The Organic Centre: Horticultural Training Course

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Full Time Horticultural Training Course at The Organic Centre 2020.

The Level 5 QQI accredited course in horticulture at The Organic Centre is set to commence in mid-February 2020.

It is fully funded by the Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB).

The course lasts 50 weeks and is full time, Monday to Friday 9 to 5.

Trainees are expected to attend daily and are taught in a variety of ways including classroom sessions, practical training, demonstrations, guided walks and fieldtrips.

There are 9 Minor Award modules and a pass in all 9 leads to the Major Award in Horticulture.

The 9 modules are:

  • Work Practice
  • Plant Protection
  • Plant Science
  • Plant Identification and Use
  • Soil Science and Growing Media
  • Team Working
  • Organic Production
  • Biodiversity and the Natural Environment
  • Fruit and Vegetable Production.

The modules are assessed by written assignments, practical demonstrations and written examinations.

Selection for the 15 places is by interview in January from a list compiled by MSLETB, Ballytivnan, Sligo.

Those interested in inclusion on that list are asked to register their details with their local INTREO office or with the MSLETB Office, Sligo between now and mid-January 2020 and also refer themselves on to the registration system on the MSLETB website

For further details please contact Steve, Phil or Sabine here at The Organic Centre (071-9854338)

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