National Certificate: Horticulture NQF 2

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National Certificate: Horticulture NQF 2


About this course

The qualification will facilitate job creation and self employment opportunities, while furthering the aims of economic empowerment in South Africa. The qualification includes the skills necessary to safely use various chemicals, including fuels, fertilisers, pest control agents, accordingly, the principles of health and safety are embedded in all the learning aspects of the qualification. As the core is generic to all sectors of the horticultural industry, the qualification embodies the principle of portability and is integral to further learning. Through the wide scope of electives, the specialisations of the various sectors are catered for.

Course Outline


SAQA ID: 66589



Entry Requirements: Grade 11 or equivalent


  • 264185 Apply pest control practices in ornamental plant production and landscaping
  • 119701 Create an awareness of enviromental protection
  • 264191 Demonstrate an understanding of a flowering plant’s reproductive cycle
  • 264184 Identify common ornamental plants
  • 264177 Identify the different organisms of the plant kingdom
  • 264179 Identify the various soil types and their uses in plant propagation and landscaping
  • 264190 Plant and establish herbaceous plants in landscaped areas
  • 264188 Propagate plants from stem cuttings
  • 264192 Provide care for ornamental plants
  • 264180 Provide nutrition to plants and landscapes
  • 264176 Prune and shape shrubs
  • 263995 Schedule the application of water to plants and landscapes
  • 264058 Utilise health and safety principles in horticulture
  • 264017 Utilize irrigation equipment and operate manual sprinkler systems
  • 115000 Demonstrate understanding of everyday aural texts in X
  • 7480 Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems
  • 114998 Demonstrate understanding of selected texts in X
  • 9008 Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different
  • contexts
  • 12444 Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical
  • relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts Level 2 NQF Level
  • 114999 Speak and respond in everyday situations in X
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life
  • 9007 Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems
  • 114993 Write texts on relevant topics in X

Study Schedule

  • Fulltime (Mon – Fri)
  • Part-time (Evening Classes)
  • Weekends (Saturday 9-4)
  • E-Learning(facilitator Lead Sessions/ Self-Paced E- Learning)