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Programme Details
Programme Name
Establishing Ornamental Flowers QQI Level 4, 4N0662
Programme Code
Programme Aim
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to plant, grow and maintain a range of flowering plants within a range of horticultural environments. Throughout the programme learners will be required to prepare, plant and maintain within a variety of settings including carrying out maintenance work on an established flower bed or boarder, design and plant a new flowering area and prepare hangding baskets and or window boxes. On completion of this programmes participants will be able to complete an array of soft landscaping activities confidently.
4 Days
Credit Value
10 Credits
Horticulture 4M1994,
Specific Entry/Access and Exemptions Requirements
A learner seeking entry to a programme leading to awards at level 4 does not need a previous formal qualification. Some learners may have achieved some certification at level 3 and we would recommend they have life or work experience within the chosen programme sector.
Establishing Ornamental Flowers QQILevel 4
80% Skills Demonstration, 20% Exam
Programme Content
  • Major factors affecting soil suitability
  • Maintain plant health and flowering
  • Single-dig a planting area to a consistent cultivation depth
  • Apply compost, manure and fertiliser to a stated rate
  • Prepare a seed bed for annual flowers
  • Prepare a given area for planting flowering plants and Plant a range of plants
  • Protect newly planted ornamental flowering plants
  • Prepare hanging baskets, window boxes and tubs for planting
  • Use a range of the following to control weeds
  • Operate within appropriate safety procedures
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