Horticulture - NCEA Level 1
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.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.