Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture

Those who have completed the Level 5 Certificate in Horticulture progress to this full time course which runs from September to September.  Learners apply the skills gained at Level 5 to take responsibility and control of the entire production process relating to an Organic Horticultural Enterprise.  This involves sowing, planting, maintaining, harvesting, processing and selling organic vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers and trees.

The modules provided to complete this Certificate include:

An tIonad Glas Market Stall at the Milk Market in Limerick City
An tIonad Glas Market Stall at the Milk Market in Limerick City

Organic Crop Production (6N3621):  This Module will equip the learner with the knowledge and skills to manage an Organic Product Enterprise it also goes into the detail of how to grow specific fruit and vegetable crops organically.  It specifically recommends the best techniques and varieties for growing in Irish conditions.

Market Gardening (6N3614): This module covers the production of a range of vegetable, fruits, herbs and flower crops. Learners will be able to: Explain current regulations regarding protection of waters against pollution by nitrates from agricultural sources including cross compliance requirements pertaining to fruit and vegetable production. Describe quality assurance schemes and codes of practice relevant to the fresh produce supply chain

Sustainable Horticulture (6N3626):  This QQI Level 6  Award provides a strong base for developing professional skills in market gardening, nursery stock production, landscape design and sustainable resource management.

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Ted Cook giving a talk on tree and shrub management

Tree & Shrub Management (6N3624): This module includes developing practical skills for coppice woodland management, learning about trees and development, and establishing and managing new woodlands.

Supervisory Skills ( 6N2104):  The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge,
skill and competence to work independently in a supervisory capacity in  a range of specific organisations and vocational contexts.

Communications (6N1950): The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate verbally and non-verbally in standard everyday tasks and in work-related tasks, operating independently while under general direction. To facilitate the learner to understand the importance of effective communication skills in
human interaction.

  • To assist the learner to acquire excellent communications skills to ensure maximum
    participation in personal and vocational life.
  • To enable the learner to become aware of the importance and the impacts of modern
    communications and information technology on both personal and vocational life.
  • To assist the learner to develop the academic and vocational language, literacy and
    numeracy skills related to Communications through the medium of the indicative content.
  • To enable the learner to exercise substantial personal autonomy and responsibility.

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