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City and Guilds / NPTC
Royal Horticultural Society
City & Guilds /
NPTC became part of the City &
Guilds Group in 2004 and together they form the UK’s largest
awarding body in the land-based sector – encompassing
agriculture, horticulture, forestry, animal care, conservation,
machinery and more. NPTC's aim is to promote competence and
professionalism in the workforce of the land-based and related
industries by the encouragement of continuous learning and the
recognition of skill.
NPTC creates qualifications that reflect the
industry's needs, working closely with Lantra, the Sector Skills
Council for land-based training and education. NPTC
qualifications range from entry level to degree level. Many give
workers vital licences to practice in their industry. As
well as creating and assessing mainstream qualifications, NPTC
creates awards tailored to particular companies. This helps
workers in niche businesses to achieve the level of
qualification they deserve.
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