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Liam Doyle

Hotel Manager

Failte Ireland

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Don’t give up easily, because there’ll be many obstacles or roadblocks placed in your way. If you enjoy challenges, you’ll enjoy the hotel industry. It is physically and mentally very challenging but also extraordinarily rewarding, a lot more than most other industries, providing you’re willing to stay the course!
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Rossa College

Rossa College

Horticulture


Course Code:  5M2586
Award Code(s):  5M2586
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course creates an awareness of the viability of growing your own. The course concentrates on the growing of food crops, trees, shrubs and decorative plants. It gives an introduction to Plant Identification and Landscaping, which could lead to a career in garden design.

This course is designed for applicants who wish to progress to degree level to study horticulture or landscaping. It will also suit the hobby grower who may be considering expanding into a viable area of business and it is ideal for wishing to work in General Horticulture.

 

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.

Plant identification and use 5N2527
Soil Science and growing media 5N2530
Plant Science 5N2528
Work Practice 5N4133
Plant Protection 5N2546
Plant Propagation 5N2547
Fruit & Vegetable Production 5N2552
Communications 5N0690
Word Processing 5N1358

 

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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

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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5M2586