Entry Level 3 Skills for Working Life - Land and Plants

This course provides a great introduction to the industry. You will develop a basic understanding of recognising various types of plants, how to care for them, how to handle horticulture tools and also how to maintain fences.

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 this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Recognising plants and parts of plants
  • Caring for horticulture tools
  • Inserting plant material
  • Peparing and planting an area
  • Controlling weeds
  • Filling plant containers
  • Maintaining a fence
  • Constructing a composter and shredding waste vegetation
  • Working safely and identifying hazards
  • Planning and making a journey using public transport
  • Managing your own money
  • Working towards your own goals

How is it assessed?

Assessments are carried out in such a way that you are able to work at your own pace. There are no written exams at the end of the course as it is all practical based.

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 2020), 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 have the opportunity to progress on to the level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills or level 1 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture.

Alternatively, you may choose to complete a traineeship or an apprenticeship.

Ref: Rob Hogan