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Horticulture - Advanced

Course Code(s):  6M4334
QQI Award Code:  6M4334 Horticulture
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Westport College of Further Education

Westport College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4334
QQI Award Code 6M4334 Horticulture
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is geared for students who want to be involved in the horticulture industry, varying in scale from intensive plant fruit and vegetable cultivation to providing organic fruit and vegetables for the family.

Students are taught all aspects of the business end of the Horticulture Industry. The science, technology and business involved in plant cultivation is covered.

What will you Study?

Market Gardening 6N3614
Organic Crop Production 6N3621
Entrepreneurship 6N1941
Sustainable Horticulture 6N3626
Tree and Shrub Management 6N3624
Communications
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Progression to CAO Courses

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CHORT 6M4334

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