National Certificate in Horticulture Level 3

The Level 3 National Certificate in Horticulture is a blended delivery learning programme, comprising of both face to face weekly workshops, tutorials and online learning.

Horticulture Level 3 is comprised of 106 NZQA approved credits and delivered over a duration of 12 months on a part-time basis.
On successful completion, the student will receive a National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3).

Programme Structure - Level 3
UNIT TITLE LEVEL CREDITS
27707 Demonstrate knowledge of plant propagation 2 5
27708 Demonstrate knowledge of sexual and asexual plant propagation 2 6
20570 Demonstrate knowledge of nursery growing media 2 5
4 Maintain hand tools & service small engines used in horticulture 2 5
22188 Demonstrate knowledge of irrigation systems used in horticulture 2 5
20574 Identify Plants 2 5
22191 Demonstrate knowledge of factors which influence plant growth 2 5
22175 Demonstrate knowledge of soil properties & their effect on plant growth 3 10
3004 Use soilless growing media in horticulture 4 4
27215 Prepare to apply, and apply, agrichemicals using handheld equipment 2 5
27210 Identify and describe weeds, and methods of prevention and control 3 6
27208 Identify and describe plant pests, diseases, and disorders, and methods of prevention and control 3 8
1676 Select plants for landscaping & amenity horticulture 4 7
22194 Explain how plant structures, functions & processes adapt to different environments. 4 5
22209 Develop maintenance programmes in hard & soft landscaping 4 6
497 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements 1 3
21032 Prune and train amenity trees and shrubs up to 4 metres high 4 10
20562 Prune and train nursery plants 4 5
Total 105

 

 

 

 



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