Market Gardening

West Cork Campus - CCOC


Course Name Market Gardening
Course Provider West Cork Campus - CCOC
Alternative Provider(s) Cork ETB
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Course Code 5M2686
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
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Attendance Options Morning
Location (Districts) Skibbereen
Course Content

This course creates an awareness of the viability of growing your own. It concentrates on the growing of food crops, trees, shrubs, decorative plants and flowers for commercial enterprise. The emphasis will be on practical work in gener...

FET Code 5M2686 - Floristry
Duration 1 Year
Comment Certification
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Floristry 5M2686
QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in the evening for learners requiring Maths for progression)
Course Fee

Expand+QQI Fee: €50
PLC Fee €200
Student Services €250
Fees Payable to College €500

Course Fees
Courses in the college are funded by the Department of Education and Skills and SOLAS (the Further education and Training Authority, with support from ...

Financial Support Maintenance Grant (SUSI)
Learners attending full-time Further Education courses may be eligible for a means-tested maintenance grant. Information regarding eligibility and application details is available at
Interview Yes
Application Date

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Subjects Taught Course Content
Plant Identification & Use 5N2527
Soil Science & Growing Media 5N2530
Plant Science 5N2528
Work Experience 5N1356
Floriculture 5N1841
Retail Floristry 5N1896
Fruit & Vegetable Production 5N2552
Word Processing 5N1356
Retail Display 5N1861
Customer Service 5N0972

Additional Training:-
CCOC Manual handling training and certification

Work Placement/experience
Students undertake a work placement one day per week for the
duration of the course
Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4. Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Education Progression Opportunities
CIT: Agriculture (CR010)
IT Tralee: Agricultural Science (TL748)
WIT: Horticulture (WD096 and WD097)

Special arrangements in place with CIT (CCPS), Tralee IT and Waterford IT for preferential entry for CCOC s...

Further Enquiries Contact Details
For further information email:
(028) 21644