Plant Production

Type : National Certificate • NQF : 2 • Credits : 120


The purpose of this qualification is to allow Junior Personnel and elected candidates to progress towards a position of farm labourers (operators) with specific reference to Plant Production.

A learner assessed against this qualification will have the necessary competence to:

  • Participate as part of a working team,
  • Performing the agricultural processes as applicable to Plant production in an established and familiar context under general supervision.
  • Learner will be able to perform directed activities and take responsibility for the guiding others at lower level within a Plant Production context.

Learners will be enabled to actively participate in the Primary Agricultural Sector through the production of quality agricultural products, enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.

Become economically active in farming practices that will have a direct impact on Local Economic Development through the production of food, the improvement of household food security and access to mainstream agriculture. Finally, Learners will be able to guide and direct others in terms of the implementation of smaller development projects within a Plant Production context.

This qualification provides learners the opportunity to gain a qualification in Plant Production. The range of typical learners that will enter this qualification will vary and includes:

  • Junior farm labourers who wish to progress to the level of Labourer within farming operations in Plant Production;
  • Farm owners, in possession of an equivalent qualification at NQF 1;
  • Learners in possession of different levels of practical experience in farming operations, which will be assessed and RPL'ed;
  • Possible candidates for promotion identified by the community as leaders.
  • Learners may come from both genders.

The learner will engage in supervision and operational activities relevant to Plant Production.

It is assumed that a learner entering a programme leading to this qualification has achieved numeracy, literacy and communication equivalent to NQF 1 and technical skills pertaining to agricultural activities equivalent to NQF 1.

Recognition Of Prior Learning: This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole through the recognition of prior learning. Credit will be given to learning, which has already been acquired, through the appropriate process of assessment.

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