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Horticulture VTOS

Horticulture course

VTOS means Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. VTOS gives unemployed adults over 21 the opportunity of returning to full time education, while retaining their benefit.

This course is designed to incorporate both the theoretical and practical aspects of horticulture.  Our course looks at production and amenity horticulture and includes elements of design and commercial awareness.

Course Content

Year 1 QQI Level 5

Plant Science, Soil Science, Fruit and Vegetable Production, Plant Propagation Work Practice

Certification

QQI Level 5 

Duration

1 year

Entry Requirements

All VTOS applicants must be over 21 and in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment for at least 6 months before starting the course. Participation in a CE or FAS scheme counts in the calculation of six months once you must be in receipt of a relevant Social Protection payment immediately before starting the course.All applicants who present for this course will be given individual guidance by qualified tutors who are in a position to make recommendations as to what courses may suit their learning needs.

Progression

Students may progress to Institutes of Technology. There will also be opportunities to pursue a small business venture providing produce to farmers markets and small retailers.

Career Opportunities

Potential employment opportunities in garden centres and parks and estate garden maintenance.

How to Apply

Apply online here or email vtos@cdcfe.com for more information.

Horticulture VTOS
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