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Horticulture is a growing industry! The green spaces that surround us such as private gardens, vast estates or public spaces, all need management and maintenance, as well as growing food for our increasing population.

Horticulture is one of the larger employment sectors in the UK today, average regional earnings range from £18-29k. The wide range of jobs on offer is amazing ranging from working in garden centres, landscaping through to therapeutic horticulture and the benefits to the health of the population.

Great facilities

Access to gardens, a glass house and wider rural estate.

Hands on

Teaching backed up by practical skills development.


An expanding population needs feeding.

Making a difference

Beautifying and protect public and private spaces.

Key information

Training takes place on our Rodbaston estate and is further supplemented by close links with regional industry experts. You will be taught through a combination of classroom and practical activities that replicate the skills and knowledge required by modern industry.

You will be required to complete a minimum of 150 hours industry experience, a vital part of further developing employability prospects.

You will be required to purchase your own protective equipment such as overalls and safety boots.

As well as achieving a nationally recognised technical qualification in Horticulture you can also achieve qualifications in English and maths.

You can become a

  • Horticultural Technician/Operative
  • Plant Care Worker
  • Nursery Operative
  • Landscape Designer
  • Inspector
  • Consultant
  • Small Business Owner
  • Gardener
  • Grower
  • Grounds Maintenance/Sports Turf Operative/Golf Greenkeeper

Take the next step with a career in Horticulture

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You don’t just need to have left school to become an apprentice, we have apprenticeship offers for all ages and are a great way for adults to retrain for a new career. Whatever destination you’ve set your sights on, an apprenticeship will help you get there.

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

#CreateYourCareer with us.

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