Qualification - Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Horticultural Technology)

Course CodeVBS001
Fee CodeAC
Duration (approx)900 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

Management and Technology are the Future for Horticulture

Being able to grow good plants used to be all you needed to reach the top of your game in horticulture, but today's world is a very different world. 
  • Change is the norm - driven by new technologies that emerge every year  
  • Understanding and being aware of new technologies is critical to success
  • Being able to select and appropriately manage the business of horticulture is equally important.
This course is practical and focussed on things that make the biggest difference to success, productivity and for a business: profit!
It is far more than a theoretical study. It is designed by successful horticulturists, scientists and managers as a learning pathway that takes you through a sequence of learning experiences:
  • Exploring the possibilities for working in horticultural technologies
  • Expanding your perspective on what might be possible
  • Building your networking
  • Developing a foundation for understanding technological applications that you encounter after finishing your studies.
Horticultural technology is a world full of possibilities - provided you learn to select and apply technology appropriately as an aid to growing plants more effectively and in doing so improving the efficiency and productivity of a job.




Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Horticultural Technology).
 Business Operations VBS006
 Industry Project I BIP000
 Industry Project II BIP001
 Management VBS105
 Marketing Foundations VBS109
 Office Practices VBS102
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 8 modules.
 Machinery and Equipment BSC105
 Engineering Applications BSC205
 Green Walls and Roofs BHT256
 Hydroponic Management - Hydroponics II BHT213
 Hydroponics I BHT224
 Aquaponics BHT319
 Hydroponics III BHT319
 Tissue Culture BHT306

Note that each module in the Qualification - Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Horticultural Technology) is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


This course is unique:
  • For anyone not already involved in horticulture; it can give you skills that are all too often lacking in the horticulture workplace; and that will strengthen your career prospects.
  • If you already know how to grow; but are struggling to advance your prospects; this course offers an opportunity to fill the gaps in your knowledge, that may well make a big difference to your future.



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