‘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.
Course Director: Amanda Maguire
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.
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
QQI Horticulture 4M1994 Components
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants will be interviewed and should demonstrate a proven interest in gardening.
Mature students are welcome to apply.
All applicants will be interviewed.
Students may progress to QQI Level 5 courses.
This is a pathway to working in the areas of garden centres and ground maintenance.
“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
I have always been interested in gardening and wanted to learn more about growing different types of flowers and vegetables.