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Carlow Institute of Further Education
VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, KILKENNY ROAD, CARLOW
TEL: 059 913 1187  |  FAX: 059 914 3521  |  CIFE.INFO@KILKENNYCARLOWETB.IE
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TECHNOLOGY, SCIENCE AND BUSINESS FACULTY
COURSE DETAILS

COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN & GARDENING

 

COURSE CODE: 5M2586
 
COURSE/PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR: MARTIN QUIGLEY
 
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This is a one-year course/programme for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Horticulture, Landscaping, Organic Farming and general gardening. This course will enable Learners to identify suitable plants for different gardens. It will incorporate garden design and practical garden skills.
 

COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT

  • Plant Science
  • Plant Identification and Use
  • Work Experience
  • Landscape Construction and Maintenance
  • Fruit and Vegetable Production
  • Soil Science and Growing Media
  • Communications
  • Design
  • Plant Protection 

FEEDBACK FROM PAST STUDENTS

Stacey BeckettI found this course extremely beneficial as a first stepping stone towards my career in landscaping. All modules covered within it benefited me greatly when I began working in this sector. I also got to make many friends both young and old and all the tutors were very helpful in working with me to get the grades I wished to achieve. I am currently working for a landscaping company and many of the skills I have are a credit to me doing this course. I would highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in garden and landscaping.
Stacey Beckett
 
 

CAREER PROSPECTS

Students who qualify in this area can pursue further study and a career in:

  • Garden Centres
  • Landscaping
  • Agriculture
  • Gardening
  • Own Business
  • Nursery

CERTIFICATION

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI): Level 5 - Certificate in Horticulture

Due to ongoing developments in QQI, award names and content are subject to change.

HIGHER EDUCATION

QQI graduates are eligible to apply to Institutes of Technology and Universities for follow-on courses.

 

GARDA VETTING

See notes on Page 19 of the prospectus

Eligible for Round Zero Offers - Please refer to the prospectus for more details

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