Part Time National Certificate in Horticulture - Horticulture 03 (Fast Track)

Abingdon and Witney College

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Important information

  • Vocational qualification
  • Hailey
  • Duration:
    33 Weeks
Description

This is a fast track route for those of you wishing to complete the National Certificate in Horticulture in one year. Students will attend college one day per week on a Thursday for 33 weeks plus 6 Saturdays. The course provides a broad introduction to all aspects of horticulture. It is considered to be an excellent professional qualification for those already working in the horticulture.

Important information

Requirements: No formal entry requirements are needed but candidates should have an appropriate level of general education to enable them to complete the assignment work.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Hailey
Witney, OX29 9UU, Oxfordshire, England
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Course programme


National Certificate in Horticulture (Fast Track part time)
  • Subject area:Floristry, Flower Arranging & Horticulture
  • Subject:Horticulture
  • Course type:Part time


Course description
This is a fast track route for those of you wishing to complete the National Certificate in Horticulture in one year. Students will attend college one day per week on a Thursday for 33 weeks plus 6 Saturdays . The course provides a broad introduction to all aspects of horticulture. It is considered to be an excellent professional qualification for those already working in the horticulture industry or for those wishing a career change. Fees include tuition, materials and awarding body registration. An interview is required.

Final award
NPTC National Certificate in Horticulture

Entry requirements
No formal entry requirements are needed but candidates should have an appropriate level of general education to enable them to complete the assignment work.

Career steps
Advanced National Certificate in Horticulture

Additional information
This is a one year part-time course of intensive study that introduces students to a range of horticultural topics and leads to a well respected professional qualification. The National Certificate provides the practical skills and knowledge needed for employment into the horticulture industry or onto higher level courses. The course consists of 10 units - Horticultural science, Principles of Machinery, Identification of weeds, pests and diseases, Health and safety in amenity horticulture, Plant establishment and maintenance, Identification and use of plants, Establish and maintain turf, Propagation techniques, Operation and maintenance of horticultural equipment, Establish and maintain specialist horticultural features. Students study each unit in detail and are assessed throughout the course by a combination of practical assessments, short written tests and assignment work. There is an externally set multiple choice exam which is taken at the end of the course.

Code Campus Duration Start date Day(s) Times Fees
EPSE305P Common Leys Farm Campus 33 weeks 17 Sep 2009 Thursday 9:15am â€" 4:45pm £1018

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