Horticulture QQI Level 4 | 4M1994

Course modules

4N0682 Horticultural Science
4N0719 Safe Horticultural Practice
4N0668 Growing Fruit
4N0689 Communications
4N1186 Plant Id & Care
4N0662 Ornamental Flowering Plants
4N0671 Growing Vegetables
4N1168 Work Experience

Applications now open for September 2021

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Course Information

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


  • Safe Horticultural Practice
  • Growing Fruit and Veg


Successful completion of the course will enable students to seek work in the horticulture sector and/or the opportunity to progress on to further education/training.

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 for the course. The course requires students to travel independently to our allotment based in Turvey, Donabate.


QQI Level 4M1994


This course is a part-time major QQI award running over one or two years, two to three mornings per week. Individual modules can also be completed. There is an 80% class attendance requirement.

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 they organise themselves. The placement can be in one or more work places and can be spread over a number of weeks/ months.


This course is funded under the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI). To be eligible, applicants must:

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


This course takes place in Swords.


*modules offered are subject to change