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Conservation and Horticulture at Grimsby Institute

Course description

Studying for a career in Conservation & Horticulture at the Grimsby Institute will give you a hands-on experience of the array of careers available to you and is a great choice for someone who enjoys working outdoors.

Today the Horticulture industry hosts a surprising number of career opportunities for the green-fingered student, ranging from working in garden centres, to plant production and floristry and even owning your own business.

The conservation aspect of your training you might even get chance to take part in one of the community projects that give our learners hand-on experience, working on real life situations and solving problems to turn unused land into places of natural beauty.

Sustainability and conservation are important agendas for our society so set your course to Horticulture and join a workforce ready to meet the needs of our community.

This course will take place at the Lincolnshire Rural Activities Centre in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Course content

Areas of study on this course will include

  • habitat management
  • countryside law
  • ecological surveying
  • countryside access
  • sustainability
  • livestock use in conservation
  • countryside skills such as dry-stone walling,hedge laying, tree planting, coppicing, pruning and fencing, management of different natural environments.

Practical work experience will allow theory to be put into practice and enhance future prospects.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual's previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process.

The following list offers a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.

Entry Level 3 Programmes

No formal entry qualifications but subject to approval from the Foundation Learning Assessment Team.
 

Level 1 Programmes

GCSEs grade E to G or equivalent, including Foundation Awards and Entry Level Certificates.
 

Level 2 Programmes

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 1 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at Level 1.
 

Level 3 Programmes

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 2 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at level 2.

Future opportunities

Anyone wanting to continue their training with a Higher Education qualification could study for a degree in Horticulture or Environmental Conservation at a specialist HE provider.

We work closely with a number of local employers from sole-traders through to council run operations and we provide training to employees at North East Lincolnshire Council Parks, Gardens and Green Spaces Department.

These direct links with the industry mean we are able to provide our learners with invaluable information, advice and guidance to help them on their path to career success and future job opportunities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grimsby Institute directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016

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