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Qualification: CERTIFICATE OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION with professional qualification: Gardener

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CERTIFICATE OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION with professional qualification: Gardener

Qualification Information

- Able to perform intellectual operations at the level of knowledge, understanding and use.
- Uses in-depth knowledge with corresponding theoretical justification in narrow areas of activity.
- Independently interprets available information.
- Performs complex (complicated) activities – mainly in predictable situations.
- Has general knowledge corresponding to professional qualification.
- Has wide-ranging skills and skills essential for the profession coressponding to the professional qualification.
- Able to perform the work of executor independently and achieve results in a limited period of time.
- Knows and is able to apply appropriate technologies.
- Able to apply information acquisition and processing technologies.
- Latvian and foreign language(-s) proficiency improved.
- Is conscious of links between historical developments of their county, Latvia, Europe and world.
- Able to apply mathematical knowledge and skills.
- Able to evaluate the processes occurring in nature and society.
- Observes the environmental protection requirements in professional activity.
- Able to find their place in the economic structures of society and is able to operate therein.
- Understands the relationship between employer and employee and knows the relevant legislation.
- Has a conception of the principles of the mobility of the labour force of the Member states of the European Union.
- Evaluate their abilities adequately.
- Plans activity in compliance with circumstances, possibilities and their abilities.
- Performs a specific task in a limited time.
- Able to make a decision – mainly in familiar circumstances.
- Able to assume responsibility for the quality and quantity of the result of professional activity.
- Is systematic and rational when working.
- Is careful and accurate.



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE  at the level of notion:
1.1. plant cultivation technologies;
1.2. types of indoor areas and technologies used in these areas;
1.3. basics of the development of garden planning, setting up and support systems of a garden;
1.4. principles of time, work, and materials accounting;
1.5. basics of communication;
2. The KNOWLEDGE  at the level of understanding:
2.1. botanical division of plants and requirements according to the growing conditions;
2.2. assortment of species and varieties of horticultural plants;
2.3. biological and conventional fertilizers and means of plant protection;
2.4. structure, maintenance and operational requirements of horticultural machinery and equipment;
2.5. storage conditions of horticultural materials;
2.6. environmentally friendly technologies and materials;
2.7. chemical substances, their storage, conditions, absorbers of chemical substances;
2.8. principles of energy efficiency and economic management;
2.9. sorting of waste and management conditions;
2.10. professional terminology in the official language and in one foreign language.
3. The KNOWLEDGE  at the level of use:
3.1. names of plants in Latin and professional terminology;
3.2. structure and characteristics (morphology, physiology, ontogenesis) of plants, including recognizing of weeds;
3.3. methods of soil processing and preparation of substrates;
3.4. indicators of seed quality, pre-processing, types and time of sowing;
3.5. methods of plant propagation, physiologically active substances;
3.6. plant care using various cultivation technologies;
3.7. types of crowns, formation and care of crowns;
3.8. methods of garden care;
3.9. fertilizing peculiarities in plant cultivation and care, signs of lack and excessive amount of nutrition elements;
3.10. recognizing the damage caused by the most widespread pests and diseases, plant protection measures;
3.11. acquisition, use and storage of professional plant protection means;
3.12. level of harvest ripeness and harvesting methods, storage conditions;
3.13. quality and marking requirements for horticultural products;
3.14. driving of A category tractor machinery;
3.15. environmental protection and environmentally friendly working methods;
3.16. labour protection (requirements of the requirements of the labour protection laws and regulations, labour protective equipment and its use,first aid);
3.17. fire safety rules, fire fighting equipment and its use;
3.18. basic principles of professional and general ethics;
3.20. legal employment relations;
3.21. information technologies;
3.21. official language;
3.22. one foreign language at the professional communication level.



Skills:

1. To determine the mechanical contents of soil and soil readiness for its processing, select the processing terms and perform soil processing.
2. To prepare substratum pursuant to the task, plant characteristics and cultivation purpose.
3. To recognize seeds, seedlings, and plantlets of flowers and vegetables at various stages of their development.
4. To assess the quality of seeds, perform sowing of plants, adjust the sowing machine in compliance with the sowing standard, control sowing quality, perform thinning, potting, planting, and replantation in accordance with the peculiarities of the plant root system.
5. To perform rooting and grafting of plants according to the cultivation conditions, purposes of plant cultivation and instructions given by specialists.
6. To use the most suitable technologies and modes for cultivation, formation and care of plants.
7. To take care of the plantations of plants, ensure balance of nutrition elements, use appropriate fertilizers, recognize and eliminate the lack or excessive amount of nutrition elements.
8. To monitor the phytosanitary condition of the plantations of plants and recognize damage caused by the most widespread pests and diseases.
9. To prepare and use liquid plant protection means and use personal protective equipment, adjust the sprayer and control the quality of spraying.
10. To recognize and limit weeds and pests by using appropriate agrotechnical methods.
11. To use agrochemical and physiologically active substances and other means of plant protection.
12. To harvest, sort, and package the production pursuant to the quality and marking requirements.
13. To use various plant cultivation and care methods and technologies on an open field and covered areas by using appropriate harvest care methods in unfavourable cultivation conditions.
14. To ensure storage of horticultural production according to the harvest sales plan, and control the harvest storage.
15. To perform installation of plantation and support systems provided for in the technological maps.
16. To take care of the trunks and wounds of fruit trees, form crowns of fruit trees according to  the chosen crown type and to cultivate and form berry shrubs.
17. To take care of the spacing of rows and the surrounding soil of fruit trees and berry shrubs, as well as protecting plantations against wind.
18. To prepare containers, follow the level of harvest ripeness and perform selection harvesting according to the planned type of usage.
19. To use horticultural machinery by meeting technological requirements and perform daily maintenance of the machinery and equipment.
20. To observe operating rules of horticultural machinery and equipment.
21. To cooperate with the work supervisor and other workers, understand  tasks.
22. To organize one’s own work without assistance, analyse the work process and assume responsibility for the result of the own work.
23. To use materials economically, keep records of materials and  work.
24. To use computer hardware and special software to perform horticultural work.
25. To observe the standards of legal employment relations, as well the basic principles of professional and general ethics.
26. To observe the requirements of the labour protection laws and regulations and assess the possible risks.
27. To choose and use appropriate personal labour protective equipment.
28. To observe the requirements of the labour protection laws and regulations, prepare and maintain one’s own workplace for safe performance of the work.
29. To observe the requirements of the fire safety laws and regulations.
30. To provide the first aid.
31. To observe the requirements of the environmental protection laws and regulations.
32. To sort waste resulting from the work process.
33. To observe storage and use rules of chemical substances.
34. To use absorbers of chemical substances.
35. To use environmentally friendly technologies and materials.
36. To use professional terminology in the official language and in one foreign language, use names of plants in Latin.
37. To have a good command of the state language.
38. To have a good command of one foreign language at the professional communication level.



Knowledge:

1. To determine the mechanical contents of soil and soil readiness for its processing, select the processing terms and perform soil processing.
2. To prepare substratum pursuant to the task, plant characteristics and cultivation purpose.
3. To recognize seeds, seedlings, and plantlets of flowers and vegetables at various stages of their development.
4. To assess the quality of seeds, perform sowing of plants, adjust the sowing machine in compliance with the sowing standard, control sowing quality, perform thinning, potting, planting, and replantation in accordance with the

Reference Data

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NQF Level: 
3
Awarding body: 

- Malnavas koledža

Awarding body contact info: 

KĻAVU IELA 17, MALNAVA, MALNAVAS PAGASTS, KĀRSAVAS NOVADS, LV-5750
Tālr.: 65733274
Fakss: 65731110
E-pasts: malnavaskol@inbox.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Gardener (6113 12)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)