Horticulture (Commercial), Foundation Degree (Hadlow College)

University of Greenwich

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Aimed at students who wish to gain a degree qualification in horticulture, this programme gives you the opportunity to specialise in either nursery production, fruit production, medicinal plant production or retail.
Following the production route will allow you to develop skills in propagation, growing on, harvest and post harvest care for a range of crops from ornamentals for the garden centre trade through to cut flowers, medicinal crops and fruit. Other aspects include machinery, soil science and common pests and diseases.

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· Requirements

Entry requirements 48 UCAS points made up from A levels, preferably one in science based subject, or a relevant Level 3 vocational qualification All applic ants should also have a GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.

What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Horticultural Production (30 credits)
Hadlow Work Based Learning Project 1 (30) (30 credits)
Plant Science and Chemistry Horticulture (30 credits)
Principles of Management (Land-Based) (15 credits)
Soil Science (15 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Postharvest (15 credits)
Crop Science (15 credits)
Crop Production (30 credits)
Retail Horticulture (15 credits)
Hadlow Work Based Learning Project 2 (30) (30 credits)
Applied Enterprise Management (15 credits)
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Extra information Assessment Assessments are made up of coursework (assignments, written reports, case studies and presentations) as well as final examinations. Careers Successful students can progress onto the BSc (Hons) Horticulture - Commercial programme. Alternatively, career prospects are excellent at technical sales and managerial levels. This programme is recognised by the Institute of Horticulture as leading towards membership.

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