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Michael Bohane

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BioPharmachem Ireland

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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.

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Pearse College of Further Education

Pearse College of Further Education


 

Sustainable Design and Innovation


Course Code:  6M4334
Award Code(s):  5M2208
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course has been running successfully for the past two years and provides the student with the opportunity to explore alternatives and up-grades to conventional design practice in order to create a rewarding, resource-rich, environment for generations to come.

Students will be encouraged to examine sustainable horticulture and design techniques, with emphasis on conservation of resources, respect for our cultural and natural heritage, the use of recycled materials and alternative energies.

 

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.

Nursery Stock Production
Sustainable Horticulture
Tree and Shrub Management
Landscape Design and Construction
Customer Service
Entrepreneurship

 

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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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5M2208