Horticultural Tools and Equipment 4N0683

The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to identify, select, use and maintain commonly used horticultural tools and equipment.


Skills Demonstration 80%
Examination - Theory 20%

Learning Objectives

Learners will be able to: List common tools and equipment used in horticultural operations and workshops to include their primary use and hazards associated with their use Describe safe operating practices for a range of tools and equipment to include both hand and power Prepare power hand tools and equipment for use to include using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), pre-starting safety checks, mixing fuel, checking for leaks and damage while adhering to manufacturers' recommendations and operators' manuals Use power hand tools safely including a two-stroke engine powered strimmer and a hedge cutter Maintain all equipment Prepare tools and equipment for storage Operate within appropriate safety procedures to create and maintain a safe working environment


Assessment will include:
Skills demonstration 80%
Examination : 20%

Credit Value: 10

Candidate Criteria

Learners will require a good command of the English language and a good level of numeracy and literacy.

Course Notes

All learning material will be provided to you for the duration of the course and you will be registered for certification though our centre

Successful applicants will receive a QQI level 4 minor award in Horticultural Tools and Equipment. Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.

Candidates must be over 16 years of age and will require a good command of the English language with a good level of numeracy and literacy

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Horticultural Tools and Equipment 4N0683