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Carlow Institute of Further Education
VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, KILKENNY ROAD, CARLOW
TEL: 059 913 1187  |  FAX: 059 914 3521  |  INFO@CARLOWIFE.IE
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FIELD: AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE & COMPUTING
COURSE DETAILS

GARDENING & LANDSCAPE

 

COURSE CODE: 5M2586
 
COURSE/PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR: JOSEPHINE CALVEY
 
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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
  • Mathematics
  • Soil Science and Growing Media
  • Communications
  • Food Crops
  • Organic Production Principles
     

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
  • Gardening
  • Own Business

CERTIFICATION

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

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

HIGHER EDUCATION

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

GARDA VETTING

Garda Vetting is a requirement on courses / programmes where students / learners have access to children or vulnerable adults.  Prior to attending work experience students / learners must be vetted by the Gardai.  All students / learners being offered a place on a course/programme will be issued with Garda Vetting forms by post with the course offer. 

Students / learners who have lived outside the jurisdiction of Ireland / Northern Ireland and for whom Garda Vetting is unavailable are required to provide vetting from the relevant police authorities.

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