Horticulture is a training programme to enable people with disabilities or those out of work due to illness or injurty. This course combines practical and theoretical learning to provide students with a comprehensive and applied set of horticultural skills for employment in plant nurseries, garden centres, landscape companies, golf clubs, parks and a range of related areas. These skills are complemented by general skills such as information technology and targeted work experience in a horticultural environment, to give participants an opportunity to apply learning in a real work setting. Students, working at their own pace and using their own learning style, choose eight QQI modules from the list below leading to a QQI Level 4 certificate in Horticulture. This Major Award is recognised both nationally and internationally and helps students progress to employment or further training. Certification is achieved by continuous assessment through practical assignments and projects. Students learn through the medium of group classes, practical demonstrations, individual practice and assignments. Each student can avail of a wide range of supports throughout the course.
DurationUp to 2 years.Modules include Plant Identification, Care and Maintenance; Safe Horticultural Practice; Work Experience; Communications; Information Technology Skills; Personal Effectiveness; Customer Service; Horticultural Science; Plant Propogation; Horticultural Tools and Equipment; Growing Vegetables; Hard Landscape Construction; Establishing Turfgrass; Establishing Ornamental Flowering Plants.
QQI Level 4 Major Award in Horticulture 4M1994