This 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 one 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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you would like to further develop your practical skills in a range of horticultural settings.
five GCSEs at grade C or 5, including English, maths and science.
This qualification gives you the opportunity to study a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge that build upon the core skills of safe working practices, equipment and machinery, plant identification, plant health, plant and soil science and maintenance of turf. You can then learn further specialist skills such as sustainable turf management, constructing landscape features such as steps, paths or walls or outdoor horticultural crop production.
your assignments and projects to be assessed throughout the course.
spending time outdoors with practical hands-on training.
employment or University study, such as one of our Degrees in partnership with, and delivered at the Eden Project: HND/HNC Garden & Landscape Design, FdSc Horticulture, BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design), or BSc Horticulture (Plant Science). You may consider going onto a Level 3 apprenticeship.
You might progress into work as a: Fresh produce technician Landscape operative Gardener
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.