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Develop your Gardening Skills

This award recognises basic knowledge, skill and competence in approaching
simple horticulture tasks in familiar well structured environments. It provides
recognition for appropriate use of language and concept, in the personal
preferred communicative style.
The aim of this programme is multi purpose. The knowledge, skill and competence acquired on this programme are relevant to personal development and participation in society, community and employment and provides a basis for further progression. The programme covers the acquirement of basic knowledge, skills and competencies in a narrow range of fields of learning including key outcomes in literacy and numeracy.

Target Award

QQI General Learning – P2GL0

Start Date: 03-09-2023Hours/week: 02 Hrs 00 MinsDuration: 39 weeks


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Education Requirements
No formal education or qualifications are required although applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 1 when accessing a Level 2 programme.

Age Requirements
Please see course details for minimum age requirements.

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate an elementary range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course and be able to work under direction.

Module Award Body
Life Science: Horticulture Life Science: Horticulture (M2S28) QQI
(LSH1) Identify some common trees and shrubs
(LSH2) Use a range of common gardening tools and equipment, e.g.
lawnmower, gardening gloves, rake, spade, trowel
(LSH3) Plant a vegetable or flower bed, or container under supervision
(LSH4) Name conditions that help plants grow and flourish, e.g. light, heat,
soil, water
(LSH5) Describe the four main stages of the life cycle of a plant
(LSH6) Describe some functions of a plant leaf
(LSH7) Demonstrate safe working practice in the garden, e.g. manual
handling, use of protective clothing


Adult Literacy, Tramore, Co Waterford


Adult Education Centre, Unit 2, Seapoint Business Park, Riverstown, , Tramore, X91FD9K


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Margaret Howard


086 0617072