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Introduction to Hard Landscaping Level 1 at Peterborough Regional College

Course description

If you enjoy being active, working outdoors and building things then this course could be for you. The practical approach will prepare you for a career in horticulture, working in jobs such as landscape construction, landscaping, gardening or estates maintenance.

Course content

You will learn about a wide range of landscaping related subjects such as: • Using and maintaining a range of machinery and tools • Setting levels and gradients • Setting out landscaping areas • Mixing mortar and concrete • Laying paving slabs, block paving/driveways • Constructing boundaries • Maintaining built features • Preparing ground for planting • Planting plants, shrubs and trees • Caring for plants, beds and borders • Growing and caring for lawns • Functional Maths and English skills • Employability, supervisory and team working skills

Entry requirements

You will need an Entry level qualification or equivalent, as well as the ability to follow instructions, work safely and interact with members of the public. You will also need to be practical and have a keen interest in working outdoors.


Your tutor will assess you by observing your practical skills during the sessions. Some oral questioning will also be used to support your progress. Your tutor will provide you with thorough feedback to develop your skills and knowledge to industry standards.

Future opportunities

The completion of this course (along with the achievement of maths and English) may enable you to progress to the next level of study. It also provides a solid foundation for students to progress in the horticultural industry.

Further information

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event, details will be provided upon application.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017
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