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Engineer - Carbon

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People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.

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Horticulture

Course Code(s):  5M2586
QQI Award Code:  5M2586 Horticulture
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2586
QQI Award Code 5M2586 Horticulture
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This QQI Level 5 course will equip students with recognised training which will help them to serve in a variety of challenging positions in the expanding and interesting field of Horticulture. It will also allow them to progress to further studies should they so wish.

What will you Study?

Plant Identification and Use 5N2527
Plant Science 5N2528
Soil Science and Growing Media 5N2530
Plant Propagation 5N2547
Work Practice 5N1433
Plant Protection 5N2546
Communications 5N0690
Health and Safety at Work 5N1794
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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COHOR 5M2586

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Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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