National Progression Award in Horticulture at SCQF level 4

National Progression Award in Horticulture at SCQF level 4

National Progression Awards (NPAs) assess a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas, linked to National Occupational Standards.

The NPA in Horticulture at SCQF level 4 introduces learners to techniques that are important in the horticulture sector and covers areas such as allotment gardening and plant propagation.

It develops: knowledge and understanding of horticulture; practical, technical and transferable skills; oral, written and evaluation abilities; resource management; problem solving and planning; and organisational and communication skills.

The qualification is available through schools although colleges and training providers may also offer it.

Why study this qualification

The NPA is suitable for:

  • learners who are at school or who may have just left school
  • mature candidates who may have been out of education for a long period of time
  • individuals who are currently in employment and wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • those who are looking to access HN programmes
  • learners who want to study at a pace and style that they determine
  • employees who want to develop their careers
  • individuals who are seeking national recognition of their achievements
  • employers who wish their employees to take part in short continuing professional development courses

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. The qualification has been designed at an introductory level and no prior experience is required.

Employment and progression

The SCQF level 4 award could provide progression to:

  • an NC in Horticulture or related area
  • an SVQ in the horticulture sector

Qualification structure

Group award code: GL2C 44 (18 SCQF credit points)

Group Award Specification GL2C 44 (404 KB)

The NPA in Horticulture at SCQF level 4 consists of two mandatory units (12 SCQF credit points).

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Qualification structure

Group award code: GL2C 44 (18 SCQF credit points)

Group Award Specification GL2C 44 (404 KB)

The NPA in Horticulture at SCQF level 4 consists of two mandatory units (12 SCQF credit points).

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How to assess

Assessment of this award will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed- and open-book assessment conditions. It is recommended that centres refer to the assessment and evidence requirements for each unit.

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