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The Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Horticulture is a broad and challenging course 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. We have extensive links with high profile local employers and innovative horticultural companies. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral. The programme aims: To equip students with Horticultural skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global horticultural environment. To provide education and training for a range of careers in Horticulture, including Garden Design, Public Grounds Management, Sports Turf Management and Arboriculture. To provide insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within Horticulture, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels. To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values. To provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in Horticulture, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Horticulture, Horticultural Production, Protective Crop Management, Sports Turf Management, Horticultural Management or a related area. To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives. To support students to understand the local, regional and global context of Horticulture and, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to an international career.
Assessment methods include range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, as well as written examinations and a final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your unit mark. The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends on your course choices.
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How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Brinsbury Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 - 96 points||All students complete an Audition/Interview. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
|A level||CCC - CDD||All students complete an Audition/Interview. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM - MMP||All students complete an Audition/Interview. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits P: 15 credits|
|Scottish Higher||CCDDDD||All students complete an Audition/Interview. A typical offer of either a combination of Level 3 Higher Diploma including relevant subjects. Standard/Nationals Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||Students must have their primary subject related to this course|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE at grades C or above are required in English Language and Mathematics|
All students complete an Audition/Interview and may be asked to present a portfolio of work as part of their application. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above, English as a second language at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Mature students with suitable experience and/or portfolio of work are welcome to make an application and attend an interview and/or audition.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6500||Year 1|