<small>Proficiency Award 4 in </small><span>Horticulture - Landscaping</span>

Proficiency Award 4 in Horticulture - Landscaping

Course Code VHT009L
Qualification Proficiency Award 4
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 2500 Hours

Proficiency Award 4 In Horticulture - Landscaping VHT009

On completion this course opens your career up to management positions in landscaping, general horticulture and garden design as well as teaching.

Enrol in one of the most comprehensive landscape horticulture courses available. Understand plant science, plant identification, plant care, irrigation, soils and nutrition,  horticultural management and all aspects of landscaping and landscape design. Choose electives in fields of interest that will help you to realise your ambitions. 

Core Modules:    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Proficiency Award 4 In Horticulture - Landscaping.

  •      Biochemistry I (Plants) BSC103
  •      Botany I (Plant Physiology And Taxonomy) BSC104
  •      Carpentry BSS100
  •      Horticulture and Research I BHT118
  •      Horticulture I BHT101
  •      Landscaping I BHT109
  •      Machinery and Equipment BSC105
  •      Horticultural Resource Management BHT203
  •      Horticulture And Research II BHT241
  •      Permaculture Systems BHT201
  •      Project Management BBS201
  •      Amenity Horticulture I BHT324
  •      Horticultural Marketing BHT304

Elective Modules:    In addition to the core modules, students study any 12 of the following 28 modules.

  •      Australian Natives I BHT113
  •      Cottage Garden Design BHT110
  •      Growing Annuals BHT115
  •      Herb Culture BHT114
  •      Horticulture II (Plant Knowledge) BHT102
  •      Landscape Construction BHT111
  •      Mud Brick Construction ASS103
  •      Plant Selection And Establishment BHT107
  •      Soil Management (Horticulture) BHT105
  •      Turf Care BHT104
  •      Australian Natives II BHT225
  •      Green Walls and Roofs BHT256
  •      Irrigation (Gardens) BHT210
  •      Landscaping II BHT214
  •      Landscaping III (Landscaping Styles) BHT235
  •      Natural Garden Design BHT215
  •      Planning Layout And Construction Of Ornamental Gardens BHT242
  •      Playground Design BHT216
  •      Restoring Established Ornamental Gardens BHT243
  •      Scented Plants BHT229
  •      Sports Turf Management BHT202
  •      Trees For Rehabilitation (Landcare Reafforestation) BHT205
  •      Tropical Plants BHT234
  •      Amenity Horticulture II BHT325
  •      Garden History BHT329
  •      Managing Notable Gardens BHT340
  •      Organic Plant Culture BHT302
  •      Water Gardening BHT307

Note that each module in the Proficiency Award 4 In Horticulture - Landscaping is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

Learning Cloud Ireland provides students with a range of Horticultural Course majors.

Our world would be nothing without plants. They feed us, keep us warm and dry, clean our air and provide us with a beautiful, green environment to live in. Working with plants, from designing and building a new city park to developing new food crops can be incredibly rewarding and there is a wealth of career options to choose from.

Learning Cloud Ireland provides our students with a range of Horticultural Majors so that you can specalise and target the Career you want. Below is a list of just some of the Horticultural Course Majors available. Remember to request your free information pack to find out more

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Finance options

If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant Scheme

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As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.


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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).

How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.