The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to work as a general operative in horticulture, using knowledge, skill and competence to select, establish, grow and maintain a range of plants under supervision.
- Education: Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.
- Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
- Previous Experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.
|Communications (4N0689)||Communications (4N0689)||QQI|
|Growing Vegetables||Growing Vegetables (4N0671)||QQI|
|Plant Identification Care & Maintenance||Plant Identification, Care & Maintenance (4N1186)||QQI|
|Safe Horticultural Practice||Safe Horticultural Practice (4N0719)||QQI|
|Work Practice||Work Practice (4N1170)||QQI|
|Establishing Trees And Shrubs||Establishing Trees & Shrubs (4N0666)||QQI|
|Hard Landscape Construction||Hard Landscape Construction (4N0681)||QQI|
|Garden Design||Garden Design (5N2551)||QQI|
Learners will have acquired the knowledge skills and competencies in the theory and practice in this vocational area.
Pearse College has a long tradition in Horticulture and offers courses in this area up to QQI Level 6.