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FAS Training Scheme


FAS Training Course in Organic Horticulture
Course Code: GY54X



Location: Portumna Castle Kitchen Garden, Portumna, Co. Galway.

Duration: 48 weeks

Trainee Profile: Over 18 and signing on live register (not necessary in receipt of payment). Interest in horticulture and rural crafts essential.

Course Content: Organic horticulture, ecology, woodland and garden crafts, rush work, willow work, greenwood furniture career and enterprise development.

Certification: FETAC Foundation level.

Remuneration: FAS Trainee allowance, Meal Allowance, Travel/Rent Allowance where applicable.

Childcare Allowance: EU64 per week per child aged 13 years or under. EU32 per week per child aged 14-18 years.

Places subject to availability. Contact 0509 41853 or local FAS office for further details.



Portumna Castle Crafts and Garden has been featured on "Nationwide", in "The Farmers' Journal", "Irish Examiner", "Irish Times" and "Organic Matters"
and has won many awards including

Fás West Region Community Initiative Award 1999 & 2001

Heritage Council Award 2002

National Winner (Heritage Category) ESB/CVI Environmental Award 2002