Horticulture

Introduction

Course Title: Level 2 Commercial Gardening & Landscaping
Course Code: HR220

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Full time



Horticulture is a local, national and global industry that needs more people and this course is an ideal entry point for school leavers. It is designed to build on your natural enthusiasm and give you a broad understanding of the basic principles and practices of horticulture whilst working and studying in the Kingston Maurward College Grade 2 listed gardens.
It is suitable for people with a variety of skills and interests from the creative and scientific to the energetic or entrepreneurial.
The course offers a balance of both practical and theory and is the perfect preparation for those learners who wish to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture course or for those who wish to enter the horticulture, greenkeeping, landscaping and other plant-based green industries.

Overview

Qualification

C&G Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horticulture

Course Content

Health and safety & Working in the horticultural industry
Plant naming, identification, selection and science
Preparation, planting and maintenance of plants
Care, maintainence and use of tools, equipment and machinery
Horticultural business practices
Commercial gardening and landscaping
English and maths for students who do not have GCSE grades 4/C or Level 2 Functional Skills.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs minimum grade 3/D, including English and maths. You will be required to complete a weekly work placement and must have a keen interest and enthusiasm in the subject. Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeship in Horticulture

Career Opportunities

Following further training: Landscape architect, plant specialist, garden designer, gardener for heritage gardens and estates, gardener in domestic settings plant nursery or garden centre worker.

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
07-Sep-20 25-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Mon, Tue, Fri 35
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

NPTC tests can be arranged if your course tutors think you are of a suitable standard following KMC training (dependent on attendance). An assessment fee will be payable to the examining body.

Location & Contact Details

Location

Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions

Helpline

Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Basic stationery: calculator, pens, paper and lever arch files Suitable outdoor clothing - the clothing must be suitable for environment, weather and time of year Protective overalls Steel toe capped work boots Hi-vis yellow vest Tetanus protection is recommended All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager

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