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Horticultural Studies

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Central Technical Institute Senior College

Central Technical Institute Senior College
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This full time PLC course aims to familiarise students with different aspects of the horticultural industry, and provide students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be successful in pursuing their chosen career. The course will enhance and broaden educational parameters enabling students to obtain access to third level institutions, apprenticeships and gainful employment. Students will have first hand experience working outdoors and growing and developing plants and vegetables. Students attending this course will develop knowledge and skills in horticultural areas.

What will you Study?

Work Practice 5N1433
Plant Protection 5N2546
Plant Science 5N2528
Plant Identification and Use 5N2527
Soil Science and Growing Media 5N2530
Communications 5N0690
Fruit and Vegetable Production
Computer Aided Design 5N1604
Start Your Own Business 5N1418
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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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