Course Description

Level 6 Component Award – Market Gardening (Part-Time Course – Closed for Application)

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture



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 crops. The course will lead to the component award at NFQ Level 6 in Market Gardening (6N3614)

 

Who Should Apply?

This course is designed for anyone already employed in the area of fruit and vegetable production, market gardening as well as garden centres where staff needs to be trained to answer questions from the public on all aspects of fruit and vegetable production. On completion of this course students can undertake further part-time courses that are complimentary to this course. Applicants must have 3 years’ experience in a relevant area of horticulture or must hold a Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture and must provide a letter of recommendation from their current employer. Applicants will be interviewed as part of the selection process.

 

Module Content

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain current regulations regarding protection of waters against pollution
  • Describe quality assurance schemes and codes of practice relevant to the fresh produce supply chain
  • Explain the regulatory system for plant protection and biocidal products
  • Examine the production of plants for transplanting
  • Examine crop production techniques
  • Design a crop schedule for a range of crops
  • Devise an integrated pest and disease management plan
  • Identify relevant pests and diseases
  • Cultivate a range of crops including all necessary routine skills
  • Investigate new crops and technologies relevant to market gardening
  • Implement procedures to create and maintain a safe working environment.

 

Application

Closed for application.


Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 6N3614
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 1st November 2021
Course End Date 15th July 2022
Course Fee €420
Course Duration November to July at the National Botanic Gardens and college campus at Ashtown
Course Times Monday and Tuesdays 9.00am to 4.30 pm,
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Level 6 Component Award
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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