Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (QCF)
You will complete your portfolio of evidence with the assistance of your employer and visiting assessors. This builds on a series of bespoke sessions at college designed to give you the underpinning knowledge and understanding around the topics you need for your job - and for your future career in horticulture.
Subjects covered by all students include:
Promotion of Health and Safety, including First Aid
Ground preparation and establishing plants/seeds in soil
Specialist units may cover:
Amenity Horticulture: Establishing decorative areas, pruning and maintaining plant health
Hard Landscaping: Levelling, creation of structures or surfaces and fencing
Sports Turf: Maintaining, renovating and repairing sports turf areas and tractor driving.
The completion of your portfolio will typically take 12-18 months.
Ability to achieve a Level 1 in English and maths
You will be required to find suitable relavent employment
Interview with Course Tutor required before offer of place on course will be made
Minimum age is 16 years.
Level 3 Work Based Diploma
With further training: Amenity Horticulturist, Conservationist, Corporate Event Designer, Ethno-botanist, Floral Designer, Florist, Garden Centre Manager, Garden Designer, Golf Course Manager, Groundsperson, Greenkeeper, Horticultural Journalist/Presenter, Horticulture Therapist, Nursery Manager, Plant Propagator, Plant-hunter.