Across the Horticulture and agricultural sector there are changes in place which significantly impact on the skills need by the workforce. Technology is progressing rapidly and will change the skills needed by the workforce over the next decade. In addition, adapting to climate change, improving biodiversity and resource use will require new approaches and strategies for management of horticultural sites. Therefore this foundation degree will enable you to be able to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the theoretical aspects of the subject areas as well as the current and future proofed skills needed to progress to a career in horticulture. Sustainable horticulture cultivates plants to improve human life and the natural environment. With increasing demand due to global developments and markets, it's vital to supply horticulture goods and provide solutions for sustainable food while maintaining healthy and stimulating environments. The industry relies on highly skilled and educated individuals who can utilise innovative technology and sustainable practices to sustain planet and population. 1 Study the foundations of plant health and development 2 Learn how to grow plants in a sustainable way 3 Learn how to manage a thriving business 4 Analyse technological innovations 5 Evaluate sustainable practices.
Indicative Modules: Plant and Soil Science Plant Health and Environment Horticultural Business Management Study and Research Skills Management of Horticultural Operations Professional Development and Employability Work Placement Specialist Research Project Data analysis and implementation Natural resource management Technological integration in Horticulture Growing Systems Applied business and marketing Horticultural Site Management
Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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We will also consider: • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, and Access to Science.
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|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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