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Certificate of Higher Education in Horticulture

Writtle University College
Course summary
2 semesters
Full time
Chelmsford
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Chelmsford
Postgraduate Education

Course description

Certificate of Higher Education in Horticulture

This Level 4 qualification would be attractive to people returning to education; combining work with part-time study; looking at a career change or for those wishing to study Horticulture and Professional Gardening at Higher Education level.

The course which leads to the Higher Certificate in Horticulture provides a good introduction to the Art and Science of professional gardening. Students learn not only the principles and practices of Horticulture, but also how plant function is supported by Biology and Horticultural Science. The course explores the life of the plant from propagation and production, through to establishment and maintenance. In parallel students consider the way plants grow, use water and absorb nutrients.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 48
  • GCE A Levels: 848 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
  • Irish Certificate: 48 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B3 or H3 higher
  • Scottish Highers: 48 UCAS tariff points, to include 1 x B & 1 x C
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: PPP
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma: MP
  • GCSEs: All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

Training Course Content

Stage One

Semester 1

  • Graduate, Professional Skills
  • Landscape Principles and Practice
  • Biological Processes
  • Plant Propagation, Growth and Production

Semester 2

  • Graduate, Professional Skills
  • Principles of Sustainable Development
  • Landscape Principles and Practice
  • Climate, Soils and Land Use
  • Plant Propagation, Growth and Production

Course delivery details

Learning & Teaching Methods

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • lectures and tutorials
  • Practical sessions
  • Fieldwork and workshops
  • Flexible practical activities
  • Practical project work
  • Class-based activities
  • Group discussions

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in East Anglia for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2021 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Expenses

Home Students

Full-time

  • £9,250

Part-time

  • £1,156 per 15 credit module
  • £2,312 per 30 credit module

International Students (Including EU students)

Full-time

  • £12,450

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Writtle University College

Writtle University College offers a range of land-based, design and sport courses at various levels of academic study including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Further Education, Short Courses and Apprenticeships. We also provide students with the options of being able to study certain...


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Writtle University College, Lordship Road
CM1 3RR Chelmsford Essex

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