If you want to gain skills in horticulture or landscaping, this Introduction to Horticulture course is for you. As part of the programme you will gain a National Progression Award and an SVQ Level 1 certificate in Horticulture.
What will I learn?
The course provides a mix of theoretical and practical skills with the emphasis on practical horticulture and landscaping.
- An introduction to gardening skills
- An introduction to tools and machinery
- An Introduction to turf maintenance
- Prepare, create and maintain a landscape area
- Hard and soft landscaping
- Plant identification
- Plant health and propagation
Employer and industry links
The College works with a range of public and private sector employers, agencies and industry lead bodies to ensure that the course is relevant to the sector’s needs.
Jobs and further study
- City & Guilds Diploma in Horticulture
- Horticulture / Landscaping Level 5
- Green-keeping Level 5
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Access 3, or equivalent in English and Numeracy
- If you don't have formal qualifications but have relevant life and/or work experience, you are also invited to apply
- An interview
- A numeracy and communication aptitude test will be required if you cannot provide evidence of qualifications
- If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.
Making an application
For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.
Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.
When you apply you will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
- You will be invited to attend an interview. The process will consist of a group presentation about the course, a numeracy and communications skills test or provision of evidence of qualifications, and then an individual interview.
- Interviews will take place within six weeks of applying.
- You will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by email within 10 working days of the interview.
- Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information from Student Funding regarding bursary applications. An induction date will also be sent to you.