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Horticulture Level 1 at Reaseheath College

Course description

If you’re keen to find out more about gardening and plants, this course could be right for you.

You’ll gain a basic overview of what working in the horticultural industry involves and learn a range of gardening skills. A really ‘hands-on practical course; you’ll be trained in techniques including using gardening tools effectively and how to prepare the ground for planting flowers and vegetables.

You will gain:

  • Level 1 qualification in Horticulture
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Propagating plants
  • Seed sowing
  • Growing vegetables
  • Using mowing machines
  • Using tools
  • Health and Safety
  • Maintaining grass surfaces
  • John Muir Award
  • Work Experience
  • Personal development classes
  • Preparation for interview
  • Job applications and course applications
  • You will undertake a 2-3 week work placement
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • Some GCSEs at grades E/F
  • If you think your grades will be below E/F, we advise you to apply for the Entry Level Programme

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticulture

Career options

  • Assistant nursery worker
  • Assistant gardener
  • Assistant greenkeeper or groundsperson

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.