Practical Horticulture Skills - C&G Level 2 Diploma at East Durham College
This is a very practical based course with elements of theory to help build a portfolio of evidence. You will get hands-on experience working on the Houghall estate and plant centre. Throughout the extensive grounds you will be able to work on all aspects of horticulture from turf maintenance to plant propagation ensuring you gain essential employability skills.
Topics covered in the course include: work experience and safe working practices, planting, turf maintenance, pruning, machinery, setting out and establishing and maintaining plants.
3 GCSE's grade D or above including Maths, English & Science.
You will be assessed throughout the course with written assignments and practical assessments.
If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.
Following successful completion of this course you may gain employment in the land-based sector as an assistant gardener. Progression to an apprenticeship in the horticultural industry may also be an option to enable you to gain more experience working hands-on.
Progression options following successful completion of this course may enable you to progress onto the level 3 diploma in horticulture, Level 2 Diploma in forestry and arboriculture, Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Environmental Conservation or an apprenticeship in horticulture.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Durham College directly.