Undertake and Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries
The aim of the module is to give you the skills needed to identify, participate and review work experience in the land-based industries
Manage Winter & Summer Sports Turf Surfaces (Sportsturf Students)
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the different maintenance requirements for a range of winter and summer sports surfaces.
Principles of Plant Health & Protection
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the principles of plant health and protection and how these can be applied in practice.
Undertake Horticultural Production Techniques – Protected Environments (Horticulture Students)
This module aims to introduce you to the skills and knowledge needed to use horticultural production techniques in protective environments, and how these can be applied in practice
Construct & Restore Walls (Landscape Students)
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of how to construct and maintain walls and how these techniques can be applied in practice
Construct Horizontal Landscape Surfaces (Landscape Students)
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of how to construct horizontal landscape surfaces and how these can be applied in practice.
Undertake Horticultural Production Techniques – Outdoors (Horticulture Students)
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of how to undertake horticultural production techniques – outdoors and how these can be applied in practice.
Principles of Health and Safety
Working in land-based roles is exciting and varied but operating in these environments can be dangerous and present potential risks and hazards. As part of this unit learners will look at the legislation that is in place to maintain safety, the requirements for risk assessment and how these impact on working practices.
Identification, Selection and Planting of Plants
Land based Industry Machinery Operations
Principles of Sportsturf Maintenance (Sportsturf Students)
These courses give a good technical training and education providing a vocational alternative to A Levels and the opportunity for successful students to progress to Higher Education. Learners are normally aged 16 or over with an English GCSE at C (4) or higher plus a minimum of three others at C (4) or higher, including Maths or Science.
In addition, Learning Areas may apply specific agreed aptitude assessments that assist selection during the interview process.
Additional Entry Requirements:
Working in the landscape and horticulture industries involves physical, practical work, passion for your subject and dedication to your industry.
Applicants for all courses are expected to show a commitment to the industry and a strong personal statement. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors in all weathers, work as part of a team on practical and theory tasks, work on physically demanding tasks and be passionate about the industry.
Learning and assessment
To gain this qualification candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:
2 externally set, external moderated assignments (1 x SYNOPTIC & 1 optional unit)
1 externally set, externally marked exam (Synoptic exam)
1 portfolio of evidence
Optional unit assessments as required
Employer involvement requirement
Assessment of technical qualifications is a mixture of practical assessment of skills conducted by the teaching team, internal written assignments marked by the teaching team, an externally set synoptic examination that combines the knowledge and practical skills of all of the core units and externally set exams that combine the knowledge of all core units and a Health and Safety exam.
Further Education - Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Landscape, Horticulture or Sportsturf, another 1-year programme of study which combined can allow entry the following year into Higher Education courses such as Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering or Horticultural sciences and management.
Full time employment in the Landscape or Horticulture industry available in both the UK & internationally.
Employment opportunities in the Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf industries are currently very good. The Level 3 Diploma course provides the qualifications and experience for entry into the industry at an operational level with future prospects for management.
Specialist Clothing and Equipment: Waterproof coat and trousers, steel toe capped safety boots, gloves. Please refer to website for full details
Costs that are mandatory for the course:
· Additional costs include:
· Waterproof clothing - £30
· Boots - £20-£35
· Gloves - £2-£5
· Stationary - £10-£30
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