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Horticulture - Part-time Courses

Students who do not wish to pursue a full time horticultural programme with Teagasc can opt to complete a single module or a number of modules on a part time basis. The list of modules below are available:

Location and further details:

  • Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 Tel: 01 8040201 Email: botanic.college@teagasc.ie
  • Teagasc College of Horticulture, Kildalton, Piltown, Co Kilkenny Tel: 051 644400 Email: kildalton.college@teagasc.ie

Plant Identification & Use (Level 5 Component Award – QQI 5N2527)

Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to identify a wide range of plants, their characteristics and use in different horticultural situations. A plant portfolio will be completed as part of the assessment.

Horticulture Mechanisation (Level 5 Component Award – QQI 5N2527)

The course will equip students with the knowledge, skills and competence to operate and maintain a range of hand and powered horticultural machinery and implements. It is designed for people who wish to further their knowledge and experience of the safe use and maintenance of a wide range of hand and pedestrian operated equipment used in the horticultural sector.

Fruit and Vegetable Production (Level 5 Component Award – QQI 5N2552)

This course is for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of the production of food crops, or for those with a general interest in horticulture. Students will be taught the skills to grow and manage a wide variety of fruit and vegetables across all seasons.

Landscape Construction & Maintenance (Level 5 Component Award – QQI 5N1908)

Learn how to construct and maintain hard and soft landscape features. Suitable for those interested in planning and building gardens and care of plants. It is suitable for those interested in pursuing a career in the landscape sector.

Plant Propagation (Level 5 Component Award – QQI 5N2547)

Students will be taught the propagation of a wide range of plants. This course outlines the principles of division, layering & grafting. Learn to take a range of cuttings and carry out bench grafting amongst other things.

Plant Protection (Level 5 Component Award – QQI 5N2546)

Learn how to protect plants and horticultural crops from the harmful effects of weeds, pests and diseases, and to select appropriate safe and sustainable control measures. Designed for anyone involved in the management and care of plants.

Ecology & the Environment (Level 6 Component Award – QQI 6N3624)

This course is designed for those currently employed in any area of horticulture who would like to deepen their scientific and applied knowledge in the area of ecology & environment. The student will learn how to assist in the management of the natural environment.