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Horticulture Programme

Longford/Westmeath Educational Training Board in conjunction with Westmeath Community Development and Belvedere House Gardens & Park  run a Local Training Initiative in Mullingar.

Purpose of programme:

Designed to provide trained personnel for the Horticulture Industry

Level 5 QQI (Fetac) Accreditation Major award in Horticulture

  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science and Growing Media
  • Plant Identification and use
  • Fruit & Vegetable Production
  • Team Working
  • Organic Production
  • Plant Propogation
  • Plant Protection
  • Work Experience
  • Safe pass
  • Manual Handling

How long is the course?

The course is run for a duration of 50 weeks.  Full Time Monday to Friday.

  • Monday - Thurs 9.30am-4pm
  • Friday 9.30am-1pm

What do you gain?

  • The horticulture programme provides training within the 17th century walled garden at Belvedere House, Garden and Park, Mullingar with Access to over 120 acres for observation and research purposes.
  • Level 5 QQI (Fetac) Accreditation Major Award in Horticulture (CASHX)

Further Education Opportunities

  • Advanced Certificate in Horticulture Level 6, Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin
  • Bachelor of science in Horticulture Level 7-Botanic Gardens
  • Apply for direct entry to the year 2 of the Bachelor of science in Horticulture-Level 7 at Waterford IT.
  • Apply for entry into year 1 bachelor of science in Horticulture-Level 7 at Blanchardstown IT.
  • Level 7 Botanics through the CAO

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Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should be between 16 and 35 Years of age with no formal education.
  • Must be well motivated and have a positive attitude towards working in the Horticulture Sector.
  • Must have own transport  to get to and from Belvedere house and Gardens and Westmeath Community Development, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
  • Have a minimum Junior Certificate/Equivalent
  • Experience an advantage
  • Suitable candidates will be selected through interview process
  • This Course requires Garda Vetting.
  • Normal LWETB Allowances will apply.

How to Apply:

Register at your local Employment Office (Intreo) or for more information, contact us directly at Belvedere

For further information and to register for this course, contact your local ETB Office or for more info contact Eileen Mulligan or John Smith or call 087-7923349 or via our Facebook Group Page

Vacancy: LTI Part-time Assistant Co-Ordinator

Westmeath Community Development

(In association with Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board)

wishes to recruit a

Local Training Initiative Part-Time

Assistant Co-Ordinator

To assist the Co-ordinator in administering and facilitating on a part-time basis, a Local Training Initiative (LTI) Programme. This full-time programme, delivered at Belvedere House and Gardens, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, is based on a contract which is subject to continuity of funding by Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB). It aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to work in the Horticulture industry.

Application Form, when completed, should be returned in Hard Copy format to:

Ref: Assistant LTI Coordinator

Frank Murtagh
Assistant CEO
Westmeath Community Development
Mullingar E.T.I. Centre
Mullingar Business Park
Mullingar, Co Westmeath

Please ensure envelopes are marked: Ref: Assistant LTI Coordinator

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday July 7th @5pm with Interviews on July 17th 2017

Please click below for documents:-

Application Form                 Job Description

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Vacancy: Temporary Assistant LTI Coordinator

Westmeath Community Development

(In association with Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board)

wishes to recruit a

Local Training Initiative

Temporary Assistant Co-Ordinator

To assist the Co-ordinator in administering and facilitating on a full-time basis, a Local Training Initiative (LTI) Programme. This full-time programme, delivered at Belvedere House and Gardens, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, is based on a contract which is subject to continuity of funding by Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB). It aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to work in the Horticulture industry.

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Student’s taking Horticulture to a new Level

Westmeath Community Development in association with SOLAS and Westmeath County Council provides some of the best facilities for students to practice horticultural excellence in the beautiful setting of Belvedere House, Gardens & Park.

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Level 5 Horticulture Students: Back Row (L-R) Ross Sweeney. George Smyth, Sean Mullen, Martina Scally, Rimantas Plauska, Ger Pegman, Darren Lynch, Gareth Robinson, Bill Nally, Vincent McLaughlin, Adam Lawton Front Row (L-R) John Bastic, Gerry Kelly, Anne-Marie Fleming, Martin Duggan

Last year saw the students appeared in Dermot O’Neill’s Secret Garden, when they worked alongside the celebrity garden expert.

This year the student’s focus has been geared to developing parts of the Belvedere estate, most notably the Victorian Walled Garden and the landscaping of some of the banked areas towards the main entrance.

They have also engaged in the creation of a seed bank just like that at Kew Gardens in the UK. Seeds collected from mother stock all over the estate have been stored using methods which mimic nature’s dormancy. Each species has a unique set of instructions which requires logging and labelling for scientific purposes. The idea behind this is to create enough stock to replace the trees and shrubs of this great estate.

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New training facilities launched for Horticulture LTI programme

Opening Ceremony of New Training facilities for Horticulture Programme in Belvedere

In picture from L - R; Maurice Stenson (Belvedere Manager), Jimmy Dalton (Director of Services) Joe Potter (CEO Westcd) Terri Clarke (FAS) John Smyth (Assistant Co-Ordinator) Majella Maher (Co-Ordinator)

New facilities for the Horticulture Programme were launched on Friday 21st June 2013 at Belvedere House and Gardens, Mullingar.

These new training facilities contain a large training room and a fully equipped laboratory and a beautiful landscaped area that was designed and built by John Smyth Horticulture tutor and students of the Horticulture Programme. The new facilities are located in the overflow car park in Belvedere house and gardens which is a central location for practical horticulture training in the walled garden, the fairy garden and access to the glasshouse and polytunnels in partnership with Westmeath County Council.

The opening ceremony also included the graduation of 17 students who completed this year's Level 5 Horticulture programme. Terri Clarke, FAS, presented the students with their Level 5 Major award certificates. To date, almost 60% of the students have progressed to employment and third level education form this course.

The next programme is due to commence Monday 15th July for 43 Weeks. For more information on the course please contact Co-Ordinator Majella Maher 087-7923349 or email mmaher@westcd.ie or go to www.westcd.ie.

             

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