Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture

Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College
In Llanelli (Wales)

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Important information

Typology A Level
Location Llanelli (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • A Level
  • Llanelli (Wales)
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

Royal Horticultural Society qualifications are aimed primarily at vocational candidates intent on acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in horticulture. In addition, this RHS Level 2 Certificate is ideal for dedicated amateurs who wish to have their horticultural knowledge and skills formally assessed. The course is based at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Candidates achieving 50% or more in the written exam will be awarded credits for that unit. Candidates achieving 70% or more in the written exam will be awarded with commendation in that unit. Candidates achieving commendation in all four mandatory units will be awarded the qualification with commendation.

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Llanelli
Sandy Road, Pwll, SA15 4DN, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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Starts Different dates available
Location
Llanelli
Sandy Road, Pwll, SA15 4DN, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

Applicants should have some work experience in the industry or be experienced gardeners.

There are no academic entry qualifications for this course.

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Access to HE : Science

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mike burgess
4.0 01/09/2016
What I would highlight: the lecturers are all (now, see below) really good, they are approachable, suportive and clear in their delivery and expectations of you. The venue (graig campus in Llanelli) is fairly modern and there are plenty of facilities for such a small campus This includes starbucks, costa, a gym, a cash machine, study areas, a library and plenty of computers.
What could be improved: There was an issue with one of the lecturers not been available due to an accident and we were chopping and changing, having three lecturers in the first seven weeks It was sorted eventually though.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

FullTime Access to Higher Education (Humanities)

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dave coley
4.0 07/06/2010
What I would highlight: Not one for the faint hearted or people who "dont know what else to do so i might as well go to college"... You have to be prepared for a serious amount of workload, many many hours of study and commitment to finishing the course. You will struggle if you think that this course can be done easily, you must go into it with your eyes open and be prepared to work hard. On the up side, finishing the course and gaining that all important offer for uni was worth all the hard work. The staff at Llanelli are on the whole very good, one or two exceptions made the course harder than it needed to be but that might be down to myself not liking their teaching methods so personal opinion . Essay writing will become second nature to you and the ability to research effectivly is another skill i have aquired. Remember...this course is hard work, we had a 66% drop out of students who couldn't complete for one reason or another.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

FullTime BTEC National Diploma in 3D Design (Interior Design)

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Luke Thomas
5.0 01/09/2002
What I would highlight: Fantastic course with very enthusiastic lecturers which lead me to further education and a successful career in the interior / architectural field. This course is a great foundation for this industry! Learnt many aspects involved within interior design whand had opportunities to go to exhibition
What could be improved: Nothing bad to say. Was very happy with the course, teachers and modules!
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

What you'll learn on the course

IT
Horticulture
Skills and Training

Course programme

The course is based at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, which has excellent practical facilities and offers students the opportunity to work alongside experienced horticulturalists and botanists Students have access to the Library at the National Botanic Garden, which has a large stock of horticultural learning materials Students have free internet access for research at Coleg Sir Gar, Pibwrlwyd Campus.

Learners may progress to the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development or the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture.

Progression to RHS Level 3 qualifications is also an option.

Additional information

Each unit will be assessed by a separate written examination, set and marked by the RHS. Examinations are offered twice a year in February and June.

Learners who have successfully completed all the mandatory units for the two theory-based Level 2 qualifications will be awarded the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture.

Learners who have successfully completed all the mandatory units for the two theory-based Level 2 qualifications and the Level 2 Practical Certificate will be awarded the RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture.


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