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Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture – National Botanic Gardens

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin, Dublin D09 VY63, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: DO9 VY63

The College of Amenity Horticulture is located at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, 5km north west of the city centre and is accessible by the 4, 9 and 83 buses.

Courses are undertaken both at the National Botanic Gardens and also at our college campus at Ashtown Horticultural Research Centre.

There is a strong tradition of teaching at the National Botanic Gardens dating back to 1812.

Our aim is to prepare students for employment in the amenity horticulture industry. The courses are provided in association with OPW, Dublin Municipal Parks departments and the Golfing Union of Ireland.

Currently we provide training for 300 students between all our courses with a balance of school leavers and mature students among the participants. The College of Amenity Horticulture is non-residential with students finding accommodation in the locality.

Course format includes the theory and practice of horticulture. Students get the opportunity to work in a practical way alongside skilled horticulturalists.

Graduates of our courses contribute in many sectors of the horticulture industry, such as, landscape design and construction, garden centres, parks, estate gardens, grounds maintenance and greenkeeping.

All aspects of Horticulture are being studied on our programmes at all levels and prospective students should contact the college directly or attend a careers and course day to find out more information.

Certificate in Horticulture - QQI level 5
General information & course schedule. This course involves 28 weeks of horticulture class work and skills. It also contains a four week Practical Learning Period (PLP) in a Teagasc approved horticultural unit. In an average…
BSc in Horticulture (Level 7)
BSc in Horticulture (Level 7) This is a 3 year full-time course designed to train you as a professional horticulturist. Horticulturist work in many different areas – managing garden centres, designing gardens, growing fruit and…
Ecology and the Environment Component Award (QQI Level 6)
Course Summary The QQI Level 6 component award in Ecology and the Environment will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to assist in the management of the natural environment. The course will…
Fruit and Veg Production - Component Award (QQI Level 5)
Course Summary Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture provides a QQI Level 5 Component Award in Fruit and Vegetable production. The course is run at our campus in Ashtown, Dublin 15. It will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and…
Garden Centre Operations (Component Award QQI Level 6)
Course Summary The QQI Level 6 Component Award in Garden Centre Operation will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to Supervise operations in garden centres and other horticulture retail outlets. The course will…
Garden Design - Component Award (QQI level 5) Summer Course
Garden Design Component Award Summer Course is a part time module held at The National Botanic Gardens. It will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to devise basic garden designs using the…
Horticulture Mechanisation (Component Award Level 5)
Course Summary This course is designed for anyone who wants to have the knowledge and skills to operate and maintain a range of hand and powered horticultural machinery and implements.   Who should apply? This…
Landscape Construction and Maintenance Component Award (QQI Level 5) Summer Course
Course Summary Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture provides a QQI Level 5 Component Award in Landscape Construction and  Maintenance. The QQI Level 5 Component Award in Landscape Construction and Maintenance will equip the learner with the…
Landscape Design and Construction (QQI Level 6)
Course Summary The QQI Level 6 component award in Landscape Design & Construction will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to design a landscape project and take that design to the detailed…
Leadership Component Award (QQI Level 5)
Course Summary The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to skillfully lead self and other people in work-related tasks and activities, in a paid or voluntary…
Market Gardening (Component Award) QQI Level 6.
Course Summary The QQI Level 6 component award in Market Gardening will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to plan and implement production programmes for a full range of fruit and vegetable…
Nursery Stock Production (Component Award) QQI Level 6.
Course Summary The QQI level 6 component award in Nursery Stock Production will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to perform operations in a nursery stock plant production unit. The course will…
Plant ID & Use (Component Award Level 5)
Course Summary The QQI Level 5 component aware in Plant ID and Use will equip the learner with the knowledge , skill and competence to identify a wide range of plants, their characteristics and their…
Plant Propagation (Component Award Level 5)
Course Summary The QQI level 5 component award in Plant propagation will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence for the propagation of a wide range of plants. This course will lead to…
Plant Propagation (Component Award Level 5) Summer Course
Course Summary The QQI level 5 component award in Plant propagation will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence for the propagation of a wide range of plants. This course will lead to…
Plant Protection (Component Award, Level 5)
Course Summary The QQI level 5 component award in Plant Protection will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to protect plants and horticultural crops from harmful effects of weeds, pests and diseases…
Plant Science Component Award (QQI Level 5)
Course Summary The QQI level 5 component award in Plant Science will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to understand plant structure, processes, growth and development in a horticultural context. Module Content…
Soil Science and Growing Media Component Award (QQI Level 5)
Course Summary The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to evaluate soils and growing media with regard to their utilisation in a horticultural context.   Module…
Sportsturf Science & Maintenance (Component Award QQI Level 6)
Course Summary The QQI level 6 component award in Sportsturf Science and Maintenance will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to manage all of the factors that influence the development, quality and…
Tree and Shrub Management (Component Award QQI Level 6)
Course Summary The QQI Level 6 Component Award in Tree and Shrub Management will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in selection, planning and maintenance of trees and shrubs. The course will lead…

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