Advanced Certificate in Horticulture

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Course Aims

The course, which is a progression from the Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture, is accredited by FETAC. This course provides students with the opportunity to acquire management knowledge and skills to effectively manage and carry out day-to-day tasks and long-term management of commercial horticultural enterprises. The course is suitable for those:

  • Seeking employment as surpervisors, technicians, unit managers
  • Seeking employment in the horticultural business service sector
  • Transferring to Year 2 of the BSc Horticulture offered by Waterford IT

This is a follow on course from the Teagasc delivered Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture course. Each of the colleges which deliver Level 5 course work offer successful students the opportunity to follow the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture course.

The course will be offered in four main streams of learning: Food Production, Nursery Production, Landscaping and Sports Turf depending on student interest. Students complete one of the four streams.

Students will spend 16 weeks of practical learning on approved horticultural units within the industry directly linked to their chosen learning stream. This will enable students to learn the management and manual skills associated with their chosen specialism.

Sixteen weeks are also spent at the College. The emphasis during this course is both on the development of business and management skills and also on developing proficiency in a range of skills associated their chosen stream of learning.

Students who successfully complete this programme are awarded the FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture. This meets the training requirements for Stamp Duty Exemption.

Closing Date:  5th June 2016



Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost Teagasc Grant Scheme (Means Tested)
  • Course Length 1 year
  • Start date September


Advanced Certificate in Horticulture
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