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Peter LaComber

Consulting Engineer

CRH plc

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  Peter LaComber
Skills - organisation and attention to detail Interests - all things technical Education - basic engineering foundation course (degree or similar)
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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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An tIonad Glas

An tIonad Glas

Organic - Enterprise


Course Code:  6M4334
Award Code(s):  6M4334
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Those who have completed the Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture progress to this full time course which runs from September to September. Learners apply the skills gained at Level 5 to take responsibility and control of the entire production process relating to an Organic Horticultural Enterprise. This involves sowing, planting, maintaining, harvesting, processing and selling organic vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers and trees.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Organic Crop Production (6N3621):
Market Gardening (6N3614):
Sustainable Horticulture (6N3626):
Tree & Shrub Management (6N3624):
Supervisory Skills ( 6N2104):
Communications (6N1950):

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Officer   Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food  
Landscape Scientist   Food Technologist  
Geotechnician   Food Safety Consultant  
Food Scientist   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Agricultural Adviser   Horticultural Scientist  
Agricultural Scientist   Brewer  
Arborist   Dairy Industry Scientist  
Cartographer    Forester - Professional  
Farm Manager   Farmer - Dairy  
Groundsperson   Horticultural Manager  
Engineer - Urban Planning   Conservation Officer - Nature  
Field trials officer   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  
Environmental Technician   Timber Technologist  

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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Progression Routes

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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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