Course Description

Level 5 Component Award – Horticulture Mechanisation (Part-time Course – Closed for Application)

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture



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 course is designed for people who are currently pursuing careers in any of the various horticultural sectors and who wish to further their knowledge and experience of the safe use and maintenance of a wide range of hand and pedestrian operated equipment used in the horticultural sector.

Please note that this course will be delivered at the college campus in Ashtown, Dublin 15.

Module Content

On completion of the course students will be able to –

  • Identify a range of machinery and hand tools
  • Use a range of hand tools for soil cultivation
  • Describe the working principles of internal combustion engines used in horticulture
  • Use a range of hand operated mowers
  • Use a pedestrian operated rotary cultivator.
  • Use a hedge trimmer, strimmer, knapsack or tractor mounted sprayer.
  • Service a diesel or a two and four stroke petrol engine.

 

Course Structure

Each session will comprise of lectures and hands-on practical/demonstration exercises. Skills learned will be assessed at regular intervals. Students will be provided with appropriate PPE but will be required to have safety boos and appropriate work trousers for each of the practical/demonstration Skills.

Application

Closed for Application.


Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 5N2559
College Name Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture
Course Category Agriculture & Veterinary, Horticulture
Course Type Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Qualification Award / Certificate
Course Location Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 9
Course Start Date 3rd January 2022
Course End Date 26th May 2022
Course Fee 200.00
Course Duration January to May
Course Times Monday 9.00 to 4.30
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Level 5 Component Award
Entry Requirements Aged 17 +
Career Path This course will lead to a minor award at NFQ level 5 in Horticultural Mechanisation.
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Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture



Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 VY63 (our college is located on the grounds of The National Botanic Gardens), Dublin, Ireland

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Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture
Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 VY63 (our college is located on the grounds of The National Botanic Gardens), Dublin, Ireland