NC Horticulture Level 5

NC Horticulture Level 5

COURSE CONTENT

Core units:
• Soils and growing media in horticulture
• Plant identification
• Plant husbandry: common disorders
• Basic botany
• Planting & maintenance
• Horticultural machinery: operation & maintenance
• Plant nutrition

Optional units may include:
• Horticultural fence construction
• Plant production from seed
• Heritage gardening
• Plantsmanship
• Garden design
• Home and allotment gardening
• Lawns and lawn: an introduction
• Setting out landscape areas
• Landscape construction: an introduction
• Protected crop production: pot plants
• Plant display
• Trowel skills for landscape construction
• Use of hand tools in horticulture
• Soft landscaping: general plantings
• Vegetative propagation
• Soft landscaping: trees and shrubs
• Soft landscaping: specialist plantings
• Bedding plant production
• Soft landscaping: herbaceous perennials
• Water features
• Pesticide application

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• NC Horticulture at Level 4 or a range of units at Level 4 or above including Communication and Numeracy
• Successful candidates will be subject to PVG vetting
• Successful performance at interview

NEXT STEP COURSE OPTIONS

HNC Horticulture

JOB OPTIONS

Employment with local authorities, nurseries, landscapers, contractors