Course Description

Course Title : Sustainable Horticulture / Permaculture Course Level 6

Kinsale College

Sustainable Horticulture / Permaculture.

The QQI Level 6 Sustainable Horticulture/ Permaculture Award provides a strong base for developing professional skills in market gardening, nursery stock production, tree and shrub management, sustainable landscape design, leadership and entrepreneurship. In addition, the course allows students to develop a broad range of practical skills in a variety of horticultural-related areas as well as obtain a thorough grounding in the scientific, sociological, political and legal aspects of food production, human ecology and sustainability.

Students are given the opportunity to visit a wide range of different commercial enterprises, including successful market gardens and nursery businesses and related permaculture enterprises where inspiring sustainable landscapes can be experienced.

Participants will undertake 220 hours of work placement in a suitable area. The college will help participants in selecting suitable placements.

Those completing a Level 6 Award in Sustainable Horticulture, may be eligible to enter directly into 2nd year of the Horticulture Degree in Cork Institute of Technology via the Cork Colleges Progression Scheme.
The following courses can also be applied for:

  • Tree surgery course available in Tree Care Ireland, Chainsaw Training. Forestry and Treecare Training, Treeclimbing and Expert Tree Services, Safety Services
  • BA in Sustainable Resource Management, Tipperary Institute
  • BSc Horticulture, Cork Institute of Technology
  • BSc Herbal Science, Cork Institute of Technology
  • WIT/Kildalton College: BSc Horticulture
  • WIT/National Botanic Gardens: BSc Horticulture
  • UCD: BAgrSc Hons Horticulture, Landscape and Sports Turf Management
  • UCD: BSc Hons Landscape Architecture

Course Code 6M4334
College Name Kinsale College
Course Category Agriculture & Veterinary, Horticulture
Course Location Bandon, Cork, Ireland
Course Start Date 3rd September 2018
Course Fee €500.00
Course Duration 1 year
Entry Requirements -For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 in a complementary area or relevant experience. -All applicants will be required to attend an interview. -An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.
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