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|QQI Award Code:||5M2586 Horticulture|
|QQI Award Code||5M2586 Horticulture|
This one-year programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in horticulture. Graduate of this course may work as a green keeper, landscape gardener, take up positions in a nursery or garden centre, or may set up their own business. The course is also suitable for those already working in horticulture, wishing to gain a relevant qualification.
As part of the programme, students not already working in the field of horticulture will have to gain relevant practical experience during the course.
What will you Study?
Plant Identification and Use 5N2527
Plant Science 5N2528
Soil Science and Growing Media 5N2530
Organic Production 5N2549
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
General Studies Modules:
Furniture Making 5N1275
Work Experience 5N1356
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.
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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