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Kinsale College of Further Education

Kinsale College of Further Education

Permaculture - Sustainable Horticulture


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

 
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Description...
Sustainable Horticulture/Permaculture is a science based course offering a practical and wide-ranging learning experience in a unique and thriving college community.

Kinsale has a strong tradition of food and farming, as well as providing a near-idyllic environment for exploring ecology and the natural environment. The course is a mixture of classroom-based talks, practical activities, site visits, master classes from a range of visiting specialists and group project work.

 

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.

Permaculture Design 5N1617
Plant Protection 5N2546
Plant Science 5N2528
Plant Identification & Use 5N2527
Soil Science & Growing Media 5N2530
Organic Production 5N2549
Biodiversity and the Natural Environment 5N2547
Work Practice 5N1433
Team Working 5N0690

 

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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

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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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