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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education


4M1994 QQI Level 4 Full Award over 2 years


The Back To Education Initiative provides part-time Further Education programmes for young people and adults. The aim is to give people an opportunity to combine a return to learning with family, work and other responsibilities.  The course will be run part time over 2 years, 4 modules will be covered each year.

Entry Requirements

  • A personal interview.
  • We also welcome applications from mature students on all our courses.

Course Content

Year 1 (9615)

  • Safe Horticultural Practice
  • Communications
  • Growing Vegetables 
  • Horticultural Science

Year 2 (9625)

  • Plant Identification, Care & Maintenance
  • Work Experience
  • Growing Fruit
  • Plant Propagation

Assessment and Certification

QQI Level 4 Full Award (4M21994)

Career Opportunities

Students may progress to QQI Level 5 full-time courses in Horticulture or another level 5 programme

Course Code: 

9615 and 9625


Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

T 01 834 2333 / 01 834 2450 F 01 834 7242 E W

Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board