Advanced Certificate in Horticulture

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Course Duration: One Year Fulltime

Awarding Body: QQI Progression: Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (Level 7 in collaboration with WIT) (WD097)

Location: National Botanic Gardens College Campus Ashtown

Application: Directly to the College

Funding: Teagasc Student Maintenance Grant (Means tested)

Course Content  The course comprises of four dierent streams of learning:

NB: Learning streams will only run subject to adequate numbers

  • Landscaping Design and Construction
  • Food Production
  • Nursery Stock Production
  • Sportsturf

Course Aims

This course provides students with the opportunity to acquire management knowledge and skills to effectively manage and carry out day to day tasks and long term management of parks and gardens and commercial horticultural enterprises. The course is suitable for those:

• Seeking employment as supervisors, technicians, unit managers

• Seeking employment in the horticultural business service sector

• Transferring to Year 2 of BSc in Horticulture Level 7 (WIT)

Admission and Entry Requirements

Students who have successfully achieved a Certificate in Horticulture QQI Level 5, may progress to the Advanced Certificate in Horticulture QQI Level 6.

Progression

Students who successfully complete the Advanced Certificate in Horticulture Level 6 with a merit or distinction are eligible to apply for the Advanced Entry to Year 2 of BSc in Horticulture Level 7 (WIT) which is conducted in the College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. NB: Bridging studies are also required. 

Application Procedures

Students should apply directly to the College, contact details below. Application forms are available from the college or www.teagasc.ie/botanicgardens

Course Fees

A course fee is applied to this course. Please contact the college for current fees.

Further Information

Teagasc, College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

Tel: 01-8040201

Email: botanic.college@teagasc.ie

Web: www.teagasc.ie/botanicgardens

 

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