Course Description

Level 6 Component Award – Sportsturf Science & Maintenance (Part-Time Course – Closed for Application)

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture



Course Summary

The QQI level 6 component award in Sportsturf Science and Maintenance will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to manage all of the factors that influence the development, quality and maintenance of sportsturf in Ireland. The course will lead to the component award at NFQ Level 6 in Sportsturf Science and Maintenance (6N3623).

The course will focus on the use of sustainable methods of managing turfgrass. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing a thorough understanding of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and environmental conservation as required under the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) legislation.

Progression

This award is a component part of the Advanced Certificate in Horticultural programme. On completion of this module, students can take other part-time modules that are complimentary to this Sportsturf Science module.

 

Module Content

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

  • Appraise soil physical and chemical characteristics and evaluate soil hydrology
  • Understand the growth and development of grass
  • Assess meteorological effects on the development of grass
  • Identify pests, diseases and weeds and implement IPM practices
  • Formulate nutritional programmes for turf grass systems
  • Manage turfgrass and safely operate turf maintenance equipment
  • Recognise safe working practices in turf grass facilities

Application

Closed for application.


Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 6N3623
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 1st November 2021
Course End Date 15th July 2022
Course Fee €420
Course Duration Monday 9.00am - 4.30pm, Tuesday 9.00am to 12.30pm
Course Times November to March College will be two days a week and students will be required to undertake an industry based project which will focus on specific aspects of turfgrass management. Students are required to keep a comprehensive diary detailing their learning on the prescribed practical skills.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Level 6 Component Award
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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