Horticulture QQI Level 4 | 4M1994

Course modules

4N0682 Horticultural Science
4N0719 Safe Horticultural Practice
4N0689 Communications
4N1168 Work Experience
4N0668 Growing Fruit
4N0671 Growing Vegetable
4N0662 Establishing Ornamental Flowering Plants
4N1186 Customer Service
4N1186 Plant ID Care and Maintenance
Applications for this course are currently closed. We hope to start this course again in the coming months. You can express your interest in this course, and receive email updates when applications for it open again.
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You can also contact our Information Officers at any stage if you would like more information about this courseTheir contact details are below. 
Rebecca Rudden (Information Officer, Swords)
Email: rebeccarudden@ddletbaes.ie Phone: (01) 840 8946
Kevin McCabe (Information Officer, Balbriggan)
Email: kevinmccabe@ddletbaes.ie Phone (01) 841 7763

Course Information

This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and competence to select, establish, grow and maintain a range of plants and vegetables. Study support is available.


Successful completion of the course will enable students to seek work in a horticulture/plant care environment and / or the opportunity to progress to further or higher education and employment.

Entry Requirements

To ensure that you are offered a place on a course which is at the right level for you and appropriate to your learning needs all applicants are assessed prior to placement on the course. A high level of English language is required. IT skills are required for the course.


QQI Level 4M1994  Horticulture


This is a part-time course, two or three mornings a week. A full award can be achieved over a two year period. The course requires students to travel independently to our allotment based in Turvey in Donabate.

Work Experience Placement

Work Experience is a core element of this award. Students will be required to complete 60 hours of work experience throughout the course which students source themselves. The placement can be in one or more work places and can be spread over a number of weeks.


This course is funded under the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) funding. In order to be eligible for a free course, applicants must be:

  • be an early school leaver
  • in receipt of a Social Protection payment and /or
  • have a GP or Medical Card
  • Signing for credits

Applications are welcome from people not listed above, however course fee’s may apply. To check you eligibility contact Kevin on 01 841 7763.


This course takes place in Burgundy House, Swords