Level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills (58951)

What topics are covered by the course?

What you will Study

A range of practical horticulture units including:
Prepare for sowing or planting under supervision
Plant container-grown subjects
Prepare soil and apply organic mulch
Water a bed, border or area of plants in containers
Cultivate land by single digging or forking
Determine soil pH with colour indicator test kit under supervision
Plant flower bulbs for naturalisation or
Prepare and plant a hanging basket
Prepare and plant a container for
Care for a planted area
Support Individual Stems
Support plants of wires, frames or trellis
Sow seed outdoors in drills by hand
Sow seed indoors in containers
Propagate by stem cutting
Pot up rooted cuttings, large seedlings
or plugs by hand
Identify trees and shrubs
Identify weeds
Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have these GCSE's at grade 9-4 in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and
guidance regarding the correct level for you.
Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future, as most employers are looking for ability in these areas. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

How you will Learn

You will learn by building up skills, professional techniques and knowledge by working in a realistic horticulture environment that includes greenhouses, growing grounds, planting containers and lawns. Class based lessons will give you a full understanding of the theory of horticulture and expand your knowledge for assessments. During the course of the academic year, you will be involved in relevant visits.

Course Structure

Classroom: 20%; Practical: 80%

Who should attend?

3 GCSEs at grade 9-1 or A*-G
Entry level qualification with English or Maths at Entry Level 3.

What will I be able to do on completion?

Further Study

Progression to the Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills

Career Opportunities

You will gain the skills and knowledge to work in the horticultural industry as a plant care assistant at a nursery or garden centre or work as part of a professional gardening team.

How will I be assessed?

Theory assessment will be short-answer questions and there will be observed practical assessments.

Venue Thornes Park Nursery
Programme Level Level 1
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date September
Day of Week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Day/Evening Day
Awarding Body City & Guilds

Guide Price: Please contact us for details.

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Horticulture Agriculture & Animal Care »
Duration: 1 year
Qualification: Level 1 Diploma

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