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Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 VY63 (our college is located on the grounds of The National Botanic Gardens), Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: DO9 VY63

The College of Amenity Horticulture is located at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, 5km north west of the city centre and is accessible by the 4, 9 and 83 buses.

Having our college located in the National Botanic Gardens provides students with a unique training opportunity. There is a strong tradition of training at the National Botanic Gardens dating back to 1812.

Our aim is to train students for employment in the amenity horticulture industry. We provide our training in association with OPW, Dublin Municipal Parks departments and a large selection of Horticultural Businesses.

Currently we are providing training for 300 students between all our courses. There is a balance of both school leavers and mature participants among the students. The College of Amenity Horticulture is non-residential with students finding accommodation in the locality.

While on courses students are trained in the theory and practice of horticulture and get an opportunity to work in a practical way alongside skilled horticulturalists as part of their training.

Graduates of our courses contribute in many sectors of the horticulture industry, such as, landscape design and construction, garden centres, parks, estate gardens, grounds maintenance and greenkeeping.

All aspects of Horticulture are being studied on our programmes from Level 5 to Level 7 and prospective students should contact the college directly or attend a careers and course day to find out more information.

Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture (Full-time Course - Closed for Application for 2020/2021)

General information & course schedule. This course involves 28 weeks of horticulture class work and skills. It also contains a four week Practical Learning Period (PLP) in a Teagasc approved horticultural unit. In an average week, students will spend three days at college and two days skills training in a Dublin local Authority park.  Course…

Level 5 Component Award - Biodiversity & the Natural Environment (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application for 2020/2021)

The Teagasc college at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin are offering a QQI Level 5 component award in Biodiversity and the Natural Environment which will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to value the natural environment as a sustainable resource. The course will lead to a minor award at NFQ level 5…

Level 5 Component Award - Fruit and Veg Production (Part-time - Closed for Application for 2020/2021)

Course Summary Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture provides a QQI Level 5 Component Award in Fruit and Vegetable production. The course is run at our campus in Ashtown, Dublin 15. It will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to grow and manage a wide range of fruit and vegetables across all seasons. This course will lead to…

Level 5 Component Award - Garden Design (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application for 2020/2021)

Garden Design – Component Award (QQI level 5) This Level 5 Garden Design Component Award is a part time module held a our College located on the grounds of the National Botanic Gardens. It will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to devise basic garden designs using the principles of design.The course…

Level 5 Component Award - Garden Design (Part-Time Summer Course - Closed for Application)

Garden Design – Component Award (QQI level 5) This Level 5 Garden Design Component Award is a part time module held a our College located on the grounds of the National Botanic Gardens. It will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to devise basic garden designs using the principles of design.The course…

Level 5 Component Award - Horticulture Mechanisation (Part-time Course - Closed for Application for 2020/2021)

Course Summary This course is designed for anyone who wants to have the knowledge and skills to operate and maintain a range of hand and powered horticultural machinery and implements.   Who should apply? This course is designed for people who are currently pursuing careers in any of the various horticultural sectors and who wish…

Level 5 Component Award - Plant ID & Use (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application for 2020/2021)

Course Summary The QQI Level 5 component aware in Plant ID and Use will equip the learner with the knowledge , skill and competence to identify a wide range of plants, their characteristics and their uses in different horticultural situations. This course will lead to a minor award at NFQ Level 5 in Plant Identification…

Level 5 Component Award - Plant Propagation (Part-time course - Closed for Application for 2020/2021

Course Summary The QQI level 5 component award in Plant propagation will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence for the propagation of a wide range of plants. This course will lead to a minor award at NFQ Level 5 in Plant Propagation (5N2547)   Who should apply? This course is designed for…

Level 5 Component Award - Plant Propagation (Part-Time Summer Course - Closed for Application)

Course Summary The QQI level 5 component award in Plant propagation will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence for the propagation of a wide range of plants. This course will lead to a minor award at NFQ Level 5 in Plant Propagation (5N2547)   Who should apply? This course is designed for…

Level 5 Component Award - Plant Protection (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application)

Course Summary The QQI level 5 component award in Plant Protection will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to protect plants and horticultural crops from harmful effects of weeds, pests and diseases and to select appropriate, safe and sustainable control measures. This course will lead to a minor award at NFQ Level…

Level 5 Component Award – Landscape Construction & Maintenance (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application for 2020/2021)

Course Summary Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture provides a QQI Level 5 Component Award in Landscape Construction and  Maintenance. The QQI Level 5 Component Award in Landscape Construction and Maintenance will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to plan, construct and maintain hard and soft landscape features. This course will lead to a…

Level 5 Component Award – Leadership (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application for 2020/2021)

Course Summary The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to skillfully lead self and other people in work-related tasks and activities, in a paid or voluntary capacity.   Module Content Analyze the evolving role of leadership over time, to include current and past examples of good…

Level 5 Component Award – Plant Science (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application for 2020/2021)

Course Summary The QQI level 5 component award in Plant Science will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to understand plant structure, processes, growth and development in a horticultural context. Module Content Discuss plant anatomy. Illustrate secondary thickening Describe plant processes and their relationship with environmental factors Outline the life cycle and…

Level 5 Component Award – Soil Science & Growing Media (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application for 2020/2021)

Course Summary The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to evaluate soils and growing media with regard to their utilisation in a horticultural context.   Module Content Explain the origin of soils Investigate soil profiles and summarise soil groups Describe the physical characteristics of growing media…

Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (Full-time - Applications Open)

This course is offered over a 32 week period and will consist of either 24 or 16 weeks of college based work sand 8 or 16 weeks of a practical learning period (PLP) depending on the chosen steam. Course content Subjects included in the QQI Level 6 course will vary with the stream (specific field…

Level 6 Component Award - Ecology & the Environment (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application)

Course Summary The QQI Level 6 component award in Ecology and the Environment will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to assist in the management of the natural environment. The course will lead to the component award at NFQ Level 6 in Ecology and the Environment (6N3645)   Who Should Apply? This…

Level 6 Component Award - Garden Centre Operations (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application)

Course Summary The QQI Level 6 Component Award in Garden Centre Operation will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to Supervise operations in garden centres and other horticulture retail outlets. The course will lead to the component award at NFQ Level 6 in Garden Centre Operations. This course is designed for current employees…

Level 6 Component Award - Landscape Design & Construction (Part-Time Course - Closed of Application)

Course Summary The QQI Level 6 component award in Landscape Design & Construction will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to design a landscape project and take that design to the detailed plan, specification and construction stage. The course will lead to the component award at NFQ Level 6 in Landscape Design…

Level 6 Component Award - Market Gardening (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application)

Course Summary The QQI Level 6 component award in Market Gardening will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to plan and implement production programmes for a full range of fruit and vegetable crops. The course will lead to the component award at NFQ Level 6 in Market Gardening (6N3614)   Who Should…

Level 6 Component Award - Nursery Stock Production (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application)

Course Summary The QQI level 6 component award in Nursery Stock Production will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to perform operations in a nursery stock plant production unit. The course will lead to the component award at NFQ Level 6 in Nursery Stock Production (6N3614) This course is designed for those currently…

Level 6 Component Award - Sportsturf Science & Maintenance (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application)

Course Summary The QQI level 6 component award in Sportsturf Science and Maintenance will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to manage all of the factors that influence the development, quality and maintenance of sportsturf in Ireland. The course will lead to the component award at NFQ Level 6 in Sportsturf Science…

Level 6 Component Award - Tree & Shrub Management (Part-Time Course - Closed for Application)

Course Summary The QQI Level 6 Component Award in Tree and Shrub Management will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in selection, planning and maintenance of trees and shrubs. The course will lead to the to a minor award NFQ Level 5 in Tree and Shrub Management. Who Should Apply? This course is…

Level 7 BSc in Horticulture

BSc in Horticulture (Level 7) This is a 3 year full-time course designed to train you as a professional horticulturist. Horticulturist work in many different areas – managing garden centres, designing gardens, growing fruit and vegetables, maintaining parks, working on golf courses or as horticultural therapists. What are the aims of the course This course…

BSc in Horticulture

What is the BSc in Horticulture course? The WIT BSc in Horticulture course is a full-time, 3-year course designed to train you as a professional horticulturists. You will study horticulture modules, undertake work placement, gain business skills, and graduate from the course having specialised in two major streams of hort study. You will learn about…

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