Course Title: Level 1 Practical Horticulture Skills
Course Code: HR218

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Full time

Combining a mixture of theory and practical, this is a very hands-on qualification ideally suited to someone who wishes to investigate a career in horticulture and perhaps study further. No previous knowledge is required, but a willingness to learn new skills and develop knowledge of the world of horticulture is needed.

You will be taught with like-minded learners with the same interest in the outdoors and gardening where you will develop your personal and social skills. Take advantage of our fantastic resources and find out about the wide range of opportunities that are on offer within this dynamic industry.



Diploma in Land-based Studies

Course Content

Units include:
Growing trees and shrubs (selection, establishment, care and maintenance)
Growing flowers (herbaceous and annual plants, care and maintenance)
Propagating plants
Use of a range of tools and equipment
Health and safety
Plant identification
English and maths.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. You will need to be interested in a career in horticulture and gardening and be willing to learn new skills and undertake practical tasks. Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

Level 2 - Diploma in Horticulture Intermediate Apprenticeship in Horticulture

Career Opportunities

With further training: gardener, nursery worker (plants), assistant in a garden centre, landscaper.

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
02-Sep-19 24-Jun-20 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Mon, Tue, Wed 35
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Basic stationery - pens, pencils, ruler and eraser. Protective overalls, work gloves and steel toe-capped boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course instructor. Practical clothing suitable for the weather conditions necessary at all times. Polo shirts and sweatshirts are available for purchase at College.


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