• Code: HU
  • Certification:QQI Level 5 Applied Ecology Award (5M5028)                                                                  
  • Duration:One Year


The purpose of this course is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to independently and collaboratively analyse and report on the biological diversity within eco systems and the correct management of the earth’s resources. Additionally, completion of this course will aid progression to further or higher education.

Programme of Study
  • Ecological Field Methods 
  • Biological Diversity 
  • Sustainable Water Management  
  • Communications 
  • Work Experience 
  • Environmental Studies 
  • Applied Permaculture 
  • Permaculture Design 
  • Soil Science

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:
• Leaving Certificate or its equivalent 
Extenuating circumstances may be considered
• Leaving Certificate Applied
• Full QQI Level 4
• Mature applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Applicants should have good basic literacy skills and mathematical skills

Career Opportunities
  • Energy Consultant
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Education Officer
  • Nature Conservation Officer
  • Waste Management Officer
Higher Education Progression*

Examples of potential courses include:

  • Sustainability (DN240)


  • Climate and Environmental Sustainability (DC294)

Maynooth University:

  • Arts - Geography (MH101)

Please note that the courses listed above are only a select few, many other courses can be entered using this QQI award, please visit www.careersportal.ie for more.

Course Co-Ordinator

Hilda Harty

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