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VTOS Horticulture

HORTICULTURE AT CABRA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Starts September 2018)vtos horticulture course

(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.)

Qualification / Certification

QQI Level 5 Award in Horticulture 5M2586.

What is the course about?

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, Landscape/Construction. Students on this course are assisted with work experience placements.

Study areas:

  • Plant Identification & Use
  • Soil Science
  • Work Experience
  • Plant Protection
  • Plant Science
  • Communications
  • Landscape Construction & Design
  • Biodiversity

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.

Career/Progression opportunities:

Will this course improve my career potential? 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, Organic Food Production and even Starting Your Own Business.

How can I join?

You can apply in writing or by telephone to:

Ask for Patricia McStay, VTOS Coordinator at Cabra Community College, Dublin 7.

Telephone: 01-8389577 School Email:

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