Horticulture (Part-time) Level 4

Horticulture (Part-time) Level 4

1 Year Part Time Course
QQI Levels 4

I have always been interested in gardening and wanted to learn more about growing different types of flowers and vegetables.

About The Course

‘The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.’
– Gertrude Jekyll

This part-time course at QQI Level 4 is aimed at students who wish to know more about gardening, either for hobby purposes or to pursue further studies and progress to QQI Level 5.

It is a practical ‘hands on’ course which will teach you about plants, planting, seed choices, vegetables, managing pest control, pruning, composting and soil matters.

Highlights for last years’ students include learning about ornamental plants and how to maintain them and growing vegetables from seed to harvest.

The Back to Education Initiative (BTEI)

The Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) provides part-time further education courses for young people and adults. Those in receipt of unemployment payments or means-tested social welfare benefits, holders of medical cards and their dependants are entitled to free tuition. Others will be required to pay the appropriate college fees.

Subjects
  • Plant Identification, Care and
  • Maintenance
  • Growing Vegetables
  • Horticultural Science
  • Information Technology
  • Communications
  • Woodcraft

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Certification

QQI Horticulture 4M1994 Components

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants will be interviewed and should demonstrate a proven interest in gardening.

Mature Applicants

Mature students are welcome to apply.

Interview

All applicants will be interviewed.

Progression Opportunities and Employment Prospects

Progression Opportunities

Students may progress to QQI Level 5 courses.

Employment Prospects

This is a pathway to working in the areas of garden centres, ground maintenance.

Graduate Profile

Seedling

 

“I have always been interested in gardening and wanted to learn more about growing different types of flowers and vegetables. I love the outdoor work and socializing with the class mates. I would eventually like to do garden maintenance or landscaping.”

John. Horticulture at ICFE