Project Description

Organic Gardening Enterprise


Organic gardening and food production is a rapidly developing sector, and this course will provide a foundation for a range of careers in organic enterprises.

Through practical projects you will experience natural growing, without use of artificial products, and learn the principles of organic management. Study areas will cover a wide range of issues such as organic principles, soil management and food crops, landscape construction and design in commercial and domestic contexts.

This course can help you establish a career in organic gardening and is a first step towards further study.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Practical organic gardening with expert staff
  • Access to our professional glasshouse
  • Explore the science and career opportunities or organics
  • Lead your own practical projects
  • Join field trips and visits
  • Ideal for stepping-up to HE or direct to work

Course Content

  • Fruit & Vegetable Production
  • Organic Principles & Standards
  • Organic Production
  • Plant Identification & Use
  • Plant Protection
  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science & Growing Media
  • Communications
  • Work Practice

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Agriculture
  • Gardening
  • Fruit Grower
  • Land Management
  • Organic Marketing
  • Organic Sciences
  • Plant Science Careers
  • Vegetable Grower

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Horticulture

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)

Additional Costs
PPE Clothing Pack Required
€30 average price

Optional Extra Qualifications
Safe Pass
€75 average price

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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