Join us in 2018 for our Full Time Horticultural Training Course at The Organic Centre.
Experience the following exciting range of opportunities unrivaled in Ireland:
The new Level 5 QQI accredited course in horticulture here at The Organic Centre is set to commence in February 2018. It is fully funded by MSLETB (Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Educational training Board) formally FAS.
The course lasts 52 weeks – in tune with the growing season – and is full time, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. The only such course in Ireland!
Trainees are expected to attend daily and are taught in a variety of ways including practical training in the garden, orchard and polytunnels, classroom sessions, demonstrations and guided walks.
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, Organic Principles and Standards and 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 February from a list supplied by MSLETB, Ballytivnan, Sligo.
Very important: Those interested in applying are asked to register their details with their local INTREO office between now and the beginning of January 2018.
For further details please contact Steve, Phil or Sabine here at The Organic Centre (071 9854338).
From within Ireland: (071) 985 4338
International: +353 71 985 4338
From within Ireland: (071) 985 4343
International: +353 71 985 4343