About the Course
The Teagasc college at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin and Kildalton College, Co. Kilkenny are offering a QQI Level 5 component award in Landscape Construction and Maintenance which will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to plan, construct and maintain hard and soft landscape features. The course will lead to a minor award at NFQ level 5 in Landscape Construction and Maintenance (5N1908).
Who should Apply?
This course is designed for anyone interested or involved in planning and building of gardens or the care of plants. It is also suited for people who are currently pursuing careers in the landscape sector or for those who feel that they would like to explore this particular area of horticulture. This module offers participants a chance to study at the Teagasc College, National Botanic Gardens or the Teagasc College of Horticulture, Kildalton College. By taking other Level 5 modules, students may be able to build towards a full major award of QQI Certificate in Horticulture.
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
• describe structural components and construction details
• demonstrate pre-building skills using safe work practices
• construct hard landscape features
• plant a range of plants from a plan
• establish a lawn area using seed and turf
• devise an annual landscape maintenance programme
Course Structure & Cost
The course will be offered in one 3 hour session per week over a 28 week period commencing in early September and running through to mid-May. Each session will comprise hands-on practical / demonstration exercises. Skills learned throughout the year will be assessed at regular intervals. Students will be supplied with appropriate PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) but they will be required to have safety boots and appropriate work trousers for each of the practical / demonstration sessions. Please contact the college of your choice to find more information about the precise structure and delivery of this module and current course fees.
Application forms are available from the College office, Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. Tel: 01-8040201 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teagasc Kildalton Agriculture & Horticulture College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny. Tel: 051-644400 or Email email@example.com
Tel: 051-644400 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Teagasc website: www.teagasc.ie