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Horticulture - Professional Horticulture Practice



Horticulture - Professional Horticulture Practice is course run by Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), Dublin. Horticulture - Professional Horticulture Practice gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate. For more information about Horticulture - Professional Horticulture Practice at Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), please review the details below.

Horticulture is an art, craft and a science and this course will introduce the learner to all three aspects of contemporary horticultural practice. Horticulturalists will use their skills and knowledge to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities. Horticulture can enhance the built environment, provide recreational opportunity and deepen our connection to the natural world. Students will gain an understanding of design considerations for gardens, parks and sports facilities. There are expanding opportunities in improved food production in a global world and in creating public recreational spaces that are more environmentally sensitive.

There is a growing concern among consumers about environmental issues such as the quality of the food we eat, the environmental cost of its production, the level of pollution in our living areas, the impact of climate change and the loss of green space and other amenities. The course will develop the students understanding of these issues and enable them to address these issues in a horticultural context.

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Training ProviderInstitute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB)
Course LocationBlanchardstown, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 15
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Course Duration2 years part-time.
Course TimeOnline Lectures (synchronous/live and also recorded & available after lecture session) : Tues & Thurs 6pm-9pm ; Classes at ITB every 2nd Saturday, 9am-4pm ; 1 week per Summer (towards end June) 9am-5pm
Course Fee2,500 per year.
Entry RequirementsA pass in five subjects (ordinary level) to include Mathematics and English or Irish. Foundation level maths at B2 or higher counts as a subject towards the five passes. Or any full level 5 award. Mature applicants (i.e. those who are aged 23 years or more on January 1st in the year of entry) applying for the first level of programmes are exempt from this requirement.
Carear PathCareers may include garden and landscape design, establishment and management of green spaces, sports surfaces, horticultural therapy, food crop production, nursery stock and ornamental plant production and garden centre management. There is considerable scope in self-employment as garden maintenance and landscape contractors, specialist growers and florists. There are increasing opportunities in community development where horticulture can be used to assist social cohesion.
Phone01 885 1530
Course CodeBN033
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