This is an ideal entry qualification for people wishing to gain an understanding of the basic principles and practices of horticulture with a view to ultimately gaining employment in the horticultural industry. This course offers an exciting opportunity to develop core horticultural practical skills.
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you are enthusiastic about working in horticulture.
GCSEs in English and maths at grade D or 3.
- Plant and soil science: An introduction into the basic botany of plants
- Establish and maintain plants: This unit involves ground preparation, planting, pruning, hedge cutting, plant propagation and other maintenance skills
- Machinery Operation: This unit gives an overview of the safe use of hand held machines and maintenance.
- Landscape Surfaces: A practical unit which develops skills in walling, paving, fencing as well as a wide range of other horticultural skills.
- Plant Propagation: This unit covers all aspects of plant propagation including seeds, cuttings and an introduction to micro propagation in our specialist micro propagation unit.
- Plant Nomenclature: This will give an introduction to plant naming and identification of a range of plants, trees and shrubs.
- Work experience: An opportunity to explore a specific area of the horticulture industry through completing 150 hours of work experience
this course to be delivered through classroom-based lessons, practical sessions and tutorials.
spending time outdoors in practical hands-on training.
employment, an apprenticeship or further study onto the Horticulture City & Guilds Advance Technical Diploma Level 3.
*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.