AVAILABLE THROUGH: Duchy College | Bicton College | LEARNING AREAS: Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture COURSES


Duchy College | Bicton College Bicton LEVEL: 1 Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

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.

We offer three options for you to gain a career in the horticultural industry depending on your GCSE results. Our Level 3 course offers you
the choice of university study with progression on to our degrees at the Eden Project, or employment on completion of your course. Our
Level 2 and Level 1 courses are ideal if you would like more time to develop your skills before progressing on to further study.

Learn the basic skills required to progress to further education in countryside and conservation, arboriculture or horticulture. You will learn how to work safely in the natural environment, with a range of equipment essential to a wide variety of sites and situations. Become confident in the day-to-day tasks associated with working in estates, parks, gardens and woodland, as well as developing wider skills such as working with others, problem solving and personal planning.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.


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Ideal if:

you would like to improve your life skills and gain a qualification and experience in horticulture.

You’ll need:

GCSE English and maths at grade E or 2, or equivalent qualifications at Entry Level 3, plus an interest in gardening and the environment.

You’ll learn:

from a wide range of units covering subjects such as health and safety, propagating, growing and caring for plants and working on garden structures.


your assignments and projects to be assessed throughout the course.

You’ll love:

learning about horticulture hands-on.


Land-Based Studies in Landscape Gardening & Horticulture Diploma

Start Date

September 2020




1 year



Carol has had a long career in television production with ITV and a successful floristry career in teaching and training in the Midlands. Carol has also run her own successful consultancy business, building strong floristry connections and believes the development of people is indicative of the talent of good trainers and mentors.

“I am passionate about creativity, the learning experience and the lightbulb moments for all of our students, that’s what makes it all worthwhile.”

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