Course Details

The Higher National Certificate in Horticulture is a challenging course which has been 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. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have a combination of GCE A levels or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas at Merit or equivalent qualifications. GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English.

Career options

This will provide the opportunity to progress into managerial positions in Production Horticulture, maintaining and restoring historic parks and gardens, advisory positions in the field of pest and disease management or progressing onto year two, Level 5 HND.

Horticulture and Management Higher National Certificate

Five highlights

  • 1 Great links with local industries
  • 2 Specialist staff
  • 3 Brinsbury has extensive grounds and resources for teaching
  • 4 Small class sizes to allow individualised learning
  • 5 Regular tutorial support to enhance your learning experience

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • 14.09.2020
  • HNC Horticulture Management

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Course code Location Course length Start date
HOR150BF1A Brinsbury Campus 1 Year 14.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will complete a range of units including Principles of Botany, Business & the Business Environment, Plant Identification & Classification, Plant & Soil Science, Managing a Successful Project (Pearson-set), Principles of Crop Production, Plant & Crop Nutrition and Teaching in a Specialised Subject.

How will I be taught?

Courses are taught with a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, with the added expectation of self-directed study. Students will be expected to work as part of a team and autonomously in order to complete scheduled work. In addition you will undertake a work placement in a variety of different organisations.

How will I be assessed?

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. Course tuition fee - £6,500 per year

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