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If it is possible to get some work experience during the summer holidays or weekends, it would be great. Find out if there are any positions (voluntary or otherwise) available in your local IT or University. Get involved in a hobby such as model making, this would be very helpful as it would help with dexterity & impart an understanding of the ways in which different materials interact when assembled together.
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Sustainable Landscapes

Course Code(s):  6M4334
QQI Award Code:  6M4334 Horticulture
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Pearse College of Further Education

Pearse College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4334
QQI Award Code 6M4334 Horticulture
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course 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 will you Study?

Nursery Stock Production
Sustainable Horticulture
Tree and Shrub Management
Landscape Design and Construction
Customer Service
Entrepreneurship
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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CHORT 6M4334

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