Who is the course for?
The programme is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge of the exciting scientific and technical developments currently taking shape within the global horticultural industry. A focus on enterprise and research encourages independent learning, with investigation into sustainably or the use of green infrastructure to improve the urban environment. This could lead to career opportunities in consultancy, local authority, landscape management and contract management.
Do I need any formal qualifications?
A relevant level 5 horticulture related qualification or substantial experience and demonstrable ability to study at level 6 equivalent to 240 credits at level 4 and 5.
***PLEASE NOTE Applications should be made Via the UCAS site at https://www.ucas.com/***
What will I study on the course?
The program will include formal teaching strategies such as lectures, seminars, written assignments, presentations, and discussion boards. In addition, significant informal and experiential learning through focused session planning in the wider environment. The following modules will be covered
- Enterprise and Sustainable Management
- Collaborative Land-based Practice
- Contemporary Issues in Horticulture
- Advanced Plant Use and Implementation
- Industrial Experience
How is the course organised
Validated by: University of Cumbria
Duration 1 year full time (Sept-June)
Course Costs: £7000 Fees for 18/19
Students are advised they may incur extra costs for additional books, journal subscriptions and resources. If the printing allocation is exceeded then you may need to purchase additional credits. Student are responsible for transport costs and this includes field trips.
How will my progress be assessed?
Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including presentations, portfolios, dissertation, report writing and project work.
Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course?
What final qualification will I get if I am successful?
BSc Hons Degree in Horticulture
You could seek employment in a range of senior or managerial roles within horticultural industries, potentially leading to careers aligned to consultancy. You could also progress to post graduate study, research roles or into teaching. On completion students would be encouraged to apply for professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.
Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying?
Higher Education learners are entitled to apply for HE Loans that cover the cost of tuition. In addition, depending on your chosen course of study and individual circumstances, you may be entitled to a maintenance loan. You may also qualify for a college bursary All learners can also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals for learners resident in houses where income is below £25000 annually.
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How can I apply for this course?
You should apply for this course through UCAS and search either by course or for Northumberland College.
Please use this link to the UCAS website https://www.ucas.com/
The UCAS institution code for Northumberland College is N78.
Where can I get any further information about the course?
You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/