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Garden Design

Course Code(s):  5M2586 DK
QQI Award Code:  5M2586 Horticulture
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course will provide learners with unique training and educational opportunities to become part of the horticulture profession. The college has extensive grounds, a large poly-tunnel and laboratories in which the learners can study botany and soil science together with propagation and design theory and practice. The course has a good mixture of theory based lessons and practical work, which aims to facilitate all learning styles.

What will you Study?

Plant Science 5N2528
Soil Science
Work Practice 5N1433
Landscape Construction and Maintenance 5N1908
Plant Identification and Use 5N2527
Nursery Stock Production
Plant Propogation
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Communications 5N0690
Plant Protection 5N2546

Mathematics will be offered as an extra subject if learner requires it for further study
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
COHOR 5M2586

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Officer   Landscape Architect / Designer  
Biosystems Engineer   Food Safety Consultant  
Geotechnician   Food Technologist  
Food Scientist   Landscape Scientist  
Farmer - Dairy   Agricultural Adviser  
Forester - Professional   Cartographer   
Arborist   Horticultural Manager  
Groundsperson   Brewer  
Dairy Industry Scientist   Horticultural Scientist  
Agricultural Scientist   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Farm Manager   Screen Printer  
Digital Media Designer   Architect - Conservation  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Textile Designer  
Industrial Designer   Packaging Designer  
Typographer   Illustrator  
Arts Administrator   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Graphic Designer   Film / Video Editor  
Fashion Designer   Dressmaker  
Creative Director   Camera Operator  
CAD Technician   Architect  
Interior Architect / Designer   Animator  
Sculptor   Potter / Ceramicist  
Photographer   Costume Designer  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Artist  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Modelmaker  
Glassmaker   Musical Instrument Technician  
Instrument Craftsperson   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Teacher - Art and Design    Conservation Officer - Nature  
Teacher - Agricultural Science   Environmental Technician  
Timber Technologist   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
Art, Craft & Design
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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