Horticulture

Our Horticulture and General Education Courses come under our BTEI Further Education section. 

WHAT IS BTEI?

The Back To Education Initiative provides part-time Further Education programmes for young people and adults. The aim is to give people an opportunity to combine a return to learning with family, work and other responsibilities. Our BTEI courses are usually 12 to 16 hours of classes per week over  4 days. The courses are normally 30 weeks in length, starting in October and finishing the following May.

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

Who can take part in the BTEI Programme? Anyone who has left full-time education or is out of work can take part in a course being offered, but priority will be given to those with less than the Leaving Certificate.

WHAT WILL A BTEI COURSE COST? 

Individuals will have different entitlements. Those in receipt of unemployment payments or means tested social welfare benefits and holders of medical cards are entitled to free tuition. These programmes give learners the opportunity to gain confidence  to progress onto many of our Level 5 courses.

Part-time Day Courses

Course Code: RC-BTEI-04

QQI Level: QQI Level 5

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Course Code: RC-BTEI-01

QQI Level: QQI Level 4

COURSE SPECIFIC MODULES

Term 1:

  • Plant Identification, Care and Maintenance
  • Horticultural Science
  • Growing Vegetables
  • IT Skills
  • Communications

Term 2:

  • Establishing Trees and Shrubs
  • Safe Horticultural Practice
  • Work Practice
  • Hard Landscaping
  • ESOL* English as a Second Language option
Note: ESOL is mandatory for those learners where English is not their first language
 

OUTCOMES/PROGRESSION

On completion learners can either progress to a full-time Level 5 award in horticulture or begin work in the horticulture industry.
 

To apply for this course please fill in the form below.