|QQI Award Code
This course involves 28 weeks of horticultural class work and skills and a four week Practical Learning Period (PLP) in a Teagasc approved horticultural unit. In an average week, students will spend three days at the college and two days skills training in a Dublin Local Authority Park.
By combining class work at the National Botanic Gardens with horticultural work and skills training at the Dublin Local Authority Parks, students receive a balanced approach to the skill and knowledge required to start a career in horticulture or to progress on to a higher level horticultural course.Download course details PDF
What will you Study?
Subjects studied include:
• Identification and Use of Plants, Trees, Bulbs, Herbaceous Plants
• Soils and Plant Sciences
• Weed, Pest and Disease Control
• Hard Landscaping and Garden Design
• Plant Propagation
• Fruit/Vegetable Production
• Ornamental Horticulture
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