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Qualification - Proficiency Award in Garden Maintenance

Course CodeVHT054
Fee CodePA
Duration (approx)500 hours
QualificationProficiency Award

Train in garden maintenance with this detailed course

Understanding more about garden maintenance is important for anyone involved in gardening as a professional or an amateur. This flexible qualification enables you to increase your understanding of gardening maintenance in areas that are important to you. Study a core module of Garden Maintenance, then complete a 200 hour research project of an area that interest you. You then complete two 100 hour modules in topics that are of interest to you. Further information of the options is given below.

How the Proficiency Award is Assessed

The Proficiency Award requires 500 hours of study. It is made up of three 100 hour modules and a workplace project.

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Proficiency Award in Garden Maintenance.
 Industry Project BIP000
 Industry Project II BIP001
 Garden Maintenance VHT100
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 10 modules.
 Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 2 VHT040
 Arboriculture I BHT106
 Home Garden Expert Course AHT101
 Horticulture I BHT101
 Landscaping I BHT109
 Propagation I BHT108
 Turf Care BHT104
 Irrigation (Gardens) BHT210
 Weed Control BHT209
 Water Conservation And Management BEN302
 

Note that each module in the Qualification - Proficiency Award in Garden Maintenance is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


Workplace Project

To complete this qualification, you are also required to complete a workplace project lasting 200 hours.   There are 4 options available to you to satisfy this requirement.  The options will be different dependent upon whether or not you currently work within the industry. The project can be work experience, voluntary experience, a project you carry out, other training you have already undertaken and there are other options. Don’t worry if you are not sure how to proceed at this stage, as your tutor will be there to discuss how to proceed and help you every step of the way.

 

If you would like to learn more about garden maintenance as a way to improve your own garden or to help clients, then this is the course for you.