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Land-Based Horticulture Diploma Level 1 at City of Bristol College

Course description

You will study a variety of units, mainly practical. To give you an idea of the type of things you will learn, take a look at the examples below. Through the course, you will improve your English and maths skills whilst also focusing on your personal development to progress to the next level.

Course content

- Working safely in horticulture
- Understanding soils
- Preparing ground for planting or sowing
- Planting trees, herbaceous and bedding plants
- Maintaining plants e.g. weeding, pruning and fertilising
- Propagate plants from seed and cuttings
- Planting bulbs and containers e.g. hanging baskets

Entry requirements

In order to join the course you must have:
- Strong interest in working with plants in the outdoors
- Enthusiasm for learning
- You will take an initial assessment in maths and English

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 February 2016
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    • South Bristol Skills Academy (SBSA) opened in 2010 as our flagship centre, serving the south of Bristol. Impressively big on the outside, inside you'll find a welcoming atmosphere and a flexible, open-plan learning environment.


      The award-winning eco-friendly building is home to a range of fantastic facilities including:

      • Study Centre  
      • Motor vehicle and construction workshops
      • Professional hair and beauty salon
      • Training kitchen and restaurant
      • Horticultural areas

      Students can borrow laptops from the Study Centre, enjoy the café facilities and make good use of the large open spaces available, with Wi-fi available throughout the building.