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Is this course for you?

Our hands-on and practical course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to work in the dynamic and developing Horticulture sector. Students will study areas such as Plant Identification, Plant Science, Soil Management and Fruit & Veg Production. Students on this course are assisted with work experience placements.

Study areas:

Plant Identification & Use.
Soil Science and Growing Media
Work Practice.
Plant Protection.
Plant Science.
Ornamental Horticulture.
Plant Propagation.
Fruit and Vegetable Production

Please note the components listed above may vary occasionally.

How will I learn? How will I be assessed?

You will have a mixture of classroom-based subjects, practicals and work placements. You will be expected to complete assignments throughout the year and exams for some modules will take place at the end of the year.

What we would like from you!

Applicants with a passion for working with nature, a willingness to work hard, an interest in plants and gardening.

What qualifications will I get when I finish the course?

QQI Level 5 Award in Horticulture 5M2586

Career opportunities and progression:

On successful completion of the course students can apply to Universities, Institutes of Technology and University Access Programs to study at degree level. This course will also provide you with a variety of career opportunities such as working in Landscaping and Gardening Centres, Parks/Grounds Keeping (OPW or City/Council Councils), Organic Food Production and even Starting Your Own Business.

VTOS Programme:

This is a VTOS programme open to unemployed adults who are receiving a Social Protection payment. To qualify for this programme, you must be receiving a Social Protection payment for at least 6 months and be over 21 years of age.

Further information:

Further information on eligibility or entry requirements please contact:
Ms Deirdre Finneran, VTOS Coordinator
Telephone: 01 844 3250 (During term time)
Telephone: 01 834 2333 (Outside term time)


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