2 SEC/O-Level passes Preferred: Biology and English Language
This one year day course introduces you to the basics of crop production. You will develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to enable you to work on a modern horticultural farm.
The course is practically based, providing the required skills and competences as well as the foundation knowledge in plant management and production. You are expected to attend scheduled horticulture practical sessions which form an integral part of the course.
This will improve your employment opportunities and is a good foundation for future career opportunities such as working in nurseries, farms and gardening as well as for progression to a more advanced qualification.
Most of the units are delivered through a combination of classroom-based lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, demonstrations, projects and assignments, practical work placements, and site visits.
The course will be assessed as follows: Continuous assessment is attained through assignments, projects and practical work.
Programme Learning Outcomes
Understand the biology of plants 2. Describe and discuss the basic principles of plant and soil science 3. Grow and maintain a variety of horticultural plants 4. Follow a work placements programme in the horticultural sector.
Core Study Units
Understand the principles of plant science Understand the principles of soil science Undertake work experience in the land-based industries Establish and maintain plants outdoors Participate in horticultural crop production outdoors Participate in protected horticulture plant production Introduction to animal and plant biology