Level 5

RefCourse titleFT/PTHubElectives
5M2586 Commercial Horticulture FTHorticulture, Ecological Science & Environmental Engineering
5M5010 Sustainable Design Technologies (BTEI Part time) PTHorticulture, Ecological Science & Environmental Engineering
5M5010 Sustainability & the Built Environment (Full Time) FTHorticulture, Ecological Science & Environmental Engineering
5M2586 Gardening and Landscape Design FTHorticulture, Ecological Science & Environmental Engineering
5M5028 Applied Ecology & Biodiversity FTHorticulture, Ecological Science & Environmental Engineering
5M5028 Sustainable Organic Horticulture FTHorticulture, Ecological Science & Environmental Engineering
5M2586 Organic Gardening FTHorticulture, Ecological Science & Environmental Engineering
5M2586

Organic Gardening

Full time

For full details of a programme click individual course link above.

Aim

These courses lead to Horticulture QQI level 5 5M2586. Students are provided with practical knowledge of horticulture, landscape design, garden maintenance and plant propagation making it the perfect course for those wishing to gain employment with Landscapers, Public Parks, Nurseries and Garden Centers.

Core Modules
  • Communications
  • Work Practice
  • Plant Science
  • Plant Protection
  • Design Skills
  • Environmental Studies
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Building Services
  • Building Construction
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Work Experience
  • Thermal Insulation Installation
  • Soil Science and Growing Media
  • Plant Identification and Use
Elective Modules
  • Plant Identification and Use
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Soil Science and Growing Media
  • Fruit & Vegetable Production
  • Plant Propagation
  • Landscape Construction & Maintenance
  • Sustainable Water Management
  • Garden Design
  • Plant Science
  • Biological Diversity
  • Permaculture Design
  • Ecological Field Methods
  • Environmental Studies

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Level 6

RefCourse titleFT/PTHubElectives
6M4334 Landscape Design Construction (BTEI) Year 2 PTHorticulture, Ecological Science & Environmental Engineering
6M4334 Landscape Design Construction (BTEI) Year 1 PTHorticulture, Ecological Science & Environmental Engineering
6M4334 Sustainable Parks Supervision (BTEI) Year 2 PTHorticulture, Ecological Science & Environmental Engineering
6M4334 Market Gardening PTHorticulture, Ecological Science & Environmental Engineering
6M4334 Sustainable Parks Supervision (BTEI) Year 1 PTHorticulture, Ecological Science & Environmental Engineering
6M4334

Market Gardening

Part time

For full details of a programme click individual course link above.

Aim

These courses lead to Horticulture QQI Level 6 6M4334. These two courses are perfect to gain employment at a supervisory level with landscapers, public parks, large estates and the allotment industry and the specialist modules on offer allow students to select based on their chosen area of interest. The general aim of these courses is to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of two major areas in the horticulture industry namely supervision in the landscaping industry, or alternatively supervising the preparation and cultivation of a site suitable to food crop production and harvesting. Some courses are offered on a part-time basis (criteria apply).

Core Modules
  • Landscape Design and Construction
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Sustainable Horticulture
  • Garden & Parks Supervision
  • Team Leadership
  • Tree & Shrub Management
  • Market Gardening
  • Parks Supervision
Elective Modules
  • Nursery/Organic Stock Products
  • Work Practice

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Ecology and Horticulture Hub General Information
Work Placement/Gardening Projects
Practical experience is an integral part of the course. The College has established the following practices to enhance learners’ exposure to horticulture:

Experience with Landscape Design real projects
Garden maintenance in public parks, private gardens and college grounds
Exciting learning through practical science experiments
Regular experience growing vegetables in college allotment
College trips to include Botanic Gardens, Hook Head, Nurseries, Parks etc.
Community support: Designing and helping to build a garden for St Michael’s House
Maintaining the gardens of Simpson’s Nursing Home and helping with the Airfield

Employment and Career Opportunities Examples
A wide variety of employment opportunities exist in Domestic Landscaping, Private Gardens, Public Parks and Nurseries, market gardens, managing your allotment and Garden Centers. The Design elective allows students to look after large gardens while the market gardening elective prepares learners to cultivate a site suitable to food crop production, have acquired skills in propagation, cultivation and harvesting of food crops.
Progression Examples
Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to our two year part-time programme in Horticulture Supervision or Market Gardening Supervision at level 6 or alternatively graduates may be eligible for advanced progression procedures to year 2 of Higher Certificate/Degree programmes in Horticulture through the CAO application process

IT Blanchardstown, BN113 Horticulture
National Botanic Gardens, Horticulture
UCD, DN272 Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management (LC Ordinary Level Maths required)