Sustainable Landscapes

 

This course has been running successfully for the past two years and provides the student with the opportunity to explore alternatives and up-grades to conventional design practice in order to create a rewarding, resource-rich, environment for generations to come.  Students will be encouraged to examine sustainable horticulture and design techniques, with emphasis on conservation of resources, respect for our cultural and natural heritage, the use of recycled materials and alternative energies.

Course Modules
  • Nursery Stock Production
  • Sustainable Horticulture
  • Tree and Shrub Management
  • Landscape Design and Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Entrepreneurship
How do I get in?

The course is a natural progression from our Amenity Horticulture and Ecology in Ireland courses. It is aimed at anyone who wishes to become familiar with environmentally-friendly and sustainable design techniques.

  • Interview
  • FETAC Level 5 with merit or equivalent in Horticulture, Landscape Design, Construction Technology or related fields
  • Level 5 Horticulture would be an asset but not necessarily a must. Applicants with any combination of business, drawing, communications, computer or horticulture skills will be considered.
How long is the course?

One year full-time (Sept - May). This is a practical course with summer work placement playing a substantial role.

What do I get out of it?

Sustainability is the buzz word of the 21st century. Along with global warming and the need to reduce, recycle and re-use, this is an up-an-coming area of study and will be a future key employment area.

QQI/FETAC Level 6 Award in Horticulture - 6M4334

Where can I go from here?

Direct employment opportunities in Horticulture, Forestry, Organic Enterprises, Energy Conservation, Retro-fit Construction and the 'Green' Economy. Many of our students have also set up their own business. Further study is available through the FETAC links scheme at level 7, 8 and 9.

Key facts

Sustainable Landscape students take part in a number of highly rewarding activities and events through-out the college year.

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.