Grow your dream horticulture career with NLN today

This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and competence to select, establish, grow and maintain a range of plants and vegetables. The horticulture and environmental sectors are vibrant and diverse. Gardening, commercial growing, green-keeping, sales and ground maintenance are just some of the possibilities open to you. So, if you prefer to work outdoors these training programmes could be just right for you.


This course combines practical and theoretical learning to provide students with a comprehensive set of horticultural skills to get a job in plant nurseries, garden centres, landscape companies, golf clubs, parks and a range of related areas.
These skills are complemented by general skills such as work experience in a horticultural environment, to give participants an opportunity to apply learning in a real work setting.

Course information
Students, working at their own pace and using their own learning style, choose eight QQI modules leading to a QQI Level 4 Major Award in Horticulture. This is recognised both nationally and internationally and helps students progress to employment or further training. Certification is achieved by continuous assessment through practical assignments and projects. Students learn through the medium of group classes, practical demonstrations, individual practice and assignments. Each student can avail of a wide range of supports throughout the course.

To ensure that you are offered a place on a course which is at the right level for you and appropriate to your learning needs all applicants are assessed prior to placement on the course. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and attitude required to access employment within the sector or to progress to further education or training.

Where can I take a horticulture course?

All of our free horticulture courses and the centres they are offered in are listed below.

If you are interested in horticulture please contact one of the centres below.

Certification: QQI Level 4 Horticulture (4M1994)

How to apply

If you are interested in this programme, please contact your nearest centre and we will be in touch as soon as possible

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