What will I learn?
This practical and theory-based course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to progress into a specialised and increasingly sophisticated industry. You’ll take part in weekly work experience on the College campus to familiarise yourself with a true working environment. A range of visits to support the curriculum will be arranged over the year including RHS Garden Wisley, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and the National Trust Gardens. You will also be invited to complete optional additional NPTC qualifications where necessary.
• Establishment and maintenance of plants outdoors
• Plant and soil science
• Landscape construction
• Health and Safety
• English and Maths
• Horticultural machinery
• Plant identification and selection
What grades will I need?
Four GCSEs at grade 3/D or above with Maths and English at grade 3/D or relevant Level 1 qualification.
You will be required to work towards Maths or English GCSE if you do not have a grade 4/C or above.
What can I study next?
• Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Horticulture
• Amenity horticulture
• Garden centres
• Hard landscaping
Optional Additional Qualifications
• Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pedestrian Controlled Mowers
You will be required to work towards Maths or English GCSE if you do not have a grade C/4 or above.