The modules studied on this organic horticulture course are components of QQI Organic Horticulture Major Award 5M2586. Credits can be carried forward for participants who wish to progress.
The aim of this organic horticulture course is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for employment in horticultural production and environmental management.
This course is practical and hands on, enabling the student to develop organic growing skills, growing fruit, vegetables and herbs the healthy organic way, as well as pollinator and environmentally friendly ornamental horticulture. It features classroom-based lectures, demonstrations, field trips and tours.
The QQI Modules included in this organic horticulture course are:
Dates & times
Ongoing. 30 weeks, 18 hours per week. Days and times to be confirmed, subject to the ongoing Covid 19 situation.
Cost & funding
Students can participate on this organic horticulture course for free, subject to criteria. Fully funded by Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB). Please enquire for further details.
Cheshire Ireland "Moving Forward" garden - Bloom 2019 Gold Award winner
This short film was made by Mark Hetherington, a graduate of our Film Production Course.
Our Organic Horticulture tutor and students were involved in building the Cheshire Ireland garden. Their tutor, Mike, talks about this Bloom award winning garden’s design concept.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. There was a perfect balance between practical and theory work and a lovely atmosphere between staff and students of varying backgrounds and abilities. I gained a lot of confidence, knowledge and experience which enabled me to secure work in this area and instilled in me a passion for horticulture and biodiversity. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone with an interest.