Full time National Diploma in Horticulture HR003

In Dorchester

£ 499 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Dorchester

  • Duration

    51 Weeks

Description

The 18'unit BTEC National Diploma offers greater breadth of study in Horticulture. By completing 12 of the 18 units in the first year, you will also gain a National Certificate. A range of industry recognised additional qualifications are also delivered as part of this very comprehensive programme.

Facilities

Location

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Dorchester (Dorset)
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DT2 8PY

Starts

On request

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Course programme


National Diploma in Horticulture HR003
QualificationBTEC National Diploma in Horticulture
Qualification Level
Level : 3
What do these levels mean?

Duration :4 days per week for 51 weeks over 5 terms (full time)

Times :2 year full'time course of 51 weeks (5 terms):
9.15 am ' 4.45 pm

Dates :7.09.09 ' March 2011

Run by : Horticulture Department.
Tutor : Mark Courtier ' Year 1
Dr Rachel Parker ' Year 2

Awarding Body
Edexcel BTEC

Is it right for me?
The 18'unit BTEC National Diploma offers greater breadth of study in Horticulture. By completing 12 of the 18 units in the first year, you will also gain a National Certificate. A range of industry recognised additional qualifications are also delivered as part of this very comprehensive programme.

Studying this course will prepare you for employment and is suitable for students of all ages who wish to enter a specialist area of employment. The qualification provides you with a sound practical knowledge of horticulture and is held in high regard by all sectors within the horticultural industry.

Completion of the National Diploma will also enable you to continue onto Higher Education.

The course finishes at Easter in Year 2, allowing you to enter the employment market when your new skills are in greatest demand.

What qualifications will I need?
Enthusiasm, relevant practical experience and the ability to cope with written work. Four GCSEs minimum Grade C or equivalent (including English Language and Maths), First Diploma at merit or NVQ Level 2. Particularly suitable for mature students who will be considered even if they lack formal entry qualifications.

What will I be learning about?
The syllabus covers essential management, plus wide'ranging and practical horticultural knowledge.
Units include:
  • Principles of plant and soil science
  • Industry experience
  • Horticultural skills and plant knowledge
  • Machinery operation
  • Applied plant science
  • Plant use and knowledge
  • Sports turf construction
  • Arboriculture
  • Plant propagation
  • Landscape construction
  • Rock and water
  • Organic horticulture
  • Protected crop production
  • Practical arboriculture
  • Landscape studies
  • Practical horticultural production techniques
  • Management skills
  • Garden design and graphics

What is involved?
Two years at Kingston Maurward College, usually with a placement period working within a horticulture business. Lectures, demonstrations, practical instruction, industrial visits.

Where will it take me?
Employment in many areas of horticulture. Progression to Higher Education. Self employment.

What else does the course include?
  • FEPA (Pa1, Pa6)
  • Chainsaw use
  • C&G Certificate in Gardening
  • RHS Level 2 certificate in Horticulture

What materials are required?
Practical clothing, overalls, waterproofs, steel toe'capped safety boots, basic stationery. Tetanus protection is recommended.

What is next?
  • ABC Certificate in Arboriculture.
  • FdA Retail Horticulture Management

How will I be assessed?
A range of continuous assessments including written assignments, practical skills tests, externally set assessments.

How much will it cost?
£499

Full Time Further Education
Your learning is FREE if you are a UK or EU student, aged under 19 years on 31st August in the academic year you start your course.

Money Matters

Full time National Diploma in Horticulture HR003

£ 499 + VAT