National Certificate – Plant Production

Overview:

The purpose of this qualification is to allow Junior Personnel and elected candidated to progress towards a position of farm laboures (operators) with specific reference to Plant Production. The contextualized purpose and usage of the qualification.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE:

·  A learner assessed against this qualification will have the necessary competence to participate as part of a working team, performing the agricultural processes as applicable to Plant production in an established and familiar context under general supervision.

·  The Learner will be able to perform directed activities and take responsibility for the guiding others at lower level within a Plant Production context.

·  Competency will be gained in any of the specialized sub-fields of Plant Production as specified under Areas Of Specialization (i.e. Vegetables, Fruit Production, Hydroponics, etc.)

·  The learner will be able to take responsible decisions within a familiar range based on a sound understanding of the basic principles of agri-business and good agricultural practices, in meeting the set objectives and targets within the broader farm plan which includes the economical application of general resources, agricultural production and technical knowledge and skills, all in an Plant Production context.

·  The Learner will be able to carry out familiar procedures in a limited environment and will be able to adhere to the relevant safety, quality, hygiene and technical standards as applicable within the industry.

·  In addition to the above, the learner will be well positioned to extend learning and practice into other sub-fields such as Plant Production and Mixed Farming, since such efforts will only require additional learning within the elective scope of other qualifications at this level.

·  The learner will be well positioned to progress towards higher levels of Management and Technical production practices as defined by qualifications at the next level.

·  Learners will be enabled to actively participate in the Primary Agricultural Sector through the production of quality agricultural products, enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.

·  This qualification will allow qualifying learners to become economically active in farming practices that will have a direct impact on Local Economic Development through the production of food, the improvement of household food security and access to mainstream agriculture.

·  Finally, Learners will be able to guide and direct others in terms of the implementation of smaller development projects within a Plant Production context 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYPE OF PROGRAMME

 

  • Part-time
  • Full time

 

DURATION

18 months

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Learner is required to have a minimum Grade 10.
  • Must able to speak and write in English.

 

LEARNER MATERIAL

All learning material included in tuition fee.

PRICING

Enquire at Eskilz College for pricing structureor email marketing@eskilz.co.za

CAREER PATH

Areas of specialisation of the qualification in Plant Production include:

 

Organic production,

Hydroponic production,

Perma-culture production,

Agronomy,

Horticulture,

Natural resources harvesting. 

CERTIFICATION

On successful completion of course, the learner will receive a certificate

DISCLAIMER

The information provided may vary or change at the discretion of Eskilz College. Eskilz College will formally notify learners of any changes or variations.

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Kavisha Hurbans
Contact: Eskilz College
Course Details

NQF Level: 

Level 2

Course Delivery Method: 

E-learning E-learning

Blended Blended

In Class In Class

Distance Distance

Presented Presented Courses

Course Duration: 

18 Months

Cost: 

Enquire at Eskilz College or email marketing@eskilz.co.za

Course fee Includes: 

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