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I would strongly recommend a career in tax to any students who are considering it. Tax professionals are in high demand from employers and can add real value to any business. It is a challenging and rewarding career which can place you at the heart of business decision making. It can also be an excellent springboard to other careers in finance.

Just recently a new Chief Financial Officer was appointed to Irish Distillers who was formerly the Pernod Ricard Group tax director! Also do your research about the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification – from my own experience, the course is very practical and relevant to my day to day job. It provides a structured framework for achieving the knowledge of tax law and skills required to be an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).

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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course will introduce techniques and skills required to design and develop external spaces. During the year you will explore concepts surrounding landscape design, construction and maintenance incorporating sustainable and environmental techniques.

What will you Study?

Work Practice 5N1433
Plant Protection 5N2546
Building Construction 5N1570
Plant Identification and Use 5N2527
Soil Science and Growing Media 5N2530
Communications 5N0690
Architectural Drawing 5N1558
Organic Principles and Standards
Landscape Construction and Maintenance 5N1908
Ornamental Horticulture 5N2548
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Land Manager   Agricultural Officer  
Landscape Architect / Designer   Food Technologist  
Food Scientist   Food Safety Consultant  
Geotechnician   Biosystems Engineer  
Landscape Scientist   Agricultural Scientist   
Animal Nutritionist/Feed Nutritionist   Professional Horse / Event Rider  
Farmer - Dairy   Herd Manager - Dairy  
Farm Assistant - Dairy   Forestry Professional  
Cartographer    Tree Surgeon/Arborist  
Horticultural Scientist   Agricultural Scientist / Agronomist  
Greenkeeper / Amenity Horticulturalist   Horticultural Manager  
Groundsperson   Dairy Industry Research Scientist  
Farmer - Dry Stock   Farm Manager  
Garden Centre Worker   Brewer  
Agricultural Adviser   Agricultural Engineer  
Screen Printer   Illustrator  
Sculptor   Digital Media Designer  
Arts Administrator   Typographer  
Ceramics Designer   Animator  
Architect - Conservation   Architect  
Taxidermist   Packaging Designer  
CAD Technician   Camera Operator  
Craft Designer   Dressmaker  
Industrial/Product Designer   Photographer  
Potter / Ceramicist   Graphic Designer  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Costume Designer  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Interior Architect / Designer  
Creative Director   Artist  
Textile Designer   Film / Video Editor  
Fashion Designer   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Modelmaker   Musical Instrument Technician  
French Polisher   Glassmaker  
Instrument Craftsperson   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Teacher - Art and Design   
Conservation Officer - Nature   Teacher - Agricultural Science  
Butcher - Retail   Veterinary Practitioner / Surgeon  
Animal Breeder   Veterinary Nurse  
Gamekeeper   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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