• 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
  • Communications
  • Nursery Stock Production
  • Sustainable Horticulture
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Plant Identification 
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Sketch-up 

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*

Waterford IT:

  • BSc in Horticulture (BN022)


  • BSc in Land Management Agriculture / Forestry (DN120)
Course Co-Ordinator

Claire McQuade

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

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