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Horticultural Studies | HSCC

Course Overview

QQI Level 5: Horticulture 5M2586

This 1 year, full-time programme gives learners the opportunity to demonstrate a broad range of knowledge of horticultural plant techniques.  It also covers the range of plant types and horticulture contexts and provision for them in accordance with recommended best practice.

Learners will also learn how to utilise personal skills and suitable equipment safely and effectively work with and care for a range of plant species and environments.  The course will also give learners the skills in how to establish and maintain a range of plant types in a range of horticultural contexts and settings .  Learners will also learn how to contribute effectivley to a team, complying with guidelines and lesiglation in carryout out horticultural tasks and duties.



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Typical Modules

Work Practice
Plant Protection
Plant Science
Soil Science and Growing Media
Fruit & Vegetable Production
Plant Identification and Use
Landscape Construction and Maintenance
Entry Requirements
Employment Opportunities
  • Applicants must have Leaving Certificate, LCA or equivalent.
  • Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are also eligible to apply.
  • Mature learners (over 23) may be exempt from the above academic requirements.
  • In addition applicants will have to undertake an interview.

People who will complete the course may go on to set up their own farmer’s market stalls, run an organic gardening centre.  You may also develop projects introducing organic gardening to school children.  Many people simple develop their own garden and grow more of their own food thus saving money and enjoying the delights of fresh, nutritious and local food.

This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.