Introduction to Horticulture

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This is a general horticulture course for those interested in gardening. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and an interest in working outdoors.  Basic computer skills and a sufficient level of English are also required to join this course.

Duration: Two years

Tuesday & Wednesday   9.30 Р2.30

Modules include:

  • Plant identification, care and maintenance
  • Safe horticultural practice
  • Horticultural science
  • Growing fruit
  • Growing vegetables
  • Establishing trees and shrubs
  • Landscape construction & maintenance

For those wishing to complete the Major Award, we can also offer Communications and Work Experience components.

Assessment is continuous during the programme and includes skill demonstration, collection of work, theory/practical exams.



Horticulture Level 5 or employment/self-employment opportunities in garden centres, ground maintenance etc.



Contact Information

  • Address: WWETB Adult Education Centre, Oznam Street, Waterford
  • Phone: 051 857611
  • Email: angimeegan@wwetb.ie
  • Category: Agri/Hort.
  • Location: Waterford City

Course Information

  • Start date: September 2021

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