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Full time National Certificate in Horticulture HR002

Kingston Maurward College

Other Qualifications , Horticulture

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National Certificate in Horticulture HR002 Qualification BTEC National Certificate in Horticulture Qualification Level Level : 3 What do these levels mean? Duration : 4 days per week for 34 weeks (full time) Times : 1 year full'time course of 34 weeks (3 terms): 9.15 am ' 4.45 pm Dates : 8.09.09 ' 2.07.10 Run by : Horticulture Department. Tutor : Mark Courtier Awarding Body Edexcel BTEC Is it right for me? Learn a wide range of technical and landscaping skills. Work with specialised and highly experienced staff. Study garden design, draughtsmanship and surveying. This is a practical qualification for students embarking on a career in the horticultural industry and is suitable for all ages. The course provides a broad'based grounding in horticulture with a wide range of practical skills and background knowledge. Emphasis is on practical knowledge. Entry into second year of the National Diploma in Horticulture course is possible for those who successfully complete this course. 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. Mature students will be considered even if they lack formal entry qualifications. What will I be learning about? Principles of growing mediums and plant nutrition Plant propagation Garden design Plant science Decorative horticulture Hard landscape construction Horticultural machinery and operation Turf culture Business management Plant establishment Horticultural skills Plant knowledge What is involved? One year at Kingston Maurward College. Lectures, demonstrations, practical instruction and industrial visits. Where will it take me? A responsible job in practical horticulture or an allied industry such as gardening journalism, garden design, landscape gardening, retail management. What else does the course include? Certificate of Competence in Safe Use of Pesticides C&G Certificate in Gardening Chainsaws/Brushcutters What materials are required? Practical clothing, overalls, waterproofs, steel toe'capped safety boots, basic stationery. Tetanus protection is recommended. What is next? Option to continue on to the second year of the National Diploma in Horticulture. 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 Notes Several FREE full day trips during the year including Kew Gardens, Wisley and plant nurseries.

National Certificate in Horticulture HR002 Qualification BTEC National Certificate in Horticulture Qualification Level Level : 3 What do these levels mean? Duration : 4 days per week for 34 weeks (full time) Times : 1 year full'time course of 34 weeks (3 terms): 9.15 am ' 4.45 pm Dates : 8.09.09 ' 2.07.10 Run by : Horticulture Department. Tutor : Mark Courtier Awarding Body Edexcel BTEC Is it...

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