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Practical Horticulture City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma at East Surrey College

Course description

The Diploma in practical horticulture skills delivers the basic gardening skills needed for a first job in the horticultural industry - perhaps working as a gardener or maintaining a park. It will deliver a formal qualification through hands on skills training.

Course content

Some of the areas that you will explore include:-

  • Growing Flowers and vegetables from seed and potting on.
  • Caring for a garden and grounds.
  • Caring for a greenhouse.
  • Prepare soil and apply an organic mulch.
  • Water a bed, border or area of plants in containers.
  • Healthy Living.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE'S grades A*-E that includes English & Maths.

Financial information

Financial help is available, contact Client Services on 01737 788444 for more details.

Future opportunities

Further Study:-

  • Horticultre Level 2

Job/career opportunities:-

  • Start a career in Gardening or Park Maintenance


Further information

You may need to purchase your own tools and overalls.

There may be a cost for trips.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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