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Programme Details
Programme Name
Plant Identification, Care and Maintenance QQI Level 4, 4N1186
Programme Code
Programme Aim
The aim of this programme is to equip learners with the knowledge, skill and competency to achieve a QQI Level 4 in Plant Identification, Care and Maintenance. Our trainers are highly qualified with a vast background of experience, are educated to degree level and hold a training qualification. There will be a particular emphasis on skill development. They should be able to identify challenges and be able to comfortably solve them, both independently and within a group setting. Progression for successful learners will be to other Horticulture components at level 4 standard. The skills achieved on this programme may also assist entry to the workplace.
4 Days
Credit Value
10 Credits
Horticulture 4M1994
Specific Entry/Access and Exemptions Requirements
A learner seeking entry to a programme leading to awards at level 4 does not need a previous formal qualification. HCT would highly recommend that learners have achieved some certification at Level 3 or have relevant work/life experience.
QQI Level 4 in Plant Identification, Care and Maintenance
80% Skills Demonstration, 20% Examination
Programme Content
  • Identify a range of common plants from a range of categories
  • Understand main use and optimal growth
  • Plant a range of plants in a range of settings
  • Water a range of plants and under-stand watering requirements based on conditions and time of year
  • Implement weed control in a variety of methods
  • Demonstrate procedures to protect plants from frost and wind
  • Protect plants from pests and diseases
  • Operate safety procedure
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