Horticulture -QQI LEVEL 5 -Ballybeg Horticulture Local Training Initiative

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Horticulture -QQI LEVEL 5 -Ballybeg Horticulture Local Training Initiative

This Local Training Initiative is an WWETB funded training program run by Ballybeg Development Association where participants can share a garden space, learn from each other and gain skills necessary to tend their own garden, grow their own produce and perhaps go on to further training or set up a business or gain employment. Ballybeg Horticulture Local Training Initiative offers QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) (accredited training at levels 3, 4 and 5 in Horticulture for adults in receipt of a Social Welfare payment.


Education: Learners must have achieved a minimum of a QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent. The programme will suit learners who have identified their career pathway and are seeking to further develop their key employment-related, transferable and vocational skills, knowledge and competence. Previous Experience: N/A


Modules: Work Practice (5N1433), Teamworking (5N1367), Soil Science & Growing Media (5N2530),

Fruit & Vegetable Production (5N2552), Plant Propagation (5N2547), Plant Protection (5N2546,)

Plant Identification & Use (5N2527), Plant Science (5N2528), Start Your Own Business (5N1418)


Display a broad range of knowledge, skills and competence in the field of Horticulture.

Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of a broad range of plant types and horticultural contexts.

Demonstrate a specified range of knowledge, skills and competence, which is determined by their elective module choices, as required for their chosen career path.

Apply judgement in growing and maintaining a broad range of plant types.

Display an ability to interact positively and effectively, with a considerable degree of responsibility and autonomy, in both individual and team contexts, in the managed learning environment and the learner’s individual work experience situation.

Observe and carry out health and safety practices in the learning and work experience environment.

Engage productively in a supervised learning and external work experience environment.

The programme runs on an annual basis. Contact Sean O’Driscoll at 051 350100 for commencement dates.


 Horticulture Coordinator, Sean O’Driscoll at 087-767 4810

Horticulture Project




  • Address Ballybeg Horticulture Initiative The Parish Centre Ballybeg Waterford
  • Phone Sean O'Driscoll Horticulture Co-ordinator 087-767 4810
  • Emailhorticulture@ballybegcdp.ie
  • Category Agri/Hort.
  • Location Waterford City

Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost FREE to Social Welfare Recipients
  • Course Length 48 weeks
  • Start date Runs annually- Contact provider
  • Time Full time


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