Sustainable Food Production

Waterford Institute of Technology


Course Name Sustainable Food Production
Course Provider Waterford Institute of Technology
Alternative Provider(s) College of Amenity Horticulture - Botanic Gardens, Kildalton Agricultural College
Course Code SSUSF
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Minor Certificate (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Minor Waterford Institute of Technology Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin, Kildalton
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment NEXT INTAKE September 2021
Application Date Application: Opening in June
Closing: 20 Aug 21
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Duration 12 weeks part-time
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Entry Requirements

Students will be required to have formal horticultural education prior to admission. Evidence of such qualifications will be assessed by WIT prior to admission. The following table gives a list of horticultural qualifications t...

Course Content

Expand+This certificate will enable you to plan and describe the production of a range of speciality food crops and perform the associated skills to best industry practices. It would be especially useful for horticulture professionals who seek organic con...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Areas covered will include the following

Crop specifications: cultivars selection, soil, site and rotation, sowing/planting, propagation, irrigation, cultivation, nutrition, weed, pest and disease control including SUD/IPM, harvesting and gradin...

Careers or Further Progression The Certificate in Sustainable Food Production offers structured continuous professional development opportunities to those already working in the horticulture industry. This level 7 certificate will allow quicker progression to supervisory or managerial roles and will also allow candidates to diversify and update their horticulture knowledge.
Further Enquiries For further details please contact our Part Time student helpdesk

Dr. Cara Daly
Lecturer, Plant Science
Tel: 051 302076
Location Campus: Kildalton or Botanic Gardens
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