BTEC Horticulture (national diploma)

The Dutch horticultural sector is a world leader in the field of trade, knowledge and production. The Dutch horticultural entrepreneurs have modern and high-tech companies. The businesses are becoming larger and more complex in which the latest technology is applied and almost everything is computerized. The horticultural sector is a good sector to work in, as it is in full swing and internationally acclaimed. There is much work in this dynamic sector.

 

During the course the various aspects of the horticultural sector are covered, such as process management, process automation, robotisation, climate control, fertilisation, crop planning and control of diseases and plagues. In short, a comprehensive and modern programme in an important sector.

 

For our BTEC course horticulture we offer 14 units which lead to a ‘BTEC National Diploma in Horticulture’ (120 credits). So in order to receive this diploma you need to obtain 120 credits by completing the units within this course. These units are the units you see in the table below. The estimated learning time for 1 credit is 6 hours. So for 120 credits, 720 learning hours are scheduled. It is also possible to receive a Certificate or a Subsidiary Diploma if you are not able to successfully finish the entire course. Each unit will consist of lessons (= number of learning hours) which will prepare you for the unit’s assignments. You have to complete these assignments in order to complete the unit and receive its credits.

 

Duration:                            4-5 months


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Course content

 

Unit Title

Unit credits

Learning hours

1 Undertake an investigative project in the land based sector

10

60

2 Business Management in the Land-Based sector

10

60

3 Understand the principles of plant science

5

30

4 Understand the principles of soil science

5

30

5 Undertake and review work experience in the land-based industries

10

60

6 Undertaking Land-based Machinery operations

10

60

11 Understand the principles of advanced horticultural science

10

60

12 Manage soil water

5

30

16 Manage plant propagation activities

10

60

31 Undertake horticultural production techniques - outdoors

10

60

32 Undertake horticultural production techniques- protected

10

60

33 Manage advanced nursery stock production

10

60

34 Understand the principles of Organic Crop production

10

60

40 Understand the principles of Plant Health and Protection

5

30

 


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Additional information

Entry requirements

Sufficient level of English:

  • CEF-level A2 or

  • PTE General: Level 2 or

  • TOEIC: 550 or

  • IELTS: 4 or

  • TOEFL: 57-86  or

  • BULATS: 50 or

  • PTE Academic: 43


 

Certification 
BTEC National Diploma in Horticulture 

 

Progression 
Graduates are eligible to apply to progress to Higher Education Courses at various Dutch and international institutes for Higher Education. Alternatively graduates can find a middle management job in the international horticultural sector. 

 

Course dates:

Season 2013-2014: 

Individual students

March 2014-June 2014 

International groups

September 2013 –March 2014 (6 weeks introduction in country of origin)  

April – June 2014 (90 days course in the Netherlands) 

 

Place

Netherlands/ for groups an introduction in country of origin  

Registration

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Registration deadline

Including accommodation: 10-12-2013  
Excluding accommodation: 10-01-2014 

 

Accommodation                                

Students are free to find their own accommodation in the region of the school or alternatively they can be booked into 6-person bungalows.

 

Course contact: 
Course representative /international contact: Mr. P. Hartog (PHartog@lentiz.nl )                
India representative: Mr. P. Ramsingh (PRamsingh@lentiz.nl) 
China representative: Mr. F. Veltkamp (FVeltkamp@lentiz.nl)


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