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Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in Horticulture at University Academy Holbeach

Course description

Horticulture is a very important feature of our local community and the industry is a major employer. For students interested in a career in the land-based environment this course will be of interest to you.

Basic Principles of Plant Science
This unit gives a basic understanding of plant biology and how this relates to crop improvement within the industry.

Basic Principles of Soil Science
This unit will give a basic understanding of how to identify different soils, their characteristics and their importance to the farming/horticultural industries of working with nature to care for the soil environment.

Establish and Maintain Plants Outdoors
In order to be able to carry out basic procedures, within your vocational industry, it is important to acquire the knowledge and practical skills needed to select, plant and maintain a range of ornamental plants. This unit will give the practical skills needed and ensure all work is carried out to safe working practices.

Propagation Techniques
In order to be able to carry out propagation techniques, within your vocational industry, it is important to acquire the knowledge and practical skills required. This unit will give the practical skills needed and ensure all work is carried out to safe working practices.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Holbeach directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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