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 an interest 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.