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Part time Horticulture courses

 

At Kildalton College we offer a range of modules on a part time basis. These QQI accredited modules are ideal for people who want to study horticulture but cannot commit to a full time course. Students can opt to study one or as many modules as they choose from the level 5 course and use these to build a full Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture over time if they wish.Many of the part-time and component modules run from September to May (28 weeks) with some running from September to December. All modules consist of theory and hands on practicals.

Kildalton Horticulture Level 5 Component Awards 2022/23

Entry Requirements

Anyone who has an interest in horticulture can apply for these modules. No previous experience is required. Applicants must be a minimum of 17 years of age on the 1st of January 2023 to apply in 2022. Applications for level 5 component awards are made directly online: Level 5 Component Award in Horticulture Application Form  (Applications will open in April 2022)

For further information on these component awards please contact the college directly 051 644400 or kildalton.college@teagasc.ie

Level 5 component awards schedule 2022

Level 5Course Fee
ScheduleDuration
Landscape Construction and Maintenance 240

Monday's 9.30am to 1.00pm

September to April 2023
Plant identification and Use 180

Monday's 2.00pm to 4.30pm

(Limited Availability)

or Thursday's 2:00pm to 4:30pm

September to April 2023
Fruit and Vegetable Production* 240

Tuesday's 9.30am to 1.00pm

September to April 2023
Horticultural Mechanisation 240 Tuesday's 2.00pm to 5.00pm September to April 2023
Plant Propagation 240 Thursday's 9.30am to 1.00pm September to April 2023
Plant Protection 240 Thursday's 2.00pm to 4.30pm September to April 2023
Soil Science and Growing Media 180 Thursday's 9.30am to 1.00pm September to December 2022
Plant Science 180 Friday's 9.30am to 1.00pm September to December 2022
Leadership 240 Friday's 9.30am to 2.00pm January 2023 to May 2023
  • Please note: subjects will only run subject to sufficient numbers

There will be an introduction day for all component awards on Wednesday 24/8/2022 from 10am to 1pm.

Students may wish to complete level 5 component awards over a number of years with the intention of completing a full Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture. To successfully complete a full level 5 course in Kildalton College, students must complete the following modules. Please note, students may have completed other modules on different courses that may count towards QQI credits in the Certifiocate in Horticulture. Please contact the college directly for more information on this.

ModuleCredits
Mandatory Modules  ( This must be completed)  
Plant Identification and Use  10 
Plant Science  10 
Soil Science and Growing Media   10  
Plant Protection  15 
Work Experience  15 
Leadership, Teamwork or Communications  15 
Elective Modules  ( students must complete 3 of these modules)  
 Landscape Construction and Maintenance  15 
Plant Propogation 15
Horticultural Mechanisation 15
Fruit and Vegetable Production 15

Kildalton Horticulture Level 6 Component Awards 2022/23

These QQI modules are available for those who have already completed a Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture and want to further develop their horticultural knowledge but cannot commit to a full time course. These modules may also suit those who have been working in the horticultural industry for a minimum of 3 years. These component awards help students build on the horticultural knowledge they already have and develop their management knowledge and skills to further develop their competencies in the horticultural industry. Modules are offered over a 16 week period from January to May each year. Students will attend between 3 hours or a full day per week depending on the module.

Applications for these modules are made online: Level 6 Component Award in Horticulture Application. For further information on these component awards please contact the college directly 051 644400 or kildalton.college@teagasc.ie

The 2022 Level 6 component award schedule will be updated in September 2022

Level 6ScheduleStart Date
Ecology and the Environment 240 3.5 hours of class and field trips per week To Be Confirmed
Garden Centre Operations 420 6 hours of class and practicals per week To Be Confirmed
Landscape Design and Construction 420 6 hours of class and practicals per week To Be Confirmed
Market Gardening 420 6 hours of class and practicals per week To Be Confirmed
Nursery Stock Production 420 6 hours of class and practicals per week To Be Confirmed
Sportsturf Science and Maintenance 420 6 hours of class and practicals per week To Be Confirmed
Tree and Shrub Management 240 3.5 hours of class and practicals per week To Be Confirmed
Horticultural Production Mechanisation (Food Production) 420 6 hours of class and practicals per week To Be Confirmed
Garden and Parks Supervision 420 6 hours of class and practicals per week To Be Confirmed
Entrepreneurship 240 3.5 hours of class per week To Be Confirmed

Please note: applicants for level 6 modules must have a level 5 Certificate in Horticulture or have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience and a reference from employer.

Applicants will also have to complete an interview as part of the application process.