Level 1 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture

This is a great introduction to horticulture and the industry as a whole, as you look after the green spaces in and around your local area.

You will learn about all aspects of horticulture, including how to grow plants from seeds, landscaping, looking after turf and how to safely use tools and equipment.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During the course, you will cover the following units:

  • Maintaining health and safety working practices
  • Assisting with establishing plants
  • Assisting with maintaining plants
  • Assisting with the use of hand held mowers and powered equipment

In addition to the above, you will also have the opportunity to choose from the following:

  • Assisting with propagation of plants by seed
  • Assisting with propagation of plants by vegetative methods
  • Assisting with identifying the presence of and controlling common pests and diseases
  • Assisting with landscaping and grounds maintenance

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by project work and practical demonstrations. There are no formal exams.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You do not need any formal qualifications, just passion and a commitment to your studies.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2019), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated financial support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed this course you will be able to progress on to:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture
  • Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills

Alternatively, you may choose to look for your first junior position in the industry.

Ref: Rob Hogan

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