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WD097
Horticulture (Dublin - National Botanic Gardens)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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240

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Horticulture is a very diverse industry and career opportunities exist in a wide variety of areas, from producing plants for garden centres, working on golf courses, landscaping, through to fruit and vegetable production. Many horticulturists are managers or self-employed and need business as well as horticultural skills.

This is a three year full-time course designed to train professional horticulturists. The course is run in conjunction with Teagasc. Students can choose to study in Waterford at WIT and Teagasc, Kildalton College OR they can study in Dublin at the Teagasc College in the National Botanic Gardens. There are separate CAO codes for the Waterford and Dublin locations.

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Graduates from this course may find employment in fields such as:
- Greenkeeping
- maintenance of golfcourses and sports fields
- Nursery stock production
- producing plants for the horticultural industry
- Landscape construction
- Landscape design
- Garden maintenance contractors
- Employment as gardeners in public parks and grounds
- Gardeners in private and heritage gardens
- Food production
- Garden centres



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