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Chichester College

Horticulture Management

UCAS Code: K341

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

We expect all candidates to attend an interview which will enable you to show your enthusiasm for horticulture and for us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality learning in a stimulating and developing environment. We would expect to see evidence of any previous horticultural work such as projects or designs.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30,P:15

We expect all candidates to attend an interview which will enable you to show your enthusiasm for horticulture and for us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality learning in a stimulating and developing environment. We would expect to see evidence of any previous horticultural work such as projects or designs.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

We expect all candidates to attend an interview which will enable you to show your enthusiasm for horticulture and for us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality learning in a stimulating and developing environment. We would expect to see evidence of any previous horticultural work such as projects or designs.

Scottish Higher

C,D,D,D,D,D

We expect all candidates to attend an interview which will enable you to show your enthusiasm for horticulture and for us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality learning in a stimulating and developing environment. We would expect to see evidence of any previous horticultural work such as projects or designs.

UCAS Tariff

64-96

We expect all candidates to attend an interview which will enable you to show your enthusiasm for horticulture and for us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality learning in a stimulating and developing environment. We would expect to see evidence of any previous horticultural work such as projects or designs.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

The Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Horticulture is a broad and challenging course designed to provide you with both the knowledge and technical skills to enter the industry at a managerial level.
Horticulture is a vibrant and exciting industry with excellent opportunities in a range of careers such as plant science, garden design and crop production. There is a recognised skills gap for people with higher level qualifications in this subject. Our Brinsbury campus is placed in the heart of West Sussex which is the country’s leading area for glasshouse and production horticulture. We have extensive links with high profile local employers and innovative horticultural companies. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.
The programme aims:
To equip students with Horticultural skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global horticultural environment.
To provide education and training for a range of careers in Horticulture, including Garden Design, Public Grounds Management, Sports Turf Management and Arboriculture.
To provide insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within Horticulture, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels.
To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values.
To provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in Horticulture, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Horticulture, Horticultural Production, Protective Crop Management, Sports Turf Management, Horticultural Management or a related area.
To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives.
To support students to understand the local, regional and global context of Horticulture and, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to an international career.

Modules

You will complete a range of units. In Year One the programme will consist of
Unit 1: Principles of Botany
Unit 2: Business and the Business Environment
Unit 3: Plant Identification and Classification
Unit 4: Plant and Soil Science
Unit 5: Managing a Successful Project (Pearson-set)
Unit 6: Principles of Crop Production
Unit 7: Plant and Crop Nutrition
Unit 8: Protective Crop Production
In Year Two the units will be:
Unit 15: Plant Selection and Propagation
Unit 16: Research Project (Pearson-set)
Unit 17: Professional Garden Design
Unit 20: Landscape and Garden Maintenance
Unit 21: Habitat Restoration and Repair
Unit 22: Plant and Crop Health (Diseases, Pests and Weeds)
Unit 36: Work Experience

Assessment methods

Assessments will be scheduled and published at the beginning of each unit and will comprise a mixture of presentations, group work, work-based learning, practical assessment, examinations and written assignments. The method of assessment has been designed to encourage continuous written and verbal feedback throughout the course to ensure he highest grade attainable for each unit in conjunction with the highest quality education.

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Course location:

Brinsbury Campus

Department:

Horticulture

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