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Qualification: DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL SECONDARY EDUCATION with professional qualification: Gardener

DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL SECONDARY EDUCATION with professional qualification: Gardener

Qualification Information

- Able to perform intellectual operations at the level of knowledge, understanding, use and simple analysis.
- Uses knowledge and theoretical understanding in wide-ranging complex activities.
- Able to obtain and evaluate information independently.
- Uses wide-ranging knowledge and skills for the solution of well-formulated, but unknown and unforeseeable problems.
- Has detailed, theoretical knowledge and understanding corresponding to the professional qualification.
- Has wide-ranging skills and proficiency essential for the profession corresponding to the professional qualification.
- Able to perform the work of executor independently, including the planning and supervision of the work to be performed.
- Knows and is able to apply appropriate technologies.
- Able to apply information acquisition and processing technologies in professional activity.
- Latvian language proficiency developed and foreign language(-s) proficiency improved.
- Knows and understands links between historical developments of their county, Latvia, Europe and world.
- Able to apply mathematical knowledge and skills in professional work.
- Able to apply knowledge about the facts and laws of natural sciences in professional activity.
- Able to evaluate the processes occurring in nature and society and comprehend them in their system and development.
- Understands the principle of coherence of ecological space and observes the environmental protection requirements in professional activity.
- Understands the basic principles of market economy.
- Able to find their place in the economic structures of society and able to operate therein.
- Understands the economic relationship between employer and employee and knows the relevant legislation.
- Has a conception of the political structure of the European Union, as well as of the principles of single economic area and the mobility of the labour force.
- Evaluates their abilities adequately.
- Plans activity in compliance with circumstances, possibilities and their abilities.
- Plans time in accordance with task.
- Able to make justified choice and make a decision independently in familiar and less familiar circumstances.
- Able to answer for the quantitative and qualitative result of their professional activities, assumes partial responsibility for the work performed by others.
- Is determined, systematic and rational when working.
- Is careful and accurate.
- Able to assume initiative.



Competences:

1.  The knowledge at the level of notion about the basics of processing of horticultural products.
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of Understanding:
2.1. plant material cultivation;
2.2. plant morphology and physiology;
2.3. crop implementation into the plant rotation;
2.4. biological agriculture, cultivation of the ecological production;
2.5. work organization and planning;
2.6. machines and mechanisms, their use;
2.7. plant protection products, their use and specific features;
2.8. farm data records, accounting documentation, basics of business basics;
2.9. basics of marketing;
2.10. professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language;
2.11. labour protection;
2.12. environmental protection and environmentally friendly work methods;
2.13. legal employment relations.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
3.1. gardening plant assortment used in fruit and vegetable gardening, floriculture;
3.2. gardening variety assortment used in fruit growing and vegetable gardening, floriculture;
3.3. specific character of gardening culture cultivation in the open field and greenhouses;
3.4. specific character of gardening culture cultivation  in allotments and large production;
3.5. annual and perennial crops of vegetables, fruits, berries and flowers, their cultivation and maintenance;
3.6. suitable soils for cultivation, substrates, their improvers;
3.7. field measurements and area calculations;
3.8. plant fertilizers, their uses;
3.9. sales of gardening products;
3.10. storage of gardening products;
3.11. quality requirements of products;
3.12. official language;
3.13. one foreign language at the professional communication level.



Skills:

1. To identify the type of soil, mechanical composition and soil acidity (pH).
2. To take soil medium sample.
3. To use soil cartograms.
4. To measure and calculate the field area.
5. To have good knowledge of of the applied plan assortment suitable for the climatic zone.
6. To recognize plants, their seeds, seedlings and multiplication methods.
7. To compose the optimal crop rotation for a specific plant culture.
8. To choose soil processing methods according to the soil characteristics.
9. To perform basic processing of the soil.
10. To evaluate the soil processing quality.
11. To perform preventive limitation of weeds.
12. To prepare seeds and (or) the planted material for sowing and (or) planting.
13. To recognize seed material and plant crops at different stages of development.
14. To adjust the seed drill according to sowing of relevant plant culture.
15. To sow and (or) plant.
16. To perform additional fertilizing of crops.
17. To perform mechanical and chemical fighting of weeds.
18. To build fruit tree crowns according to the cultivated fruit tree culture and chosen crown type.
19. To cultivate and build berry bushes.
20. To cultivate permanent crops.
21. To cultivate vegetable culture seedlings.
22. To evaluate the necessity of pollination in the open field and greenhouses.
23. To use plant fertilizer products.
24. To use plant protection products.
25. To cultivate decorative greenery plants according to the cultivation requirements.
26. To cultivate annual and perennial flowers according to the cultivation requirements.
27. To identify the degree of crop ripeness.
28. To gather the harvest.
29. To prepare the collected products for storage.
30. To prepare a room for harvest storage.
31. To perform harvest storage control, provide storage conditions.
32. To prepare the product for market.
33. To calculate the number of plant seedlings for a particular area.
34. To choose the most suitable technologies and regimes for plant cultivation.
35. To take care of plants/seedlings.
36. To order the necessary machines, tools and accessories for work.
37. To choose agricultural machines according to the technological requirements.
38. To calculate the necessary number of plant varieties, seeds/seedlings.
39. To use biological and integrated plant cultivation methods.
40. To have a good command of the official language.
41. To have a good command ofone foreign language at the professional communication level.
42. To use professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.
43. To control processes in the plants and soil.
44. To observe theregulatory standards of products.  
45. To create technological maps for product cultivation.
46. To evaluate the quality of raw materials.
47. To have good knowledge of the market supply and demand.
48. To record work and resources.
49. To prepare and provide information, advertise the products.
50. To take care of the environment.
51. To observe the labour protection requirements.
52. To build business relationship at work.
53. To inform customers.
54. To observe the standards of ethics.



Knowledge:

1. To identify the type of soil, mechanical composition and soil acidity (pH).
2. To take soil medium sample.
3. To use soil cartograms.
4. To measure and calculate the field area.
5. To have good knowledge of of the applied plan assortment suitable for the climatic zone.
6. To recognize plants, their seeds, seedlings and multiplication methods.
7. To compose the optimal crop rotation for a specific plant culture.
8. To choose soil processing methods according to the soil characteristics.
9. To perform basic processing of the soil.
10. To evaluate the soil processing quality.
11. To perform preventive limitation of weeds.
12. To prepare seeds and (or) the planted material for sowing and (or) planting.
13. To recognize seed material and plant crops at different stages of development.
14. To adjust the seed drill according to sowing of relevant plant culture.
15. To sow and (or) plant.
16. To perform additional fertilizing of crops.
17. To perform mechanical and chemical fighting of weeds.
18. To build fruit tree crowns according to the cultivated fruit tree culture and chosen crown type.
19. To cultivate and build berry bushes.
20. To cultivate permanent crops.
21. To cultivate vegetable culture seedlings.
22. To evaluate the necessity of pollination in the open field and greenhouses.
23. To use plant fertilizer products.
24. To use plant protection products.
25. To cultivate decorative greenery plants according to the cultivation requirements.
26. To cultivate annual and perennial flowers according to the cultivation requirements.
27. To identify the degree of crop ripeness.
28. To gather the harvest.
29. To prepare the collected products for storage.
30. To prepare a room for harvest storage.
31. To perform harvest storage control, provide storage co

Reference Data

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NQF Level: 
4
Awarding body: 

- Sabiedrība ar ierobežotu atbildību "Bulduru Dārzkopības vidusskola"

Awarding body contact info: 

VIESTURA IELA 6, JŪRMALA, LV-2010
Tālr.: 67753135
Fakss: 67753135
E-pasts: bulduri@bulduri.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Gardener (6113 01)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general basic education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)