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Programme Details
Programme Name
Horticultural Tools and Equipment QQI Level 4, 4N0683
Programme Code
Programme Aim
This programme has been designed to help enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills necessary use and maintenance a range of horticulture tools and equipment correctly and safely. During the programme learners will be required to perform a range of tasked on Hand/ Power Tools, pedestrian and horticultural machinery
5 Days
Credit Value
10 Credits
Horticulture 4M1994
Specific Entry/Access and Exemptions Requirements
Participants applying for this award should hold a level 4 and/or have relevant life and work experience. Applicants will have the opportunity to advise of any special learning requirements on application/registration
QQILevel 5 in Plant Identification and Use
80% Skills Demonstration, 20% Examination
Programme Content
  • Learn horticultural operations to include their primary use and hazards and regulation associated
  • Prepare power hand tools pre starting safety checks, mixing fuel, checking for leaks and damage Use a range of hand tools safely
  • Use power hand tools safely including a two-stroke engine powered strimmer and a hedge cutter
  • Operate a pedestrian rotovator, scarifier, knapsack sprayer, mechanised raker, pedestrian mower, ride-on mower, trailing mower and compact-type tractor mower
  • Maintain all equipment while in use to include setting height of cut, removing blade for maintenance, sharpening blade, refuelling, replac-ing cord or gut as needed and maintaining lubrication and filters, cleaning and storage
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