If you want to be a gardener, maintain sports turf as a greenkeeper or groundsperson or work in a garden centre the Level 1 Horticulture could be the course for you. It is a practical craft course providing a good introduction to the horticultural industry and the development of basic horticultural skills.
About the Course
This course is designed to introduce you to the horticulture and gardening industry. The course is mostly practical, where you will learn hands on skills such as how to prune shrubs, bushes and trees and how to prepare the ground for planting. You'll also spend a small amount of time in the classroom learning the theory behind the practical work you have done.
Course enrichment activities include visits to local parks, gardens and garden centres. Once each term there is some experience of work with practical assessments at local parks.
Staff and Facilities
You will learn from staff with a range of horticulture qualifications and backgrounds and have the opportunity to work with local employers or voluntary organisations in the area. The excellent facilities include the latest industry standard workshops, fully automated glasshouses, horticultural equipment and machinery.
In addition to your horticulture qualification you will also study qualifications in English and Maths if you do not already hold a grade 4 at GCSE level.
- Maintaining gardens
Ground preparation and planting
Pruning shrubs and trees
Clearing garden sites and re-landscaping
Health and safety
Using and maintaining horticultural tools and machinery
Working in glasshouses
4 GCSEs at Grade 2 or above including English Language