week of 7/1/19|
|Garden Centre Operations||370|
|Landscape Design and Construction||370|
|Nursery Stock Production||370|
|Sportsturf Science & Maintenance||370|
|Tree and Shrub Management||195|
|Horticultural Production Mechanisation (Food production)||370|
|Horticultural Production Mechanisation (Sportsturf)||370|
Applicants for level 6 modules must have a level 5 or have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience and a reference from employer)