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EVE Plantmarket

About EVE Plantmarket

EVE Plantmarket is a programme in the HSE and is contracted by DDLETB (Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education Training Board) to deliver vocational training in a specialist training environment. We cater to people who have experience of mental health difficulties.

Our service is catered towards individuals who have experienced mental health difficulties and have the potential to achieve employment and/or progress to further training.

Suitable candidates are individuals who are capable of meeting the training outcomes and have the potential to develop personal practical skill through training. Candidates must be 18 years or over.

Personal development, health & wellbeing are incorporated into all programmes. We offer/promote quit smoking programmes in the centre.

On completion of training, it is expected that learners will have progressed to one or a combination of the following options:

  • To the employment market
  • Progression to mainstream training/education
  • Progression within specialised training



Our Programmes

The courses focus on helping learners set goals and work towards achieving them, gain QQI certification, obtain work experience, community integration and to promote independence, self-advocacy and valuable outcomes at the end of their training time.

The courses will provide learners with a QQI qualification and the essential skills to achieve employment and/or progress to further education.

All programmes adhere to stress free learning principals, catering to individual needs, greater time allocation to complete modules. Less exams and more emphasis on portfolio and project work.

Social outings and trips are built in to all courses and a Personal Development programme is delivered once a week.


QQI LEVEL 5 Retail Practice (24 month duration)

This is ideal for someone who wants to up skill or retrain within retail. QQI Level 5 is the same standard as Leaving Cert. If you are someone who has an interest in retail or business this course is for you.

  • Retail Selling
  • Customer Service
  • Retail Display
  • Marketing Practice
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Safety & Health

QQI Level 4 Horticulture (24 month duration)

This course will suit individuals who have an interest in gardening or horticulture. The majority of modules involved are broken down: 20% theory and 80% practical based.

  • Hot Tools & Machinery
  • Plant Propagation
  • Horticulture Science
  • Safe Horticulture
  • Plant ID Care & Maintenance
  • Growing vegetables
  • Customer Service/Team Work
  • Work Experience

QQI Level 3 Employability Skills (18 month duration)

All modules are portfolio based, with less stress on the learner and more emphasis on individual development.

  • Communications
  • Computer Literacy
  • Functional Maths
  • Career Preparation
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Outdoor Crop Production
  • Health Related Fitness


Why get involved?

  1. Training allowance 
  2. Small class sizes
  3. Increased chances of securing employment
  4. Meals provided free of charge
  5. Health & wellbeing built into all our programmes
  6. Social outings


How to Apply

An informal interview will be arranged to see if the service is for you and to ensure that you meet the entry requirements. You may be offered a sampling period.

The application forms will need to be completed by you and your medical team/GP and returned to the Centre Manager at the address below.

Please note that there may be a waiting list.


Hours of Service

Monday – Thursday: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Friday: 9.00am – 1.30pm



EVE Plantmarket

Blakes Cross


Co. Dublin



Contact Details

Phone: 01 8437351

Mobile: 0860423930

Fax: 01 8437108


Facebook: @PlantmarketEVE


(087) 8258674 (Apply for Services / Client Referrals) (01) 415 6821 (General enquiries)
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