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QQI Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture

This course involves 24 week of college work and skills training and a eight week practical learning period (PLP) in a Teagasc approved horticultural unit. In an average week, students will spend three to four days at the college.

Course Aims
By combining class and practical work at the National Botanic Gardens & Teagasc Ashtown. with horticultural work and skills training, 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.

Please click here L5 FT Brochure for further details on our QQI Level 5 in Horticulture (full time)



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: