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Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College

Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This introductory horticultural course is suitable for people who wish to: - Make their careers in horticulture - Assess their area of preference in horticulture - Develop knowledge and skills in horticultural areas - Progress to an Advanced Certificate in Horticulture - Transfer to linked courses through the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

What will you Study?

This introductory horticultural course is suitable for people who wish to:

  • Make their careers in horticulture
  • Assess their area of preference in horticulture
  • Develop knowledge and skills in horticultural areas
  • Progress to an Advanced Certificate in Horticulture
The course consists of 28 weeks course work at a horticultural college and a four- week practical learning period with an approved horticultural unit. Course work concentrates on scientific and economic principles underlying horticulture and the application of these principles to particular enterprises. The four-week practical training period may be in garden centres, nurseries, amenity parks, golf courses or fruit and vegetable production units.
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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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COHOR 5M2586

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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
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