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Programme Details
Programme Name
Safe Horticultural Practice QQI Level 4, 4N0719
Programme Code
Programme Aim
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to carry out Horticultural duties and tasks safety. On completion of this programme learners should be able to understand the safety hazards associated with the use of a range of the horticultural equipment, demonstrating PPE requirements for a range of tasks. Learners will be capable of appropriate recording of hazards and risks while implementing appropriate procedure needed to prevent damage to the environment. Learners will operate a range tools and equipment correctly including lawn mowers, strimmers, hedge trimmers, tractors and pruning equipment.
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.
Safe Hrticultural Practice QQI Level 4
80% Skills Demonstration, 20% Exam
Programme Content
  • Specific Safety Hazards
  • Hazard Symbols and instruction
  • Codes of practices for pesticide application
  • Lifting techniques
  • PPE use and requirements
  • Dealing with Hazards
  • Prevention procedure for the environment
  • Use lawn mowers, strimmers, hedge trimmers, tractors and pruning equipment
  • Health and Safety
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