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Organic Horticulture (Horticulture) | 5M2586

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
  • Education: NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme. CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.
  • Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course
  • Previous Experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

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.

LCFE Funding