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.
• Establishment and maintenance of plants outdoors
• Plant and soil science
• Landscape construction
• Health and Safety
• English and Maths
• Horticultural machinery
• Plant identification and selection
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.
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 in Horticulture
• Amenity horticulture
• Garden centres
• Hard landscaping