Full Time Courses
We offer a range of full-time courses from level 5 to level 7. We combine classwork with practical skills training in the National Botanic Gardens and external practical learning placements. Students receive a balanced approach to the work of amenity horticulture.
This course involves 28 weeks of horticultural class work, skills and a four week Practical Learning Period (PLP) in a Teagasc approved horticultural unit.
This course runs Monday to Friday 9.00 to 4.30 pm from September to May.
L5 Cert in Hort Applications are NOW CLOSED until 2020
Thinking of a career in horticulture? Yasmin Bonner is currently studying Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture. In this short clip hear how she is finding the course and also why she chose to study in the Horticulture.
Thinking of a career in horticulture? Ian Lawlor is currently studying the part-time Level 5 course in Landscape Construction & Maintenance in the Botanic Gardens while working full time. In this short clip hear why he chose this course and how he is finding it.
There are four different streams of learning in this course. Depending on the stream chosen the course consists of 16 or 24 weeks of college based course work and 8 or 16 weeks of Practical Learning Period (PLP).
Currently we have four streams (subject to numbers) to choice from:-
- Landscape Design and Construction - Start Date: 2nd September 2019
- Sportsturf - Start Date: 4th November 2019
- Nursery Stock Production - Start Date: 4th November 2019
- Food Production - Start Date: 4th November 2019
All Level 6 courses are now closed for application. Next intake for these courses will be 2020
Level 7 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in association with Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) (WD097)
This is a three year, full-time BSc in Horticulture. All components of the course are delivered and examined in the Teagasc College in the Botanic Gardens .
Thinking of a career in horticulture? Holly McQuillan is currently studying Level 7 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture. In this short clip hear how she is finding the course and also why she chose to study in the Botanic Gardens.