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FdSc Horticulture

Level 5 • Full-time • Eden Project


Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and well-being. This programme is offered at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall and has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, sustainability and design. It provides opportunities to gain and reflect on practical experience in two distinct work placements. The programme will also provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation. Both the programme of study and student experience are greatly enhanced through the collaboration between Cornwall College and the Eden Project. The range of resources including Eden’s own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with the nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered. You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to apply and develop a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden’s skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another commercial enterprise. In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research, for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore industry-related issues, that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course.

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FdSc Horticulture

Level 5 • Part-time • Eden Project


Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and well-being. This programme is offered at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall and has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, sustainability and design. It provides opportunities to gain and reflect on practical experience in two distinct work placements. The programme will also provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation. Both the programme of study and student experience are greatly enhanced through the collaboration between Cornwall College and the Eden Project. The range of resources including Eden’s own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with the nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered. You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to apply and develop a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden’s skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another commercial enterprise. In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research, for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore industry-related issues, that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course.

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Construction Plant Operative Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


For learners working in the construction industry operating plant and equipment. Covering excavators, telehandlers, dumpers and compaction, the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plant Operations (Construction) enables you to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding; and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment. You will work towards an End Point Assessment to achieve a range of core knowledge, skills and behaviours as shown in the standard. You will be guided by an occupationally-competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your apprenticeship. Please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment team for more information on 0330 123 4785 or apprenticeships@cornwall.ac.uk for more information.

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Growing vegetables in a Potager garden

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This course looks at the planning and essential requirements for a Potager and how to grow 6 different vegetables. The day will include preparing an outdoor seed bed, weather permitting. This course will run from 10am - 4pm.

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FdSc Horticulture

Level 5 • Full-time • Eden Project


Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and well-being. This programme is offered at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall and has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, sustainability and design. It provides opportunities to gain and reflect on practical experience in two distinct work placements. The programme will also provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation. Both the programme of study and student experience are greatly enhanced through the collaboration between Cornwall College and the Eden Project. The range of resources including Eden’s own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with the nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered. You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to apply and develop a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden’s skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another commercial enterprise. In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research, for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore industry-related issues, that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course.

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FdSc Horticulture

Level 5 • Part-time • Eden Project


Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and well-being. This programme is offered at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall and has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, sustainability and design. It provides opportunities to gain and reflect on practical experience in two distinct work placements. The programme will also provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation. Both the programme of study and student experience are greatly enhanced through the collaboration between Cornwall College and the Eden Project. The range of resources including Eden’s own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with the nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered. You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to apply and develop a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden’s skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another commercial enterprise. In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research, for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore industry-related issues, that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course.

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Container Gardening

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This course looks at the general principles for successful container gardening and the huge range of plants both decorative and edible that can be grown in containers. You will take away a container sown with seeds for a summer display. This course will run from 10am - 4pm.

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Planning a Summer border and summer containers

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


On this course we will look at planning a summer border, the use of perennial planting and annual plants. You will sow a tray seed of seeds to take home to start your summer displays. The day will include visits to the Rosewarne Rose Garden and the Winter garden. This course will run from 10am - 4pm.

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Planning a Spring garden & Rose pruning

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This course will cover planning a Spring garden, the principles of rose pruning and control of plant problems such as Blackspot & greenfly. The day will include visits to the Rosewarne Rose Garden and the Winter Garden. This course will run from 10am - 4pm.

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City & Guilds Award in Practical Horticulture – Sustainable Food Growing

Level 2 • Part-time • Bicton College


An Award in Practical Horticulture Skills is for adult learners (19+) and adults getting started in the horticulture industry. Or you might be working in a horticulture job and want to improve your skills. You don't need any previous experience or a current work placement. Taking place at Plotgate Community Farm, on the edge of the Somerset levels near Glastonbury, this course is primarily practical, and backed up by theory and discussion. It covers seasonal aspects of food growing, including fundamental practical skills in horticulture. Plotgate Community Farm www.plotgatecommunityfarm.org is a co-operative, in the hands of its members, committed to truly sustainable food produced with a spirit of low-carbon innovation all year round.

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Construction Driver Training

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Plant operations is the broad term referring to the operation and driving of heavy plant equipment such as, excavators, dumpers, rollers and telescopic handlers to name a few. Groundworks is the specific job role of preparing the ground using some of these machines within a construction, civil engineering, roads, railways or landscaping project. In order to work on a construction site you will need to gain your Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) certification. On top of that you will gain tickets to prove you are skilled and experienced in operating and maintaining a wide range of specialist large plant machinery. To work in the industry you will need to achieve the Level 2 qualification. On this Level 2 course, you will learn how to operate a variety of equipment including excavators, forklifts, dumpers and road rollers.

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Plant Operations - Groundworks Certificate

Level 2 • • Bicton College


This Plant Operations certificate is your gateway to gaining your full professional operators qualification if you want operate heavy plant to the exacting standards of the modern construction site this is the course for you. Once complete and the CPCS test has been passed this is your passport to a career in the construction industry and recognition of your professional operating skills. You will have the opportunity to carry out a number of construction tasks using plant ranging for 1.5 ton mini excavators up to 14 ton 360 degree tracked excavators and if that’s not enough you will also receive industry training using 6 ton High vis forward tipping dumpers and Telescopic handlers. At the end of the 1 year course you will have been assessed on 4 machines to gain your level 2 qualification and given the opportunity to take CPCS tests should you wish. As a trainee operator you will be involved in basic excavation trenching etc. then progressing onto more complex excavations for example structural foundations and service excavations. All training will be delivered to the high standards required By the Construction industry training board. Bicton College is in the fortunate position to be in partnership with Holt JCB, this allows student’s access to the range of the most up to date machines currently available.

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Construction Driver Training

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Plant operations is the broad term referring to the operation and driving of heavy plant equipment such as, excavators, dumpers, rollers and telescopic handlers to name a few. Groundworks is the specific job role of preparing the ground using some of these machines within a construction, civil engineering, roads, railways or landscaping project. In order to work on a construction site you will need to gain your Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) certification. On top of that you will gain tickets to prove you are skilled and experienced in operating and maintaining a wide range of specialist large plant machinery. To work in the industry you will need to achieve the Level 2 qualification. On this Level 2 course, you will learn how to operate a variety of equipment including excavators, forklifts, dumpers and road rollers.

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Construction Multiskills With Plant Operations Options Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


NOCN Cskills Awards Level 1 Diploma in Construction Multiskills with Plant Operations options. The construction industry is a growing sector in the UK. There are over 3000 construction companies based in Cornwall, alone; employing 30,000 workers. In the last 5 years over £2 billion has been spent on construction projects in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, with a further £1.3 billion to be invested over the next few years. There will always be a need for skilled workers within this sector. The Level 1 Diploma in Construction Multiskills is aimed at those with little or no experience in construction. It is your starting point to an interesting and varied career within the construction industry. Learners will be assessed using a combination of internally set and assessed units, and externally set and assessed units. The aim of this course is to: • Help develop the learner’s range of skills and techniques • Build confidence • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification • Progress into employment within the construction sector • Progress onto related vocational qualifications In addition to the course, we also give our learners the opportunity to work towards gaining their CSCS Labourer card (Green Card). This is an industry-recognised qualification, which will allow learners to progress into employment, an apprenticeship or onto the next level course to help gain further qualifications. You will need to supply or purchase your own PPE and contribute towards CSCS test costs.

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Horticulture Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


Plants play an incredibly important role in all our lives by providing us with oxygen and food sources. As a horticulturalist you will need to use your scientific knowledge of plants and soil to grow a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, shrubs, flowers and grass. Our courses will give you all the in-depth knowledge you need to start your career, with the option of continuing on to university study with one of our degrees at the iconic Eden Project. As a modern horticulturalist you’ll need a range of skills including; scientific knowledge of plants, soil, pest and diseases and a wide variety of practical skills such as planting, pruning and hard landscaping. This level 3 course is for learners who are interested in developing the specific technical and professional skills and knowledge that will lead to meaningful employment in the horticulture industry. Learners will explore a wide range of industry areas. This is typically a two year full-time course. It equips you with the core skills and knowledge to enter employment in the horticultural industry. You would take this qualification if you really enjoy the practical aspects of working in a horticultural setting. Employment opportunities that may arise from doing this qualification are very much ‘operative’ roles i.e. hands-on.

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Horticulture Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


As a modern horticulturalist you’ll need a range of skills including; scientific knowledge of plants, soil, pest and diseases and a wide variety of practical skills such as planting, pruning and hard landscaping. Our Level 2 and Level 3 courses will give you all the in-depth knowledge you need to start your career, with the option of continuing on to university study with one of our degrees at the iconic Eden Project.

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Construction Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


Land based, work based plant operations Level 1 is the course if you want an overall introduction to the construction industry and most importantly heavy plant operations. You will have the opportunity to carry out a number of construction tasks using plant ranging from 1.5 ton mini excavators up to 14 ton 360 degree tracked excavators and if that’s not enough you will also receive introductory training using 6 ton high vis forward tipping dumpers and telescopic handlers. Literally getting in at ground level, gaining the experience to develop your skills before progressing on to the level 2 course and gaining your CPCS certificate for professional operators. During the course you will be trained and given the opportunity to gain your CPCS operators Health and safety card which is the first step and an essential requirement to gain access and open door to a host of opportunities in the construction industry. As a trainee operator you will be involved initially in basic excavation trenching etc. then progressing onto more complex excavations for example structural foundations and service boxes. All training will be delivered to the high standards required By the Construction industry training board. Bicton College is in the fortunate position to be in partnership with Holt JCB, this allows students access to the range of the most up to date machines currently available.

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City & Guilds Practical Horticulture skills - Grow Your Own (Dartington)

Level 1 • Part-time • Bicton College


This Level 1 course will take place at School Farm, on the beautiful Dartington estate near Totnes, Devon. It is a great introduction for those who want to grow on any scale, whether it is a small patio garden, an allotment or on a larger piece of land. The School Farm site hosts a range of enterprises from vegetable growers to therapeutic horticulture and the course will be delivered by experienced growers and teachers from the enterprises. This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in or some experience of gardening or plant knowledge, and can be enjoyed by enthusiastic beginners and more experienced gardeners alike. Students can expect 1 day a week of practical learning on the land in different seasons and weather conditions.

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