Horticulture Programme

Longford/Westmeath Educational Training Board in conjunction with Westmeath Community Development and Belvedere House Gardens & Park  run a Local Training Initiative in Mullingar.

Purpose of programme:

Designed to provide trained personnel for the Horticulture Industry

Level 5 QQI (Fetac) Accreditation Major award in Horticulture

  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science and Growing Media
  • Plant Identification and use
  • Fruit & Vegetable Production
  • Team Working
  • Organic Production
  • Plant Propogation
  • Plant Protection
  • Work Experience
  • Safe pass
  • Manual Handling

How long is the course?

The course is run for a duration of 50 weeks.  Full Time Monday to Friday.

  • Monday - Thurs 9.30am-4pm
  • Friday 9.30am-1pm

What do you gain?

  • The horticulture programme provides training within the 17th century walled garden at Belvedere House, Garden and Park, Mullingar with Access to over 120 acres for observation and research purposes.
  • Level 5 QQI (Fetac) Accreditation Major Award in Horticulture (CASHX)

Further Education Opportunities

  • Advanced Certificate in Horticulture Level 6, Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin
  • Bachelor of science in Horticulture Level 7-Botanic Gardens
  • Apply for direct entry to the year 2 of the Bachelor of science in Horticulture-Level 7 at Waterford IT.
  • Apply for entry into year 1 bachelor of science in Horticulture-Level 7 at Blanchardstown IT.
  • Level 7 Botanics through the CAO

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Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should be between 16 and 35 Years of age with no formal education.
  • Must be well motivated and have a positive attitude towards working in the Horticulture Sector.
  • Must have own transport  to get to and from Belvedere house and Gardens and Westmeath Community Development, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
  • Have a minimum Junior Certificate/Equivalent
  • Experience an advantage
  • Suitable candidates will be selected through interview process
  • This Course requires Garda Vetting.
  • Normal LWETB Allowances will apply.

How to Apply:

Register at your local Employment Office (Intreo) or for more information, contact us directly at Belvedere

For further information and to register for this course, contact your local ETB Office or for more info contact Eileen Mulligan or John Smith or call 087-7923349 or via our Facebook Group Page

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