Horticulture - Food Production, Nursery, Landscaping & Sports Turf

Kildalton Agricultural College


Course Name Horticulture - Food Production, Nursery, Landscaping & Sports Turf
Course Provider Kildalton Agricultural College
Alternative Provider(s) College of Amenity Horticulture - Botanic Gardens
Course Code 6M4334
Course Type Teagasc
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Advanced Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Glasnevin, Piltown, Kildalton
FET Code 6M4334 - Horticulture Level 6 Advanced Certificate
Duration 1 year full-time
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commencement Dates
Botanic Gardens - November 2022
Kildalton College - August 2022
Application Date Candidates can apply through the Teagasc Public website - view weblink below.
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Entry Requirements Students who have successfully completed the Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture are eligible to apply for a Level 6. Applicants with relevant prior learning and/or life experience will also be considered.
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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...


Expand+Qualifications: This programme is validated by the QQI and leads to a major award Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (6M4334).

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

Course Content Aim:
To equip the graduate for a career in horticulture or to further develop knowledge and skills. There are various job opportunities in the business and service sectors of the horticultural industry for skilled graduates as technicians, supervisors or managers. There are also opportunities to progress to higher education programmes through the Higher Education Links Scheme.
Subjects Taught

Expand+Sample content from the Teagasc Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (Food Production) Programme
QQI Code / Title / Level / Credits
6N3614 Market Gardening 6 30
6N3621 Organic Crop Production or
6N3623 Horticultural Production Mechanisati...

Careers or Further Progression Students can progress to the BSc Horticulture offered by Waterford IT (www.wit.ie) subject to meeting requirements. Applicants should check this process with the relevant Institute/ University.

There may be other opportunities via the Higher education Links Scheme. More details is available on www.cao.ie
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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