Course Description

Level 5 Component Award – Plant Propagation (Part-Time Summer Course – Open for Application)

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture

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 a minor award at NFQ Level 5 in Plant Propagation (5N2547)


Who should apply?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to get involved in horticulture on a part time basis while gaining an approved level 5 minor award or for people who are currently working in other careers but feel that they have always wanted to learn more about this very important aspect of horticulture. This module offers participants a chance to study at the Teagasc College, National Botanic Gardens. By taking other Level 5 modules, students may be able to build towards a full award at QQI Certificate in Horticulture.


Module Content

On completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Outline the principles of plant propagation
  • Outline the principles of division and layering
  • Outline the principles of grafting.
  • Outline the principles of propagation by seed
  • Describe the basic requirements for rooting cuttings.
  • Describe different systems used for cutting propagation
  • Take a range of cuttings
  • Prepare and sow seeds
  • Carry-out routine division and layering
  • Carry-out bench grafting.


Application form and details available at link below.



Course Code 5N2547
College Name Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture
Course Category Agriculture & Veterinary, Horticulture
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Award / Certificate
Course Location Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 9
Course Start Date 16th June 2020
Course End Date 22nd July 2020
Course Fee €200
Course Duration One day per week
Course Times 9.00pm to 4.00pm.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Minor L5 Component Award
For information about Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, please visit our college page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

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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