Certificate in Organic Horticulture (Distance Learning) 2020 – Year 1

Please note. This course is provisionally BOOKED OUT. You can add your name to a Cancellation list by clicking the green “Cancellation List” button. If a place opens up, we will be in touch with you. Kind regards,



Enrolment for National Organic Training Skillnet funding will open on the 14th of July 2020 for the Certificate in Organic Horticulture Year 1 Distance Learning course which is delivered through The Organic College An tIonad Glas.

Year 1 Modules include:

  1. Organic Fruit and Vegetable Production
  2. Soil Science and Growing Media
  3. Organic Standards and Principles
  4. Plant Identification and Use

This 2 year course in horticulture will be delivered via Distance Learning, 4 Modules are taken each year, commencing in October 2020.

The course will be starting on the 24th of October with an induction day. This year the induction will be done through a Zoom Conference Cal. The first practical day will take place at the college on Saturday November 7th

For full course details and course dates, please visit the organic college website: https://www.organiccollege.com/distance-learning/3-the-modules 

Please note, you don’t have to complete both years. There is value in completing just year 1 as a solid foundation in Organic Horticulture and you’ll receive module awards / certificates for the four modules you complete in year one. If you decide to complete the full certificate you will need to complete the remaining five modules in year two.

Cost: €700 (The price is all inclusive and include all course material, weekend practical workshops at the college and exam entry fees.)

The full cost of the course is €1,000. However, with NOTS funding, members will only pay the reduced fee of €700 (per person) payable directly to NOTS. Places and NOTS funding are limited, and enrolment is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so we encourage you to register as soon as you can.

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