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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:

For 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.)

Applications for Level 6 Advanced certificate courses in horticulture are closed until 2022

  • 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
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. 
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.