Chichester College

Horticulture Management Chichester College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

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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.

Course details

Modules

You will complete a range of units. In Year One the programme will consist of
Unit 1: Principles of Botany
Unit 2: Business and the Business Environment
Unit 3: Plant Identification and Classification
Unit 4: Plant and Soil Science
Unit 5: Managing a Successful Project (Pearson-set)
Unit 6: Principles of Crop Production
Unit 7: Plant and Crop Nutrition
Unit 8: Protective Crop Production
In Year Two the units will be:
Unit 15: Plant Selection and Propagation
Unit 16: Research Project (Pearson-set)
Unit 17: Professional Garden Design
Unit 20: Landscape and Garden Maintenance
Unit 21: Habitat Restoration and Repair
Unit 22: Plant and Crop Health (Diseases, Pests and Weeds)
Unit 36: Work Experience

Assessment method

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. The method of assessment has been designed to encourage continuous written and verbal feedback throughout the course to ensure he highest grade attainable for each unit in conjunction with the highest quality education.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code K341
Institution code C57
Campus name Brinsbury Campus
Campus code B

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 - 96 points We expect all candidates to attend an interview which will enable you to show your enthusiasm for horticulture and for us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality learning in a stimulating and developing environment. We would expect to see evidence of any previous horticultural work such as projects or designs.
A level CC We expect all candidates to attend an interview which will enable you to show your enthusiasm for horticulture and for us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality learning in a stimulating and developing environment. We would expect to see evidence of any previous horticultural work such as projects or designs.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM We expect all candidates to attend an interview which will enable you to show your enthusiasm for horticulture and for us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality learning in a stimulating and developing environment. We would expect to see evidence of any previous horticultural work such as projects or designs.
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits
P: 15 credits
We expect all candidates to attend an interview which will enable you to show your enthusiasm for horticulture and for us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality learning in a stimulating and developing environment. We would expect to see evidence of any previous horticultural work such as projects or designs.
Scottish Higher CDDDDD We expect all candidates to attend an interview which will enable you to show your enthusiasm for horticulture and for us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality learning in a stimulating and developing environment. We would expect to see evidence of any previous horticultural work such as projects or designs.

We expect all candidates to attend an interview which will enable you to show your enthusiasm for horticulture and for us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality learning in a stimulating and developing environment. We would expect to see evidence of any previous horticultural work such as projects or designs.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

We expect all candidates to attend an interview which will enable you to show your enthusiasm for horticulture and for us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality learning in a stimulating and developing environment.

Portfolio

We expect all candidates to attend an interview which will enable you to show your enthusiasm for horticulture and for us to demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality learning in a stimulating and developing environment. We would expect to see evidence of any previous horticultural work such as projects or designs.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Chichester College
Westgate Fields
Chichester
PO19 1SB


Course contact details

Higher Education Admissions

01243 786321

Fax: 01243 539481