MCAST Advanced Diploma in Horticulture
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|MQF Level||Level 4|
|Duration||2 years on apprenticeship|
|Fees||Standard First Aid Course|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST Diploma in Fish Husbandry
MCAST Diploma in Animal Care
MCAST Diploma in Horticulture
MCAST Diploma in Applied Science
4 SEC/O-Level passes/SSC&P (Level 3) passes Preferred: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and English Language
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|Course Description||This two-year full-time programme provides learners with an understanding of the horticultural industry including crop management of a wide range of crops; an introduction to garden design; floristry; pest and nutrient management, as well as studies in rural development and agricultural policies.
The course offers a wide perspective on the latest technologies used in the agricultural sector as well as its interconnectivity with entrepreneurship and business and the hospitality sector in relation to garden design and agri and ecotourism. Learners will be encouraged to relate theory to practice at all stages of learning through assignments, projects, practical work and work placements/apprenticeship schemes. Scheduled practical crop husbandry duties form an integral part of the curriculum.
|Study/Course Delivery||The course units will be assessed by a number of assignments which will entail the carrying out of crop husbandry tasks, site-visit reports, related projects and practical work at the institute and at various land-based industries.|
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1. Understand a number of scientific and technical aspects in the subject-areas chosen.
2. Understand the anatomy, physiology, behaviour and health issues related to plants.
3. Undertake work-related experience and practical work in the land-based sector.
4. Develop business ideas and carry out investigative projects in the land-based sector.
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