Full Time National Certificate in Horticulture - Landscape

BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture)
In Maidenhead

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Important information

Typology Vocational qualification
Location Maidenhead
Duration 1 Year
  • Vocational qualification
  • Maidenhead
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

Successful completion provides progression onto the National Certificate.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Maidenhead
Bca Hall Place Burchetts Green, SL6 6QR, Berkshire, England
Starts On request
Location
Maidenhead
Bca Hall Place Burchetts Green, SL6 6QR, Berkshire, England

Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

This programme is suitable for school leavers or mature students looking for a career change. You should have four GCSEs at Grade D or above, or a Level 1 qualification in a related subject at Merit level. Progression Routes Successfully completion of this programme at merit or distinction level provides progression onto the National Certifiate/Diploma programme.

Course programme

National Certificate in Horticulture - Landscape ( 1year)
This one year full-time programme is designed to provide a breadth of knowledge and skills at craft level across a range of horticultural subject areas. A heavy emphasis is placed on acquiring practical skills demanded by the industry.
The National Certificate programme is nationally recognised by the horticultural industry and the qualification also provides evidence towards the underpinning knowledge of NVQ†s. Employment opportunities include craft level positions with organisations and enterprises such as The National Trust, private gardens, grounds maintenance and domestic landscape contractors, local authorities, garden centres as well as self employment. The programme also provides a firm foundation for those seeking a career change.
Programme Content
The programme is modular and consists of five core modules and five specialist modules. Core modules are assessed by an external examination whilst specialist modules are assessed via practical assessments and skills tests.
Core Modules:
Horticultural Science
Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Principles of Machinery
Effective Working Practices
Specialist Modules:
Identification and Use of Plants
Propagation Techniques
Fruit and Veg Cultivation
Hard Landscape
Surveying, Setting Out and Foundations
Plant Establishment and Maintenance
Entry Requirements
This programme is suitable for school leavers or mature students looking for a career change. You should have four GCSEs at Grade D or above, or a Level 1 qualification in a related subject at Merit level.
Progression Routes
Successfully completion of this programme at merit or distinction level provides progression onto the National Certifiate/Diploma programme.


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