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Part time Horticulture courses

At Kildalton College we offer modules from our full time horticulture courses on a part time basis, alongside full time students. 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. All part-time and component modules run from September to May (28 weeks) and all modules consist of theory and hands on practicals.

Kildalton Horticulture Level 5 Component Awards 2020/21

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 2021 to apply in 2020. Applications for level 5 component awards are made directly to Kildalton College. For Application Form: Level 5 Component Award in Horticulture Application Form 

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

Level 5 component awards schedule 2021

Level 5Course Fee
ScheduleStart Date
Landscape Construction and Maintenance 200

Mondays 9.30 to 1.00 (Limited availability)

Or

Thursdays 9.30 to 1.00
September to May 2022
Plant identification and Use 140

Mondays 2.00 to 4.30 (Limited availability)

or

Thursdays 2.00 to 4.30
September to May 2022
Fruit and Vegetable Production* 200

Mondays 9.30 to 1.00 (Limited availability)

Or

Mondays 2.00 to 5.00
September to May 2022
Horticultural Mechanisation 200 Tuesdays 2.00 to 5.00 September to May 2022
Plant Propagation 200 Tuesdays 9.30 to 1.00 (Limited Availability) September to May 2022
Plant Protection 200 Thursdays 2.00 to 4.30 (Limited Availability) September to May 2022
Soil Science and Growing Media 140 Thursdays 9.30 to 1.00 September to December 2021
Plant Science 140 Fridays 9.30 to 1.00 September to December 2021
Leadership 200 Fridays 9.30 to 2.00 January 2022 to May 2022
  • Please note: subjects will only run subject to sufficient numbers

There will be an introduction day for all component awards on Wednesday 25/8/2021

Kildalton Horticulture Level 6 Component Awards 2020/21

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 and 2 days 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 2021

Level 6ScheduleStart Date
Ecology and the Environment 220 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 220 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 220 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