Course Details

The Higher National Certificate in Horticulture is a challenging course which has been designed to provide students 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 students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Entry Requirements

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

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
  • 02.09.2019
  • HNC Horticulture Management


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Course code Location Course length Start date
HOR150BF1A Brinsbury Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

Principles of Botany Business and the Business Environment Plant Identification and Classification Plant and Soil Science Managing a Successful Project (Pearson-set). Principles of Crop Production Plant and Crop Nutrition Protective Crop Production

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.

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