Name of qualification Vrtnar pridelovalec/vrtnarica pridelovalkaAdd to comparison [1]
Translated title (no legal status) Gardner/grower
Type of qualification Nacionalna poklicna kvalifikacija, SOK raven 4
Category of qualification Poklicna kvalifikacija
Admission requirements
  • at least elementary education
  • a driving licence (category F)
  • a certificate of knowledge of phytomedicine for providers of plant protection measures
ISCED field Field
Kmetijstvo, gozdarstvo, ribištvo in veterinarstvo
ISCED subfield subfield hortikultura
Qualification level


Learning outcomes

Candidates will be able to:

  • autonomously plan and organise their own work in the working environment in compliance with work quality standards in gardening,
  • make responsible and economical use of machinery, equipment, materials, energy and time,
  • ensure their own safety and the safety of other participants in the work process and protect the environment and the property of the company or customers,
  • work responsibly, enterprisingly and ethically,
  • communicate effectively with various stakeholders while observing the principles of successful communication,
  • use modern information and communication technology and software for the needs of a gardening activity,
  • prepare a growing area outdoors or in a protected space,
  • propagate herbaceous plants vegetatively and generatively,
  • cultivate and tend herbaceous plants,
  • perform protection of herbaceous plants,
  • prepare cultivated plants for sale and sell them.


Verification and assessment are carried out by committees for the verification and validation of national vocational qualifications, appointed by the National Examination Centre (NEC). Committee members must be licensed by the National Examination Centre. Licences may be found here [2].

Assessment and completion


During the guidance process the candidate prepares a portfolio, which is assessed by a committee. If the portfolio submitted by the candidate contains authentic, valid and adequate proof of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, the committee may:

  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in full,
  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in part and define the knowledge, skills and competence to be verified,
  • refuse to validate any of the contents of the occupational standard because the candidate has not provided proof of any of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, in which case it will verify the occupational standard in full.


  • practical verification and oral presentation

Condition for obtaining certificate

Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Awarding body

Providers of procedures for identifying and validating NVQs are entered in a register of providers maintained in the collection of the national information centre for vocational qualifications. These are: vocational schools, businesses, B2B training centres, adult education centres and chambers of commerce.