Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Paul Dowling from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Paul Dowling

Horticulturist

Teagasc

Read more

Paul Dowling
Ideally, try and get a job in the industry for a summer, or get a bit of experience before you go into it. You have to be happy with working outside, and doing physical work. If you are not prepared to work hard or are looking for a soft job, don't go into Landscaping. Design is very sexy at the moment, everyone wants to be a designer, a Landscape Designer. It's different on the ground, you have to be out there on sites in all weather and you have to make sure projects are managed well and you're able to muck in with everyone else. Biology is most important for anyone going into Horticulture or Landscaping as it covers propagation and helps with the identification of plant names, species and families through the universal use of Latin. Chemistry is also helpful as the use of various chemicals is a constant in horticulture. The chemical content and dangers of fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides in use in Amenity Horticulture needs to be understood anyone going into this business. Geography would be a relevant subject as well. Also, the simple things like having a full, clean driving licence, which can make you a lot more employable if you are trying for a job with a Landscape Conractor. This indicates that you are more mobile and can also drive a company van if needed. Be sure you're happy with the outdoor life. Having taken a Horticulture course will give you an advantage. However, it's possible to take a job first and study later, e.g. in IT Blanchardstown it is possible to study at night. I think you cannot beat doing the Diploma Course in the National Botanic Gardens because it is a good practical course which also covers all the theory and is invaluable for gaining plant knowledge.
Close

Naturalist?
Naturalist
Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

Cavan Monaghan ETB Training Services
Limerick IT - LIT
Liberties College
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Details

logo imagelogo image
<
Back to CourseFinder
 0

CK101
Arts - Applied Mathematics

Ed Zone

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.

Career Opportunities
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....
340

2017 Points

340

Change
-10
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

Applied Mathematics is the application of Mathematics to the modeling and solving of practical, real world problems. It is at the core of many disciplines, ranging from Business, Finance, and Economics, through Geography and Geology to all branches of Engineering and the Sciences. The First Year course in Arts assumes no previous knowledge of Applied Mathematics and there is extensive tutorial support available throughout the year.

Course Details header image

From College Website...
Go...
CK101 - Arts - Applied Mathematics
UCC (NUI)

From Qualifax...
Go...
CK101 - Arts - Applied Mathematics
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Entry Requirementsheader image

To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

QQI FET/FETAC Links header image

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)
Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M0528  Media Production
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
  5M18294  Office Informatics
  5M18518  Media Production
  5M18519  Film and Television Production
AACDX  5M1984  Art, Craft and Design
AAXXX  5M1985  Art
AGDXX  5M1995  Graphic Design
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
CSSXX  5M2110  Security Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
ADESX  5M2208  Design
  5M2767  Logistics and Distribution
  5M3782  Health Service Skills
  5M5028  Applied Ecology
  5M5048  Creative Media
DOREC  5M5148  Outdoor Sport and Recreation
  5M5151  Performing Arts
  5M5162  Media Engineering
  5M5165  Trade Union Studies
  6M0691  Software Development
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M18534  Film and Television Production
  6M2115  Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
  6M2218  Social and Vocational Integration
  6M2263  Inclusive Education and Training
  6M2382  Telecommunications Access Networks Technology
  6M3115  Information, Advice and Advocacy
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development
EPHOT  6M3732  Photography
  6M4385  Retail Management
BMANX  6M4587  Management
  6M4749  Leisure Facility Supervisory Management
  6M4978  Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
CSOAX  6M4980  Security Operations
BALBX  6M4985  Business

Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in any 4 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification.

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

Career Progression header image

As a graduate, your technical, practical and numeracy skills, as well as the soft skills you have acquired, such as oral and written presentation skills and the ability to work in teams, will prepare you for a wide range of employment opportunities. 

A degree in Applied Mathematics will be seen by employers as evidence that you are able to think independently and quickly learn new skills.

Recent graduates have embarked on careers in primary and secondary level teaching, in software/computing, in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, and in engineering-based industries such as electronics. They have also become management consultants, actuaries, bankers and accountants.



Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Precision Engineering Limerick IT - LIT 
Arts - Mathematical Studies University College Cork - UCC 
Industrial Physics (Joint UCC and CIT) University College Cork - UCC 
Mathematics (Common Entry) University of Limerick - UL 
Arts - Mathematics University of Limerick - UL 
Physics for Modern Technology Waterford IT - WIT 
Arts - Applied Mathematics University College Cork - UCC 
Science in Physics (Common Entry) University of Limerick - UL 
Physical Sciences (Common Entry) Cork Institute of Technology - CIT 
Physical Sciences (Common Entry) Cork Institute of Technology - CIT 
Financial Mathematics University of Limerick - UL 
Applied Physics and Instrumentation Cork Institute of Technology - CIT 
Mathematical Sciences University College Cork - UCC 
Arts - Mathematics University College Cork - UCC 
Data Science and Analytics University College Cork - UCC 
Physics and Astrophysics University College Cork - UCC 


Download our
Leaving Cert
Points Calculator

and Course Search App pointsCalcImage

Download our Points Calculator on the app store
Download CAOCalc+ on the google paly store