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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
3.2 Horticulture and Forestry
Credits:
24
Qualification No:
600/9674/3
GLH:
189 hours
Total qualification time:
240 hours
Price:
£99.00 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for employment

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Plants and Planting Design has been designed to enable learners to develop specialist knowledge and skills in readiness for setting up a planting design business.

    The Level 2 and 3 Certificate qualifications can be used in conjunction with other horticultural qualifications for those new to the land based sector.

    The Level 3 Certificate in Plants and Planting Design enables progression to other vocationally related qualifications such as the Level 3 Diploma in Garden Design, or to further learning opportunities within employment, or further study in the garden design sector.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 24 credits. 15 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group, 3 credits from Group OA and a further 6 credits being achieved from Group OB. Learners cannot achieve both the Essential Enterprise Know How or Garden Design Customer Service units as these are barred against each other.


    Units

    Group OA

    The learner must achieve 1 of the 2 units.

    Mandatory Group

    The learner must achieve all 15 credits.

    Garden Design Documentation and Legislation

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/507/1751
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    Garden Design Solutions

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/507/0578
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    Plant Studies

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/507/0580
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    Plants and their Environment

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/507/0583
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    Group OB

    The learner must achieve at least 6 credits from the Optional units.

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is designed to be taken by learners interested in developing specialist knowledge and skills in readiness for setting up a planting design business.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Plants and Planting Design (QCF) has been designed to enable learners to develop specialist knowledge of plants and skills in readiness for setting up a planting design business.

    Units in this qualification are related to the Level 3 Horticulture National Occupation Standards (NOS) (2010) developed by Lantra.

    This qualification requires learners to complete the following mandatory units:

    - Plants and their Environment
    - Plant Studies
    - Garden Design Documentation and Legislation
    - Garden Design Solutions
    - Essential Enterprise Know How
    -
    There are additional optional units of which learners must complete at least two of the following:

    - Plant Observation and Analysis
    - Planting Design Appraisal
    - Plant and Garden History.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification will enable learners to develop specialist knowledge and skills in readiness for employment or self-employment in the garden design sector.


    What are the progression options?

    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Principles and Practice of Garden Design (QCF) enables progression to other vocationally related qualifications such as the Level 3 Diploma in Garden Design (QCF), or to further learning opportunities within employment, or further study in the garden design sector.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    This Level 3 qualification is designed for open access without the need for prior attainment in the specific area. It is however recommended that learners have prior subject knowledge, for example plants knowledge. The qualification is available to younger learners aged 18+ and adult learners 19+.

    Funding information

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