Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Padraig Parle from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Padraig Parle

Teacher - Special Needs

Department of Education and Skills

Read more

  Padraig Parle
It is essential to be a very patient and organised person. Also you must have a sense of humour, be easy going and not take yourself too seriously.
Close

Realist?
Realist 
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

Killester College of Further Education 
Galway-Mayo IT - GMIT 
Ormonde College of Further Education 
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Information

logo imagelogo image
College of Further Education Dundrum

College of Further Education Dundrum

Gardening & Landscape Design


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

 
Return to List
Must be registered to save to Career File


Description...
This course will provide students with a thorough practical knowledge of Horticulture, Landscape Design, Garden Maintenance & Plant Propagation making it the perfect program to gain employment with Landscapers, Public Parks, Nurseries & Garden Centres. It also facilitates progression to Horticulture Programmes at Level 6.

 

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 Science
Soil Science
Plant Protection
Plant Identification & Use
Work Practice
Communications
Garden Design
Plant Propagation
Ornamental Gardening

 

Important: 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.

 

Further Research...

Go...
Course Details - from College Website
Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available).
spacer
Course Details - from Qualifax
Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available).
DISCLAIMER
These links are to web sites outside of CareersPortal and we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


More Course Suggestions...
The following courses are related to the course above and are from colleges in the same region. These might be worth exploring further. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings.
Course Title College
Interior Design Blackrock Further Education Institute 
Horticulture - Amenity Pearse College of Further Education 
Graphic Design  
Art, Graphics & Printmaking - Visual Communications - Portfolio Preparation Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Horticulture Killester College of Further Education 
Art. Craft & Design - Portfolio Preparation Sallynoggin College of Further Education 
Photography Sallynoggin College of Further Education 
Art. Design & Mixed Media Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Art & Design Inchicore College of Further Education 
Fibre Art (Textile/Fine Applied Arts) - HND Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Art - Portfolio Preparation Greenhills College 
Photography Stillorgan College of Further Education 
Art & Design Portfolio Preparation Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education 
Art Foundation Stillorgan College of Further Education 
Art, Design & Three Dimensional Studies - Portfolio Preparation Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Interior Design  
Animation Drawing Studies Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Photography St. Kevin's College Crumlin 
Visual Communications Graphic Design) - HND Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Art College - Portfolio Preparation Colaiste Ide College of Further Education 
Design in Multimedia Computing Crumlin College of Further Education 
Photography - Portfolio Preparation Marino College of Further Education 
Landscape Design - HND Blackrock Further Education Institute 
Food Science Colaiste Ide College of Further Education 
Graphic Design & Illustration Marino College of Further Education 
Furniture Design and Making Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute 
Multimedia and Web Design - HND Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Illustration - HND Ballyfermot College of Further Education 
Organic Gardening Pearse College of Further Education 
Landscape Design Pearse College of Further Education 
Computer Aided Design Pearse College of Further Education 
Fashion and Textiles - Advanced Colaiste Ide College of Further Education 
Art, Craft & Design College of Further Education Dundrum 
Horticulture College of Amenity Horticulture. National Botanic Gardens 
Horticulture Advanced College of Amenity Horticulture. National Botanic Gardens 
Ecology in Ireland Pearse College of Further Education 
Photography  
Musical Instrument Making & Repair Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute 
Food Science Pearse College of Further Education 
Nutrition & Dietetics Whitehall College of Further Education 
Art & Craft - Professional Practice Liberties College 
Art, Craft & Design - Portfolio Preparation Liberties College 
Animation Pulse College 
Musical Instrument Making and Repair - Advanced Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute 
Graphic Design Blackrock Further Education Institute 
Food Science Whitehall College of Further Education 
Crafts and Textiles College of Further Education Dundrum 
Photography - Advanced St. Kevin's College Crumlin 
Industrial Design Blackrock Further Education Institute 
Commercial Floristry Sallynoggin College of Further Education 
Animation (Part Time) Pulse College 
Fashion Design Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education 
Art Greenhills College 

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   Landscape Architect / Designer  
Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food   Food Safety Consultant  
Geotechnician   Food Technologist  
Food Scientist   Landscape Scientist  
Farmer - Dairy   Agricultural Adviser  
Forester - Professional   Cartographer   
Arborist   Horticultural Manager  
Groundsperson   Brewer  
Dairy Industry Scientist   Horticultural Scientist  
Agricultural Scientist   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Farm Manager   Screen Printer  
Digital Media Designer   Architect - Conservation  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Textile Designer  
Industrial Designer   Packaging Designer  
Typographer   Illustrator  
Arts Administrator   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Graphic Designer   Film/Video Tape Editor  
Fashion Designer   Dressmaker  
Creative Director   Camera Operator  
CAD Technician   Architect  
Interior Architect / Designer   Animator  
Sculptor   Potter / Ceramicist  
Photographer   Costume Designer  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Artist  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Modelmaker  
Glassmaker   Musical Instrument Technician  
Instrument Craftsperson   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Teacher - Art and Design    Conservation Officer - Nature  
Teacher - Agricultural Science   Environmental Technician  
Timber Technologist   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  

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
Art, Craft & Design
Note: Use the 'Back' button on your browser to return to this page from these links.

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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

Old Code

New Code

COHOR 

5M2586