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Structure of the SVQ Assessments are mainly based on practical work and the production of a portfolio of evidence. The way the SVQ is made up is shown below. The unit title appears in bold and the elements that make up each unit are listed under the unit title. Candidates are fully supported throughout level I with assessors managing portfolio development . Level 1 is based around an introduction to horticulture which provides basics in horticulture and helps with core skill development. Mandatory units Candidates must complete all of the three mandatory units: F7TG 04 Maintain Safe and Effective Working Practices 1. Maintain the safety of self and others in the workplace 2. Maintain effective working relationships with others 3. Maintain and develop personal performance F7LR 04 Assist with Planting and Establishing Plants 1. Assist with planting 2. Assist with establishing plants after planting F7RF 04 Assist with Maintaining Plants 1. Assist with maintaining health of plants 2. Assist with controlling unwanted plants Optional units Candidates must also complete 3 of the following units, in addition to the mandatory units: F7S3 04 Assist with the Maintenance of Grass Surfaces 1. Assist with the maintenance of grass structures F7RH 04 Assist with Maintaining Structures and Surfaces 1. Assist with maintaining structures and surfaces F7RV 04 Assist with the Maintenance of Equipment 1. Assist with preparing equipment for maintenance 2. Assist with maintenance procedures F7SA 04 Assist with the Vegetative Propagation of Plants 1. Assist with collecting propagation material 2. Assist with preparing propagation material 3. Assist with establishing propagation material in a growing environment F7S7 04 Assist with the Propagation of Plants from Seed 1. Assist with preparing for propagation from seed 2. Assist with sowing seed F7RC 04 Assist with Identifying the Presence of, and Controlling, Common Pests and Diseases 1. Identify the presence of common pests and diseases 2. Assist with controlling common pests and diseases F7S5 04 Assist with the Preparation of a Growing Media * Assist with making materials ready for the preparation of a growing media * Assist with Preparing a Growing Media

Structure of the SVQ Assessments are mainly based on practical work and the production of a portfolio of evidence. The way the SVQ is made up is shown below. The unit title appears in bold and the elements that make up each unit are listed under the unit title. Candidates are fully supported throughout level I with assessors managing portfolio development . Level 1 is based around an introduction...

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