National Certificate: Landscaping NQF 3

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National Certificate: Landscaping NQF 3


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 monitor and maintain health and safety in the horticultural industry while addressing the nutritional needs of plants, controlling common pests in the horticultural environment, attending to the basic maintenance of grassed areas and shaping plants to promote flowering. In addition, the qualification provides the opportunity for the learner at level 3 to become conversant with the application of supervisory management principles in the industry. As the qualification is based on the common core of the preceding NQF Level 1 and 2 qualifications, it embodies the principle of portability and is integral to further learning, despite its focus being on the more specialised field of landscaping. Through the wide scope of electives, the specialisations of the various sectors are catered for.

Course Outline


SAQA ID: 66649



Entry Requirements: Grade 12 or equivalent


  • 264274 Apply biological and chemical control of alien invader plants
  • 264235 Apply supervisory management principles in an enterprise
  • 264259 Identify a range of ornamental plants used in the horticultural industry
  • 264236 Identify and control common pests in the horticultural environment
  • 264258 Identify and correct nutrient deficiencies in ornamental plants
  • 264241 Identify the internal structures of ornamental plants
  • 264234 Monitor and maintain health and safety standards in horticulture
  • 264255 Mow and de-thatch grassed areas
  • 264257 Prune shrubs and other ornamental plants
  • 119472 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication
  • 9010 Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement
  • units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations
  • 9013 Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space
  • in different contexts
  • 119466 Interpret a variety of literary texts
  • 119457 Interpret and use information from texts
  • 9012 Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities
  • 7456 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business
  • and national issues
  • 119465 Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts

Study Schedule

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