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Horticulture Level 2 Diploma at Berkshire College of Agriculture

Course description

Horticulture & Countryside have excellent resources which include:

  • Fantastic grounds and wider estate
  • Knowledgeable staff with practical industry experience
  • Links to various locations and businesses to provide project opportunities
  • Good industry links to aid successful employment
  • Fully operational Retail Glasshouse
  • Extensive landscaped grounds created and maintained by students
  • Use of industry standard machinery and equipment

Many of our courses also offer NPTC Certificates of Competency in aspects such as Basic Chainsaw operation, Crosscutting, Brushcutter, Knapsack Sprayer and more.

Course content

This course builds on the Level 1 Diploma. It will build up your knowledge and extend your practical skills, giving you access to a wide range of career options.

Your course covers all the basics that industry requires, from understanding how to establish and maintain planted areas, make use of the machinery common to the sector, identify the plants that you might come across and the opportunity to do all the seasonal practical tasks required of you in a varied and exciting workplace.

Entry requirements

D – E profile at GCSE level OR successful completion of a Level 1 qualification at ‘Merit’ level or higher.

Future opportunities

Progression to the Level 3 Diploma, depending on grades achieved and functional skills taken. You will also be well placed to find a job in the industry which requires ‘hands-on’ practical skills.

Further information

All full-time students, aged between 16-18, will study GCSE or Functional Skills in Maths and English, if they don’t already hold an A*- C level GCSE in the subject. This is an integral part of their vocational study programme at BCA. Students over 19 are also encouraged to refresh and accredit their skills alongside vocational study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Berkshire College of Agriculture directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2016

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