Amenity Horticulture – Level 5

This course has been running successfully for over 25 years and is as popular today as when we started in 1989. It provides students with a general all-round knowledge in key aspects of horticulture.  Students are offered a good balance of practical and theory based skills including: scientific experiments, building techniques, garden design, organic production, plant care and identification.

Course Modules
  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Identification
  • Plant Protection
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Garden Design/Organic Production
  • Permaculture Design 
  • Combined Materials
  • Communications
  • Work Practice
How do I get in?

The course is aimed at mature students and school leavers who have a keen interest in horticulture and /or relevant experience.

  • Interview
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Language test for international students
How long is the course?

1 Year full time (Sept - May)

What do I get out of it?
  • The confidence and skills to design, construct and maintain a functional modern garden
  • An understanding of plants, their structure and care, the soil they grow in and how it all works
  • A QQI/FETAC Level 5 Award in Horticulture - 5M2586
Where can I go from here?

Directly into employment with landscapers, garden centres and related areas. Many of our past students have also set up their own business. Progression to FETAC Level 6 Horticulture at Pearse College with further study available through the FETAC links scheme at level 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Key facts

Amenity Horticulture is a popular, hands on course open to all.

How do I apply?

Please click here and fill in our application form. We will be in touch with you shortly regarding an interview time and date.