Diploma in Weeds Identification and Control - Level 4

Accredited by ABC Awards | Assessment included in the Price | Endorsed Certificate & Unit Summery

South London College


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£56 inc VAT (was £499)
Offer ends 15 November 2019
Study method
Online, self-paced
200 Hours
Access to content
365 Days
16 CPD points / hours
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Are weeds hindering your day to day activities? Then get on board this Diploma in Weeds Identification and Control – Level 4 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 ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence 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 2 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. ABC Awards & Certa Awards 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 ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

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

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What Will I Learn?

  • Learn to identify the different types of weeds, identify common weed species
  • Learn the characteristics of weed control methods
  • Learn to recognise weed control methods to apply for different situations
  • Understand the proper techniques for the safe application of chemical herbicide
  • Apply the appropriate methods for control of weeds and specific problems in agricultural and horticultural industries


  1. What Is A Weed?
  2. Weed Classifications
  3. Common Weeds Of Field Crops And Pastures
  4. Commonly Found Weed Names A-B
  5. Commonly Found Weed Names C-D
  6. Commonly Found Weed Names E-F
  7. Commonly Found Weed Names G-H
  8. Commonly Found Weed Names I-J-K
  9. 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

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.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-04895

Awarding Body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards 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, ABC Awards and Certa Awards 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.

Who is this course for?

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


  • 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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