Horticultural Studies

Course Description

Course Description This full time PLC (Post Leaving Certificate) course aims to familiarise students with different aspects of the horticultural industry, and provide students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be successful in pursuing their chosen career. The course will enhance and broaden educational parameters enabling students to obtain access to third level institutions, apprenticeships and gainful employment. Students will have first hand experience working outdoors and growing and developing plants and vegetables. Students attending this course will develop knowledge and skills in horticultural areas. Course work concentrates on scientific and economic principles underlying horticulture and the application of these principles to particular enterprises. The work practice training period may be in garden centres, nurseries, amenity parks, golf courses or fruit and vegetable production units.

Further Details

Qualification: QQI Level 5 Major Award (120 credits)
Day(s): Monday – Friday
Location: CTI Senior College, Clonmel
Type: Full Time
Duration: 1 academic year
Start Date: September 2018 (Subject to Demand/Funding)

Course Content:

  • Work Practice
  • Plant Protection
  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science and Growing Media
  • Communications
  • Fruit and Vegetable Production
  • Computer Aided Draughting
  • Start Your Own Business

Entry Requirements:

  • Successful performance at interview
  • Leaving Cert (traditional or applied)
  • Other qualification at NFQ Level 4 (e.g. QQI Level 4 Award)
  • Mature students with appropriate vocational experiences

How to Apply:

Applications are now being accepted for September 2018. Click on the link below to apply: Apply Here


  • Higher Education Insitutions
  • Employment in – Garden Centres, Nurseries, Amenity Parks, Golf Courses, Fruit and Vegetable Production Units


Open for Applications

Contact Details

Name: The Course Coordinator
Tel: (052) 612 6269