About the course
Do you enjoy working with your hands and being outdoors in all weathers? Would you like to develop your skills in growing plants and maintaining gardens, parks and green spaces? This is a College-based course for 16-18 year old students who want to develop basic practical skills and knowledge in working with a range of decorative plants, horticultural tools and equipment. It can lead to employment in the horticultural industry, for example in grounds maintenance or as a self-employed gardener.
This course is Part of a "Full time Programme of Study" and therefore students who have not achieved a GCSE grade A - C in Maths or English will also study these subjects and sit an exam in either Functional Skills or GCSE. Students are also required to attend and take part in Work Experience In the Horticulture Industry throughout the course and complete some home study.
The entry requirements for this course are:
- 3 GCSEs at grade E / 2 or above to include English and Maths ( or equivalent)
- A good level of physical fitness to carry out digging and other physical tasks related to the industry.