On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :
Knowledge - Breadth
A knowledge of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to the development, support and maintenance of a horticulture business, meeting appropriate industry standards and regulations.
Knowledge - Kind
Familiarity with and ability to critique current theory in the field of horticulture and the ability to integrate theory with practical skills.
Skill - Range
The ability to analyse horticultural problems from various domains, design appropriate solutions and implement the solution to agreed standards.
Skill - Selectivity
The ability to act as a team leader, analyse problems and apply creativity in designing and implementing solutions in a horticultural business environment.
Competence - Context
The ability to coordinate and supervise the development of a horticulture business and maintenance of its activities meeting industry norms and standards.
Competence - Role
The ability to work ethically and professionally as an individual or within a team with a capacity for leadership exercising responsibility and good judgement.
Competence - Learning to Learn
The ability to exploit available resources for self learning, to learn from experience and to identify his/her need for further skill or educational development.
Competence - Insight
The ability to articulate the wider social, political and business contexts within which the horticulturalist operates and the need for high ethical and professional standards in one’s work and in particular towards people and the environment.