L5 (Component Award) Plant ID and Use


About the Course

Th e Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin and Teagasc Kildalton College, Co. Kilkenny are offering a QQI Level 5 component award in Plant Indentification and Use, which will equip the learner with the knowledge and skill to identify a wide range of horticultural plants, their characteristics and their use in different horticultural situations. Th is course will lead to a minor award at NFQ Level 5 (5N2527).

Who should Apply?

Th is course is designed for anyone who wants to get involved in horticulture on a part-time basis while gaining an approved level 5 minor award.

People who are currently working in other careers but who feel that they have always wanted to learn more about horticulture.

Th is module offers participants a chance to study at the National Botanic Gardens and Kildalton College. By taking other Level 5 modules students may be able to build towards a major award of QQI Level 5.

Further progression is also possible to level 6 and level 7 horticulture.

Module Content

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Explain the binomial plant nomenclature system

• Explain technical plant terminology

• Identify a range of common plants at different stages

• Select suitable plants for different planting situations

• Plant a range of plants using safe working practices

Course Structure

Th e course is offered in one 3 hour session per week over a 28 week period commencing in early September and running through to May. Students will be required to undertake plant identification, select plants from a range of different planting situations and plant a range of plants according to accepted codes of practice and with regard to using safe work practices in the Botanic Gardens and at Teagasc Kildalton College. These skills will be assessed by college personnel.

Application forms are available from the College office, Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture,

Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. Tel: 01-8040201 or Email: botanic.college@teagasc.ie

Teagasc Kildalton Agriculture & Horticulture College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 051-644400 or Email: kildalton.college@teagasc.ie

From the Teagasc website: www.teagasc.ie