This course provides students with a wide range of skills and knowledge for employment in horticulture. Students are taught mainly through practical tuition in ornamental gardens, woodlands, nursery facilities and sports turf areas either on Campus or at industry partner sites.
This is supported by lecturer lead learning sessions and use of the modern and intuitive Virtual Learning Environment MOODLE. Students will also undertake work placement within the industry.
Depends on entry level and experience, the tutor will advise you after consultation. A full Level 1 qualification (normally 5 GCSEs Grade A-G).
The main areas of study are:
- Garden Design
- Outdoor plants
- Nursery stock and protected cropping
- Amenity turf
- Plant science
- Industry experience
2 years full-time
Some Level 2 Diploma students take up employment in the industry on completion of the course but many high achieving students have the opportunity to progress to the Level 3 courses in Horticulture.
Students can follow career paths in landscape, sports turf, edible or ornamental crop production and retail sectors.
HOW TO APPLY
All full-time & part-time courses starting in September 2020 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application
If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.
IMPORTANT COURSE & DELIVERY STATEMENT
In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.
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