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.
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:
- Landscape Design
- Garden and Parks Supervision
- Nursery Stock Production
- Garden Centre Operations
- Sportsturf Science and Maintenance
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.