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Organic Growing & Sustainable Living Skills

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 course features lectures, demonstrations and group discussions, field trips and tours. Many of the modules have been specially written by teachers within the Organic and Co-operative movement. Because it is modular based and nationally certified, students wishing to continue to study further can have their awards recognised at whatever level achieved.

What will you Study?

Organic Standards and Principles 5N2550
Fruit and Vegetable Production 5N2552
Soil Science and Growing Media 5N2530
Beekeeping 5N2554
Plant Protection 5N2546
Plant Science 5N2528
Plant Identification and Use 5N2527
Permaculture Design (5M5028
Horticultural Mechanisation 5N2559
Communications 5N0690
Work Practice 5N1433
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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
COHOR 5M2586

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Agricultural Mechanisation Pallaskenry Agricultural College 
Dairy Herd Management Pallaskenry Agricultural College 
Horticulture Studies - East Limerick Campus Limerick College of Further Education 
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Horticultural Studies Limerick College of Further Education 

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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
Earth Science & Environment
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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