Horticulture - Waterford - Kildalton

SETU - Waterford Campus


Course Name Horticulture - Waterford - Kildalton
Course Provider SETU - Waterford Campus
Alternative Provider(s) Kildalton Agricultural College, SETU - South East Technological University
Course Code WD096
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major South East Technological University Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Waterford City
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Cert:
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements Maths Initiatives:

• Bonus points will be awarded for Higher Level Maths. See www.wit.ie/bonuspoints.

• Maths Entry Exam is designed to assist students who have not met the required maths grade for entry into WIT. It will not provide additional points. See www.wit.ie/mathsentryexam
Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP WIT treats the link modules as a single subject and awards points as follows:

Pass: 28
Merit: 46
Distinction: 66

This is automatically computed by the CAO and will count if it is one of your 6 best subjects. It will not, however, substitute an honour where one or more are required.
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme was designed primarily to prepare for the transition from school to working life. It is not intended for direct transfer into third level. However, students with the LCAP who have completed a QQI FET/FETAC award can be considered for entry.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

The scoring scheme only applies where all the requirements for the major award are met, ie. when the named component awards specified have been achieved to a minimum of 120 credits.

See the QQI FET/FETAC qualifications sec...

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Alternative Entry

Expand+Advanced entry
Students who have successfully completed a QQI-FET (FETAC) approved Level 6 award and who successfully complete bridging studies, can apply to transfer into Year 2 of the BSc in Horticulture. Older awards will be mapped to the level o...

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Financial Support

All new grant applications for 2022/2023 must be made online to SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) through www.susi.ie or telephone 0761 087874. If approved, SUSI will pay the Student Contribution on behalf of the student directly to...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+What is Horticulture?
Horticulture is a very diverse industry and career opportunities exist in a wide variety of areas, from producing plants for garden centres, working on golf courses, landscaping, through to fruit and vegetable production. Many...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1
Communication Skills and
Computer Applications
Horticulture Skills 1
Plant Biology
Plant Knowledge 1
Plant Protection
Soil and Growing Media

Chemistry for Land Scientists
Horticulture Building Constructio...

Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
• Employment as gardeners in public parks and grounds
• Landscape design
• Landscape construction
• Greenkeeping - maintenance of golfcourses and sports fields
• Nursery stock production
• Garden maintenance contractors

Follow on study
BSc (Hons) in Land Management - WD158
Dr Cara T. Daly
Email: cdaly@wit.ie
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 226
2020 260
2019 260