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
Duration 1 year - Full-time Sept to May
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commencing August / September 2022
Application Date Application Process:
Candidates can apply through the Teagasc public website.
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Entry Requirements Applicants must be 17 years old or over on 1st January following entry to Level 5, and ideally should have completed the senior cycle of second level education.
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Financial Support

The Teagasc Authority approved the introduction of means testing of maintenance grants for students attending Further Level Courses at Teagasc and Private Agricultural Colleges in 2012.

Means testing will apply to Teagasc Level 5 and Level...

Comment 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 Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
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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