Ballybeg Greens

Award-winning suppliers of salad leaves, microgreens, edible flowers, herbs and specialised vegetables to the food service industry

Training Services

Horticultural Initiative 

The Horticulture Initiative in Ballybeg Community Development Centre is running a Full Time, QQI Level 4 Certified courses.

This level 4 is in progression to a QQI Level 5.

All of these courses are funded by the Education and Training Board.

We are presently taking Applications now, with start date scheduled for the New Year.

The Horticulture Initiative courses enable students to discover the gift that is Horticulture, equip them with the necessary Skills & Practices, with tangible outcomes in the shape of QQI Certification.

Application forms for Level 5 Application are here.

Please call us on 051 350 100 for further information on the following courses.

Accredited Training

Skills Acquired

Our courses will teach you:

  • How to identify the PH level of soil
  • The tools and equipment you will need to grow vegetables and flowering plants
  • Growing techniques
  • Pest control
  • Preparing your site for growing
  • Seed sowing
  • Planting out
  • Growing in pots
  • Maintaining your produce
  • Harvesting your crop
  • Health & safety

Our Trainers

All our trainers have a Train the Trainers qualification.