UNIT 1 Plant Science 1: provides underpinning knowledge of the plant, its structure, and function.
Scientific and common plant names Lifecycle adaptations External parts of the plant Internal plant structures Pollination and fertilisation Photosynthesis and respiration Movement of water through the plant Plant Health: provides underpinning knowledge and understanding of the effect of a range of factors on plant health.
Environmental conditions Plant nutrition and plant health Impact of competition on plant health Pests and pathogens Biosecurity and plant passports Maintaining plant health Plant Nutrition: provides horticultural knowledge of plant nutrition and growing media. Soil types and profiles Role of nutrients Soil-based nutrition pH and nutrient availability Bulk constituents for growing media Plant Specification: provides horticultural knowledge to make recommendations for planting based on matching plant needs and site requirements.
Site-based criteria Plant-based criteria Plant specifications Receiving plant material on site Planting and post-planting care Maintaining new plantings.
UNIT 2 Plant Science II: provides an understanding of the range and role of plant adaptations.
Leaf adaptations Stem adaptations Root adaptations Flower adaptations Seed adaptations Growth habit adaptations Planting Styles: provides horticultural knowledge of the factors involved in creating a wide range of different horticultural plantings.
Historical contexts Formal planting Informal planting Plant associations Plant uses Edible landscapes Short-term plantings Horticulture and Society: allows learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of horticulture’s contribution to society, including social, environmental, and economic.
Wellbeing Environment Economy Community Biodiversity: provides an applied knowledge of the roles of plants in creating habitats to encourage biodiversity.
Plants and biodiversity Impact of climate change Creating habitats Citizen science and species surveys Biodiversity Action Plans.