Who is this course for?
This is a good course for you if you enjoy learning through practical work and if you are creative and want to work as a landscape gardener, in a nursery and garden centre, on the grounds of a formal estate or at a golf course or sporting organisation. This course will also suit you if you are currently working in the Horticulture industry and wish to gain a recognised qualification.
What will I do on the course?
A typical working week will comprise of some classroom sessions and lots of practical work. There will also be time to meet with your tutor and work on improving your Maths and English. You will learn how to use machinery, construct landscape and garden displays, propagate plants, maintain displays and understand soil and plant science.
In addition, you will learn skills that are required in any career choice, including health & safety, confidence building, social and practical skills, and English and Maths. We also offer English and Maths GCSE resits.
What qualifications do I need?
- 4 GCSEs Grade D or above, OR
- Level 1 qualification in a related subject
- Adequate standard of English and Maths
- Mature learners with other qualifications and/or experience are also welcomed
- You should have a strong interest in working in the horticultural sector and demonstrate a commitment to succeed.
When does the course start?
Where is it held?
How long does the course last?
One year - full-time
What could I do after completing the course?
- BTEC Extended Diploma in Horticulture - Level 3.
Are there any additional costs?
Learners will be required to purchase items of personal protective equipment (steel toe capped boots, overalls and wet weather gear) for use on the course. Prices and details will be discussed at interview. Bursary funds may be available to help with additional costs.