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Horticulture City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma at Guildford College

Course description

This course is designed for the practical student who wishes to gain a recognised qualification in preparation for employment in the Landscape or Horticultural industries.

Practical instruction is carried out by highly qualified tutors in the extensive ornamental grounds, plant nursery, woodlands and sports turf areas at the College, using both hand tools and modern machinery and equipment.

Merrist Wood has developed a considerable reputation for horticulture and for it’s award-winning gardens designed and built at RHS Flower Shows.

The diverse range of plants in the College’s 280 hectare estate, together with purpose-designed buildings, including lecture rooms, laboratories, library facilities and computer suites, all provide an ideal environment for horticulture students.

 

Course content

  • Establish and maintain plants outdoors,
  • Plant and soil science
  • Machinery operations
  • Maintain amenity turf
  • Construct garden walls
  • Construct and maintain garden fences
  • Construct landscape foundations and surfaces
  • Work experience at the College
  • Establish and maintain plants outdoors,
  • Plant and soil science
  • Machinery operations
  • Maintain amenity turf
  • Construct garden walls
  • Construct and maintain garden fences
  • Construct landscape foundations and surfaces
  • Work experience at the College

Entry requirements

2 - 4 GCSEs at grade D - E or equivalent, or a Level 1 qualification.

 

Assessment

The course will be assessed by written assignments, log books, plant identification tests and practical work.

Financial information

Course related costs:  £ 75 Advisory Costs:  £ 17

 

Future opportunities

You could progress on to Horticulture, Landscape or Sports turf Level 3 Diplomas or an Apprenticeship.

Further information

You will be expected to complete work experience on the College estate one day per week. In addition you will be set written assignments, you need to keep a diary of your work experience and write up a log book of your practical work at College and learn regular plant identification lists.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Guildford College directly.

Last updated date: 20 June 2016
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