Course Description

Diploma in Weeds Identification and Control – Level 4

South London College

Diploma in Weeds Identification and Control – Level 4

(Please Note: This Course is Based on USA Standard)

Are weeds hindering your day to day activities? Then get on board this Diploma in Weeds Identification and Control – Level 4 (USA Standards) to learn all about weeds and how to control them. This course has been particularly developed to help farmers, gardeners, landscape managers and horticultural workers get rid of weeds in their lands. However, this course is also a wonderful opportunity to learn in-depth about the various types of weeds that hinder human activities, provided you have a recognised qualification at level 3 or above in a related discipline to get started with this course.

This professionally narrated e-course will first clear you about weeds. You will come to understand a weed in and out, along with its characteristics and classification. The course will also focus on the commonly found weed species and the importance of controlling them.

This course will then direct you towards weed control. You will get to learn the characteristics of weed control methods that are important in places such as agriculture, horticulture and gardening. Various weed control methods have been introduced to suit various situations. Therefore, this course has also taken the responsibility to guide you on the various weed control methods, followed by modules that will demonstrate you on how to safely apply chemical herbicide. By the end of this course, you will have a significant knowledge on weeds and weed control to improve your day to day activities.

The course has been endorsed under the The Quality License Scheme This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality License Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for The Quality License Scheme courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Course Curriculum
01. What Is A Weed?
02. Weed Classifications
03. Common Weeds Of Field Crops And Pastures
04. Commonly Found Weed Names A-B
05. Commonly Found Weed Names C-D
06. Commonly Found Weed Names E-F
07. Commonly Found Weed Names G-H
08. Commonly Found Weed Names I-J-K
09. Commonly Found Weed Names L-M-N
10. Commonly Found Weed Names O-P
11. Commonly Found Weed Names Q-R
12. Commonly Found Weed Names S
13. Commonly Found Weed Names T-V-W
14. Commonly Found Weed Names Y
15. Grasses
16. Weed Control Section
17. Mechanical Weed Control
18. Common Herbicide Information Section

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

Land Managers
Anyone who wants to acquire information and knowledge on weeds identification and control

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Weeds Identification and Control – Level 4 successfully , all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


Option 1 – The Quality License Scheme Certification

Successful learners will receive an Endorsed The Quality License Scheme  Accredited Certificate issued by The Quality License Scheme  and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Certification Fee (Printed The Quality License Scheme Certificate) – £59

Option 2 – CPD Accredited Certificate

Learners who complete the course successful will receive a CPD Accredited Certificate.

Certification Fee (E Certificate/ PDF Copy) – £29

Certification Fee (Printed Certificate/ Hard Copy) – £39

Course Code: QLS-04895

Awarding body (Accreditation)

The Quality License Scheme have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. The Quality License Scheme  combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, The Quality License Scheme  also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Other benefits

Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
Save time and money on travel
Learn at your convenience and leisure
Eligible for a NUS discount card
Free Career Support Service
25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)



Course Code QLS-04895
College Name South London College
Course Category Gardening, Home & Garden
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Diploma
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Course Fee 10
Course Duration 200 Guided Learning Hours
Entry Requirements Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT. A recognised qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.
Career Path Farmer - £8.57 per hour Gardener - £10.05 per hour Horticultural Manager Landscape Gardener Other jobs you can get Landscaper Agricultural workers Horticultural workers
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35-37 Ludgate Hill, London, Dublin, United Kingdom

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