Certificate of Higher Education in Horticulture - Writtle University College

Certificate of Higher Education in Horticulture

UCAS Code: D406

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  • 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.

  • Course Modules

  • Information about each module can be viewed by clicking on the module title within the table below.

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  • Entry Requirements

  • The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.

    UCAS Tariff Points
    GCE A Levels
    48 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
    BTEC Level 3 Diploma

    Please note:
    An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

    All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C or above to include English, Maths and Science.

    Access course
    Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact Admissions.

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)
    Information about our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL) policy can be found on our Higher Education Regulations and Policies page.

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  • 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

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  • Assessment Methods

  • The Certificate of Higher Education Horticulture contains a variety of assessment methods to ensure practical and academic competence.

    • Essays and technical reports
    • Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
    • Presentations - both individually and in small groups
    • Practical assessments
    • Debates

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