- Code: DG
- Certification: QQI Level 6 Award in Horticulture (6M4334)
- Duration: One Year
This advanced course in Horticulture/Garden design will give students an opportunity to upgrade their skills with intensive training for another academic year. It will enable learners to spend a further year working full-time on their career structure or open up for them a wide variety of career and educational opportunities.
- Programme of Study
- Landscape Design and Construction
- Supervisory Skills
- Nursery Stock Production
- Sustainable Horticulture
- Plant Identification
- Computer Aided Design
Mathematics may be offered as an extra subject if learner requires it for further study.
Components subject to change
- Entry Requirements
- QQI Level 5 award
- Mature Applicants-experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications
Places are offered following successful interview. Applicants must bring a portfolio/collection of work to the interview. Garda vetting may be required for work experience.
- Career Opportunities
- Landscape Architecture
- Landscape Gardening
- Nursery Management
- Self Employed
- Higher Education Progression*
- BSc in Horticulture (BN022)
- BSc in Land Management Agriculture / Forestry (DN120)
- Course Co-Ordinator
- Where are they now?
Meet BIFE students who have graduated from this course...
"I am a graduate of BIFE’s course in garden design. I found the course to be great and it inspired me to pursue a career in this area. I am now running a successful business in garden design." - Anne Marie Walsh