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Certificate of Higher Education in Horticulture Technology part time

Bridgwater College

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Certificate of Higher Education in Horticulture Technology (part-time) Who is the course for? The course is intended for those people aspiring to be managers within the horticulture industry. Positions exist in park and grounds management, nurseries and garden centres, research and propagation. This is a course for those with some prior knowledge or qualifications or those wishing a career change. The horticulture industry is experiencing a revival at present as people value locally grown produce, their environment and organic production. Good management jobs are now sought in the commercial sector and this is an ideal course for those both young and old wishing to enter into a fascinating field. What will I study on the course? Land-based business management Industry experience Principles of plant and soil science Plant health and protection Sports turf construction Mechanized practices for land-based industries Introduction to ecology Establishment and maintenance of turf-grass. What makes this course special? The centre has well established and historic gardens that have recently had a massive investment in a zoned glasshouse and extensive gardens redevelopment. You are given the opportunity to gain not only the necessary management skills but the practical skills that underpin the management of a garden and develop skills from within our nursery and garden centre. Students in their work experience further develop by contacts with facilities both here and abroad. This gives the students an opportunity if they wish to further expand their career knowledge. How will I be assessed? You will be assessed through assignments, projects and examinations. The units carry a weighting of 60% assignment work and 40% examinations or 100% assignment. How long is the course? Two years part-time with self directed study. Will this course lead to a qualification? A Certificate of Higher Education in Horticulture Technology from Bournemouth University. Can this course lead directly to a job? Enter into employment such as an Assistant Parks Officer with local or county councils, junior management positions in garden centres, nurseries, landscape or grounds maintenance companies, positions in commercial growing or soil and horticultural research institutions, assistant teaching and learning support work. Progression to a Foundation Degree programme at an institution of your choice. How much will it cost? The course fee is ?742 per year 2009/10. Students starting a part-time course in 2009/10 may be eligible for financial support. Students from lower income households may be eligible for a non repayable course grant of up to ?260 and may also be eligible for a grant of up to ?1,210 towards the course tuition fees (depending on the intensity of their studies). Applications for loans and grants need to be made through Student Finance England or the Local Education Authority. Students in extreme financial hardship may be eligible for further funding via the Access to Learning funds by applying direct to Bournemouth University.

Certificate of Higher Education in Horticulture Technology (part-time) Who is the course for? The course is intended for those people aspiring to be managers within the horticulture industry. Positions exist in park and grounds management, nurseries and garden centres, research and propagation. This is a course for those with some prior knowledge or qualifications or those wishing a career...

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