Course Description

Level 5 Component Award – Plant Protection (Part-Time Course – Closed for Application)

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture



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 and to select appropriate, safe and sustainable control measures. This course will lead to a minor award at NFQ Level 5 in Plant Protection and is run at our college campus in Ashtown.

 

Who Should Apply?

This course is designed for anyone involved in the management and care of plants. It is suited for people who are currently pursuing careers in all of the various horticultural sectors or for those who feel they would like to explore this particular area of horticulture. By taking other Level 5 modules, students may be able to build towards a full award QQI Certificate in Horticulture.

Note: On successful completion of this course, students will be fully qualified under DAFM Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUD) legislation. 

Module content

On completion of this module, students will be able to

  • Describe the characteristics of common plant pests and disease – causing agents.
  • Review the effects, reproduction, spread and control of weeds.
  • Describe the range, formulations and uses of pesticides in horticulture.
  • Describe pest and disease control measures and legislative control practices.
  • Identify a range of horticultural pests and diseases
  • Apply pesticides correctly with knapsack sprayer.

Application

Closed for application.


Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 5N2546
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 30th August 2021
Course End Date 26th May 2022
Course Fee €200
Course Duration September to May
Course Times Friday 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Level 5 Component Award
Entry Requirements Aged 17+
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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