Horticulture

Award Type: Major

Code: 4M1994

Level 4

Credit Value: 90

Purpose

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to work as a general operative in horticulture, using knowledge, skill and competence to select, establish, grow and maintain a range of plants under supervision.

Statements of Knowledge, Skill and Competence

Learners will be able to:

Knowledge

Breadth: Acquire a broad range of knowledge in the selection, growth, care and maintenance of plants.

Kind: Demonstrate understanding of the basic horticultural concepts and theory.

Know How & Skill

Range: Demonstrate a range of skills in the selection, growth, care and maintenance of plants and the use of equipment and safe horticultural practices.

Selectivity: Select appropriate techniques, equipment and procedures in working as an horticultural operative.

Competence

Context: Use horticultural knowledge and skills in a wide range of horticultural settings.

Role: Operate appropriate safety procedures under supervision to create and maintain a safe working environment.

Learning to Learn: Demonstrate capacity to take responsibility for own learning within a supervised environment.

Insight: Participate effectively as a team member.

 

The learning outcomes associated with this award are outlined in the associated Component Specifications.

Access

To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications.

This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.

 

Transfer

Achievement of this award will enable the learner to transfer to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the same level of the National Framework of Qualifications.

 

Progression

Achievement of this award will enable the learner to progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the next or higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications.

 

Progression Awards

Learners who successfully complete this award may progress to a range of different awards.

 

Grading

Pass

Merit

Distinction

The grade achieved will be determined by the grades achieved on the components

  1. Certificate Requirements

The total credit value required for this certificate is 90. This will be achieved by completing: Award Code Title Level Credit Value

All of the following component(s)

Award Code Title Level Credit Value
4N1186 Plant Identification, Care and Maintenance 4 10
4N0719 Safe Horticultural Practice 4 10

 

A minimum credit value of 30 from the following components

Award Code Title Level Credit Value
4N1168 Work Experience 4 15
4N0689 Communications 4 15
4N1125 Information Technology Skills 4 10
4N1131 Personal and Interpersonal Development 4 10
4N1132 Personal Effectiveness 4 10
4N1989 Customer Service 4 10
4N1170 Work Practice 4 15

 

A minimum credit value of 40 from the following components

Award Code Title Level Credit Value
4N0682 Horticultural Science 4 10
4N1990 Plant Propagation 4 10
4N0683 Horticultural Tools and Equipment 4 10
4N0667 Establishing Turfgrass 4 10
4N0666 Establishing Trees and Shrubs 4 10
4N0662 Establishing Ornamental Flowering Plants 4 10
4N0668 Growing Fruit 4 10
4N0671 Growing Vegetables 4 10