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QQI Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture

This course involves 28 week of college work and skills training and a four week practical learning period (PLP) in a Teagasc approved horticultural unit. In an average week, students will spend three days at the college and two days skills training in Botanic Gardens or Dublin Local Authority Park.

Course Aims
By combining class work at the National Botanic Gardens with horticultural work and skills training at the Dublin Local Authority Parks, students receive a balanced approach to the skills and knowledge required to start a career in horticulture or to progress on to a higher level horticulture course.

Course Modules
Topics included in the QQI Level 5 course include:

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Application Procedures and Entry Requirements
  • This course runs Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm from September to May.
  • Student must be aged over 17 or over on January 1st following entry to the course
  • Horticulture can be a physically demanding career path
  • Applicants should have a keen interest in learning and working in horticulture
  • Teagasc supports access for students with disabilities
 
Progression
Progression opportunities from the Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture include the Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (Level 6) and the Bachelor of Science in Horticulture degree (Level 7).
 

Overview of courses modules to complete to achieve a QQI Level 5 in horticulture

 

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture

This course is offered over a 32 week period and will consist of either 24 or 16 weeks of College based course work and 8 or 16 weeks of a practical learning period (PLP) depending on the chosen stream.
 
Course Modules
Subjects included in the QQI Level 6 course will vary with the stream chosen. Students select one stream and take appropriate modules. The four streams offered in the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture include:
 

 

The Advanced Certificate in Horticulture provides 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 parks and gardens, sportsturf and commercial horticultural enterprises. The course is suitable for those who are;
  • Seeking employment as supervisors, technicians or unit managers
  • Seeking employment in the horticultural business service sector
  • Transferring to the BSc in Horticulture (Level 7)
Admission, Entry Requirements and Application Procedures
 
All four streams in the QQI Level 6 in horticulture including Landscaping, Nursery, Food Production and Sports Turf will run subject to sufficient numbers. (In the case where a stream does not go ahead a second preference stream will be offered.)
Click here to Apply for the Full Time Level 6 in Horticulture.
  • Students who have successfully achieved a Certificate in Horticulture QQI Level 5 may progress to the Advanced Certificate in Horticulture QQI level 6
  • Teagasc supports access for students with disabilities
     
Cost/Fees
Currently the fees for this course are €990.  Where an applicant is the holder of a major award at Level 6 or higher, an additional course charge of €1,000 is applied.  This fee does not include accommodation and food costs. 
 
Progression
Students who successfully complete the Advanced Certificate in Horticulture Level 6 with a merit or distinction are eligible to apply for advanced entry to year 2 of the BSc in Horticulture Level 7 (WIT) which is conducted at the College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens.
 

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Level 7 BSc in Horticulture (WD097)

 
Overview
This is a three-year, full-time BSc in horticulture which consists of lectures, integrated practicals, projects and a practical learning period. The course is run in partnership with the Waterford Institute of Technology. 
 

Level 5 Component Awards

The QQI component level 5 courses are offered on a part-time bases at our college in the National Botanic Gardens and our college campus at Ashtown, Dublin 15.  These courses run Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am to 4.30pm. 
 
Part time courses or component awards allow learners to select individual subjects in horticulture from any of our major awards at Level 5.  At level 5 they can be pursued by individuals as taster modules to identify if further engagement in horticulture is warranted or desired.  These courses will enable the student to develop a greater understanding of the sciences underpinning their chosen sector, and will also help them improve their skills and competence at a practical level.
 
These courses are offered at a time and in a manner to best meet the demands of the horticulture industry. They are offered over the academic year during which time students will undertake a programme of both academic and practical training.  As well as providing the learner with a taste of 3rd level training in their chosen sector, these courses will equip the learner with the knowledge skill and competence relevant to the sector.  These courses are intended for those who have a keen interest in horticulture and who wish to improve their skills and competence in these areas. These courses include:

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Level 6 Component Awards

The QQI component level 6 courses are offered on a part-time bases at our college in the National Botanic Gardens and our college campus at Ashtown, Dublin 15.  These courses run Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00am to 4.30pm. 

Part time courses or component awards allow learners to select individual subjects in horticulture from our major awards at Level 6.  These courses will enable the student to develop a greater understanding of the sciences underpinning their chosen sector, and will also help them improve their skills and competence at a practical level.
 
The courses are offered at a time and in a manner to best meet the demands of the horticulture industry. They are offered over the academic year during which time students will undertake a programme of both academic and practical training.  As well as providing the learner with a taste of 3rd level training in their chosen sector, these courses will equip the learner with the knowledge skill and competence relevant to the sector in which they are employed.
 
These courses are intended for prospective students who are currently employed in the horticulture industry and who wish to further their career development in their chosen sector. These courses will enable the student to develop a greater understanding of the sciences underpinning their sector and will also help them improve their skills and competence at a practical level. These courses include:
Click on the module links above for more information. 
 
 
Applications are currently closed and will reopen later in the year for 2021/22.  All component award courses are subject to numbers.

*Please note the level 6 component courses are open to students who have successfully achieved a Certificate in Horticulture QQI Level 5 or persons currently working within the horticulture industry with a minimum of three years’ experience (in this case a letter from employer must be provided and a short interview will take place).