The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Horticulture is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the horticulture sector and to adapt to a constantly changing world. These qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.
Candidates have to be over 18 years of age.
They need to have a Level 2 RHS or equivalent qualification e.g. the Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture (Dist) or Subsidiary Diploma at Level 3 with relevant industry experience.
• Principles of Botany
• Business and the Business Environment
• Plant Identification and Classification
• Plant and Soil Science
• Managing a Successful Project (Pearson Set)
• Teaching in a Specialist Subject
• Plant Selection and Propagation
• Research Project (Pearson Set)
The course is assessed by continual assessment. Each module studied has on average four assessments. The assessments are a mixture of practical and theoretical projects.
You will be required to provide steel toe-capped boots, secateurs and a knife.
This qualification provides a route to employment in professional horticulture by assessing your knowledge of the principles underpinning horticultural practices. It also supports career development for those already working in the profession. In addition, it provides a foundation for further learning or training in the field of horticulture.
A loving grandfather’s gift of an allotment sowed the seeds of a growing career which is being nurtured by Derby College.
Calum Reeves was just eight when his grandad passed away and he inherited the plot they had spent hours together tending.
Now aged 18, Callum has a part-time job as a fruit and vegetable gardener at the National Trust-owned Clumber Park Estate, while working towards his Level 3 Diploma in Horticultural Studies at Broomfield Hall.
Callum has already gained a distinction at Level 2, and his achievements are all the more remarkable given he is dyslexic and left school with no GCSEs.
Without the help of the college I wouldn’t have got this nice job. I would have had no chance if the staff hadn’t been there to help me get my CV together.