Sustainable Horticulture- Permaculture Design- Market Gardening- Woodland Management- Green Building- Plant and Soil Science
Course Code: 5M2586
Entry requirements: Leaving Cert or equivalent. Mature students welcome.
Course Duration: 1 year
Commencement Date: September 2016
Co-ordinator: Mr. Donal Chambers
The emphasis of the course is on practical skills that students can apply in their own lives and gain professional qualifications to access employment, developing their careers or continuing to 3rd level courses in horticulture, landscape design or related subjects.
The course is useful to anyone interested in landscape design, organic horticulture, community development, environmental education and sustainable resource management, and can lead to work or further training in these areas.
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Graduates from the course will be well equipped to pursue a range of employment and business opportunities. Several past students now supply fresh vegetables from their market gardens to customers and restaurants around the Kinsale area. Other opportunities are available in diverse fields including ecology, environmental education, plant nurseries, garden centres, landscape design and sustainable resource management.
Students who successfully complete the Level 5 Award in Sustainable Horticulture will be eligible to apply for the Level 6 Award.
“The two years I spent doing the Practical Sustainability Course/Permaculture at Kinsale Further Education College were an amazing experience of learning in new creative ways, with lots of practical experience and an exciting mix of classroom lessons, guest speakers and field trips. The college has a very supportive atmosphere and a great community feeling to it. I’m glad I chose to do the course.”
Full Award FETAC Level 5 Horticulture:
Plant Protection-Permaculture Design- Plant Identification and Use- Plant Propagation; Organic Production; Work Practice; Plant Science; Soil Science; Communications. Timetables vary from year to year please contact the college directly for detailed timetable information.