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.
- Plant Science
- Plant Identification and Use
- Work Experience
- Landscape Construction and Maintenance
- Mathematics (Optional)
- Soil Science and Growing Media
- Food Crops
- Organic Production Principles
Students who qualify in this area can pursue further study and a career in:
- Garden Centres
Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC): Level 5 - Certificate in Horticulture
Due to ongoing developments in FETAC, award names and content are subject to change.
FETAC graduates are eligible to apply to Institutes of Technology and Universities for follow-on courses.
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.