Horticulture Level 1

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code P00096
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


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.

Key Units

  • 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

How will it be delivered?

Horticulture Level 1 is assessed by on-going practical assessments throughout the year.

There are no exams for Horticulture Level 1 but you may need to take exams for English and Maths.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 2 or above including English Language

Your next steps...

Where does this Lead
Successful completion of this course can lead to our Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture course.

Future Opportunities
  • Future employment opportunities could include working in:
  • Garden centres
  • Landscape gardening
  • Green keeping and grounds maintenance
  • Parks/historical gardens
  • Retail gardening outlets