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 Course Code: 5M2586

Course Content

  • Plant Protection
  • Plant Science
  • Plant Identification and Use
  • Soil Science and Growing Media
  • Garden Design
  • Organic Production
  • Plant Propagation
  • Work Practice
  • Communications


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QQI Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture


To provide students with a general all-round knowledge in key aspects of horticulture. Students are offered a good balance of practical and theory based skills including scientific experiments, garden design, plant propagation, plant care and identification.

Progression and Career Options:

Horticulture graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to: Food Crop Production Garden and Landscape Design Sports and Amenity Ground Management Horticultural Therapy Garden Centre and Nursery Management Environmental Repair and Restoration.

Graduates from this course may also progress to a range of degree programmes in:

  • TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus
  • UCD
  • TU Dublin City Campus
  • LIT
  • WIT

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology


Drogheda Institute of
Further Education,

The Twenties, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

Phone: 041 9837105
Fax: 041 9841653
Email: dife@lmetb.ie


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