HOR6

Horticulture - NCEA Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Brownlee

In this course students gain a wide range of practical skills understand general Horticultural ideas and will be able to grow and propagate plants successfully.
The range of topics are:

- Learn about some basic tools, materials, containers and plants used in Horticulture.
- Practical horticultural and gardening skills including; taking cuttings, cultivation, pricking out, potting up.
- Propagation (reproduction) of plants from seed
-Preparing their own garden bed ready for sowing seeds, planting and maintaining their own garden bed throughout the year
- Basic plant classification
- Safety in the workplace

This course leads onto Level 2 and 3 Horticulture and then leads into different Horticultural fields such as Amenity, Arboriculture, Landscape design and Landscape construction at tertiary level. This course will also gives students good basic horticultural knowledge so they can go into employment.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Horticulture  or with approval of Head of Horticulture/ Agriculture Department.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 23782 v1
NZQA Info
Identify containers, materials, plants, and tools used in plant propagation
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 23783 v1
NZQA Info
Grow and maintain plants in containers from seed
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29499 v1
NZQA Info
Identify a range of plants by botanical and common name, and their basic features

This unit standard is for people working under close supervision in a horticulture industry context.  This unit standard is about demonstrating your understanding of how to identify a range of plants used in Horticulture by botanical and common name and their basic features.

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29508 v1
NZQA Info
Sow seeds and monitor germination and emergence under close supervision

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90157 v4
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.2 - Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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