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New Course- Horticulure

Certify those Green Fingers! Apply for Horticulture today!

A new and exciting course, Horticulture!

Do you enjoy working out doors?

Do you like getting out of the classroom and learning on site?

Do you like watching your results grow?

Ideally located in North County Dublin where there is a rich history of market gardening and horticulture production with a need for skilled staff. As well as plant care and knowledge, we will equip students with the digital skills required to enter the workforce with confidence and skills set required in a modern growing centre.

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Apply today! Applicants must be in receipt of a social welfare payment for 6 months or more and over the age of 21.

Keep your benefits while you attend this new and innovative new course



This course is funded under VTOS funding. In order to be eligible, applicants must be:

  • 21 or over the first day the course starts
  • in receipt of a Social Protection Payment for 6 months (156 days) immediately prior to starting the course. Please see the VTOS ‘Am I Eligible?’ section of FAQs for a list of qualifying social protection payments.


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Not sure what course to do? Avail of free and confidential support from one of our Adult Guidance Counsellors

The Adult Guidance and Information Service provides access to a quality, free, impartial, confidential and professional guidance counselling service. We have added additional resources to our page to support people during Covid-19 or  you can email the Adult Guidance and Information Team on the following email addresses:

  • Adult Guidance Co-ordinator/Counsellor Swords : Majella Callaghan

Email: majellacallaghan@ddletbaes.ie

  • Adult Guidance Counsellor Balbriggan: Orla Hicks

Email: orlahicks@ddletbaes.ie

  • Information Officer Balbriggan: Kevin McCabe

Email: kevinmccabe@ddletbaes.ie

Phone Kevin: 087 405 0293

Alternatively our phone lines are open 9:00am-5pm (Monday – Thursday)   9am-1pm (Friday)

01 8417763


01 8408946

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Welcome to Adult Education Service Balbriggan and Swords, North County Dublin.

We offer a range of full time and part-time courses for adults at different stages of their learning journey. We are proud of our student centred approach and have an expert team of dedicated teachers to support learners achieve their goals. Start your learning journey with us, see where learning can take you!

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