Horticulture QQI Level 5

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Horticulture -QQI Level 5

The programme aims to provide learners with the skill, knowledge and competence to obtain entry level employment in the horticulture industry or progress to further education and training. On successful completion of the programme, learners may progress to further education and training.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Education: Applicants should have achieved a minimum of a QQI – QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent. Alternatively, applicants may have achieved relevant skills, knowledge competencies through work experience. Previous Experience: N/A


Title Award Awarding Body
Induction – Common Awards
Work Practice – 5N1433 Work Practice (5N1433) QQI
Plant Protection (5N2546) Plant Protection (5N2546) QQI
Plant Science (5N2528) Plant Science (5N2528) QQI
Soil Science And Growing Media (5N2530) Soil Science & Growing Media (5N2530) QQI
Plant Identification And Use (5N2527) Plant Identification (3N0568) QQI


Protect horticultural plants and crops from the effects of weeds, pests, diseases and disorders and to select appropriate prevention and control measures. Describe plant structure, processes, growth and development in a horticultural context. Evaluate soils and growing media with regard to their utilisation in a horticultural context. Identify a wide range of horticultural plants, their characteristics and their use in different horticultural situations. Work in an organisation or specific vocational context, carrying out vocationally related tasks over a period of time, independently while under general supervision.



Course Information

Course Information
  • Course Length 49 Weeks
  • Start date 21/05/2018


Horticulture QQI Level 5
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Horticulture QQI Level 5
  • By Antonia Splini
  • Email: antoniasplini@wwetb.ie

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