Kildalton Agricultural College


Course Name Horticulture
Course Provider Kildalton Agricultural College
Alternative Provider(s) College of Amenity Horticulture - Botanic Gardens
Course Code 5M2586
Course Type Teagasc
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Glasnevin, Piltown, Kildalton
FET Code 5M2586 - Horticulture Level 5

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General Information & Course Schedule
This course involves 28 week of college work and skills training and a four week practical learning period (PLP) in a Teagasc approved horticultural unit. In an average week, students will spend three da...

Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Our level 5 full time course in horticulture will run from 30th Aug 2021 to the 3rd June 2022.
Application Date Application Process:
Candidates can apply through the Teagasc public website.
Application Weblink Web Page - Click Here
Entry Requirements Applicants must be 17 years old or over on 1st January following entry to Year 1.
Course Fee €990
Financial Support Teagasc student maintenance grant Teagasc provides student maintenance grants to eligible students participating on full-time Level 5 and Level 6 programmes. Assessment for eligibility is based on criteria similar to those for higher education student maintenance grants. Please note that Teagasc student maintenance grant applications are not processed by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Additional information can be accessed at: www.teagasc.ie/education/ going-to-college/grants/

Expand+This programme are validated by QQI and leads to a major award Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture Award (5M2586)

The course is provided at two Horticultural Colleges:
• Kildalton College, Piltown, Co Kilkenny
• College of Amenity Horticult...

Course Content Aim:
This course will equip the graduate with the skills, knowledge required to start a career in horticulture or to progress on to a higher level horticultural course.
Subjects Taught Sample content from the Teagasc Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture Programme
QQI Code / Title / Level / Credits
5N1433 Work Practice 5 15
5N2546 Plant Protection 5 15
5N2528 Plant Science 5 10
5N2527 Plant Identification and Use 5 10
5N2530 Soil Science and Growing Media 5 10
Personal Development module* 5 15
Wide range of elective modules* 5 45
Careers or Further Progression Students that complete the Level 5 in Horticulture have the option to progress to a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture.
Further Enquiries Principal - John Mulhern
College of Amenity Horticulture, Botanic Gardens,
Dublin 9 D09 VY63
Tel: 01 804 0201
Email: john.mulhern@teagasc.ie

Assistant Principal - Grainne McMahon
Teagasc Kildalton Agriculture & Horticulture College,
Piltown via Carrick on Suir,
Co Kilkenny E32 YW08
Tel: 051 644 400
Email: grainne.mcmahon@teagasc.ie
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