Proficiency Award 4 in Horticulture (Parks And Recreation)


Proficiency Award 4 in Horticulture (Parks And Recreation)

Would you like to care and manage parks, natural parks, holiday and recreation resort facilities? Then this is the course to do. This course provides training for people to work in the management and development of recreation and park facilities and services. It is relevant to all types of situations including municipal parks, national parks, tourist parks, commercial landscapes, resorts, etc.
 
Course Code VHT009
Qualification Proficiency Award 4
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 2500 Hours

 
Course Information

DEVELOP A CAREER IN PARKS AND RECREATION RESORTS!

Would you like to care and manage parks, natural parks, holiday and recreation resort facilities? Then this is the course to do. This course provides training for people to work in the management and development of recreation and park facilities and services. It is relevant to all types of situations including municipal parks, national parks, tourist parks, commercial landscapes, resorts, etc. 

1.     CORE and ELECTIVE MODULES

The Proficiency Award 4 in Horticulture includes core studies and electives. Core modules are compulsory, electives are chosen to suit your particular specialization or work needs. 

a) CORE MODULES (12)

  • Botany I (Plant Physiology & Taxonomy
  • Horticultural Research
  • Horticulture I
  • Horticulture II (Plant Knowledge)
  • Soil Management (Horticulture)
  • Turf Care
  • Horticultural Research II
  • Horticultural Resource Management
  • Playground Design
  • Sports Turf Management
  • Amenity Horticulture I
  • Horticultural Marketing

b) ELECTIVES (8)

  • Aquarium Management
  • Arboriculture I
  • Arboriculture II
  • Bookkeeping Foundations
  • Carpentry
  • Ecotour Management
  • Engineering I - Machinery & Equipment
  • Engineering II - Engineering Applications
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Landscaping I
  • Leisure Management I
  • Leisure Management II
  • Leisure Management III
  • Leisure Management IV
  • Nature Park Management I
  • Nature Park Management II
  • Conservation & Environmental Management
  • Environmental Waste Management
  • Conservation & Environmental Management
  • Irrigation (Gardens)
  • Leisure Facility Management I
  • Leisure Facility Management II
  • Project Management
  • Zoo Keeping
  • Amenity Horticulture II
  • Conservation & Environmental Management
  • Bush Tucker Plants
  • Ecotourism Tour Guides
  • Operational Business Management I (Horticulture)
  • Operational Business Management II (Horticulture
  • Trees for Rehabilitation (Landcare Reafforestation)
  • Event Management

     

2. WORKSHOPS
2 workshops of 100 hrs (or equivalent). Documentation that specifies what is required can be provided so that these requirements may be satisfied by working with a professional anywhere in the world. Ask for further information.

3. INDUSTRY CONFERENCES/SEMINARS
Attendance at conferences, seminars etc totalling 100 hrs

4. RESEARCH PROJECTS
Two projects (2 X 100 hrs), dealing with different aspects of the workplace.

STUDY SEQUENCE
The core modules are required to be completed before anything else. Beyond that it is possible for you to determine your order of studies.

Note: Fees cover all tuition and "essential" texts.
They do not include fees for any Industry conferences or seminars which are attended. 

Other Courses/Studies we offer:

You can also study Ecology, Botany, Plant Ecology, Zoology, Horticulture (Nature Park Management), Wildlife Management, Environment Management, Earth Science, Marine Studies, Waste Management and much more.

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

Student support

We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.

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.

STUDENT SERVICES PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

  • Careers Counselling Service
  • General Counselling Service
  • Disability Liaison Service
  • Retention & Engagement Service
  • Student Activities
  • Accommodation
  • E Counselling
  • Your-Tutor
  • Parent support
  • Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

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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.

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