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Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture - Update

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture - Update

The Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture in the National Botanic Gardens and Ashtownhas commenced the September 2020 programme in a blended format. College Principal John Mulhern gives an update

This year the college has 117 (80 part time ) learners on a Certificate Level 5 course. The theory classes are held online and the practical sessions are held in small social distanced groups taking full account of COVID regulations in The National Botanic Gardens and its centre in Teagasc Ashtown. Induction week has gone well and all students are engaged on the Teagasc Learning platform MOODLE with practical’s in each of the subjects taking place on a weekly basis with groups of no more than 15.

Level 6 in Horticulture

All four streams in the QQI Level 6 in horticulture including:

  • Landscaping
  • Nursery
  • Food Production
  • Sports Turf

will run from January 2021 to August 2021. Each stream will run subject to sufficient numbers. (In the case where a stream does not go ahead a second preference stream will be offered.) The closing date for applications for both full time and component modules for the QQI level 6 in horticulture is Friday the 13th of November 2020.  Offers will then be sent out thereafter to confirm your place. 

Note: Applicants wishing to do placement or PLP before January 2021 must apply before Wednesday 30th of September 2020

Level 7 Degree in Horticulture

The Level 7 degree in Horticulture which is run in conjunction with WIT will start in the College on the 28th September 2020. The WIT Department of Science in line with the national and institute guidelines will deliver all the lectures and tutorials on line which students can access remotely off campus. Offers for this program will be made through the CAO process on the 11th September.

The practical laboratory classes will be held on campus in Teagasc National Botanic Gardens and Ashtown in Dublin. The laboratory space and activity has been reviewed in order to ensure the safe delivery during these pandemic times. Each student group will have laboratory classes every second week (week on/week off). The students will be assigned to laboratory groups and will receive a timetable to instruct them of the schedule of their groups online and on campus classes.