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 bedding Prepare and plant a hanging basket Prepare and plant a container for display 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


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 A*-G (or new grade 9-1) or Entry level qualification with English and 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 Castleford Campus
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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