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Landscape Gardening/Horticulture - City and Guilds Diploma in Horticulture (Level 2) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This course is for people who have a keen interest in plants and gardening. With over 70 acres of land, we give students hands on experience in landscaping, estate maintenance, seeding and planting, propagation and maintaining summer and winter sports surfaces.
In the next few years over 11,000 jobs will be created in the horticulture field. Our courses ensure that learners will acquire the knowledge, understanding and technical skills that employers will need from those entering the sector in the coming years.

Course content

• Preparing ground for seeding or planting
• Propagation from stem cuttings
• Basic principles of soil and plant science
• Interior and exterior plant displays
• Estate maintenance
• Landscape and garden design
• Maintaining summer and winter sports surfaces
• Horticulture production techniques

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D or above to include English and Mathematics.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

The enxt step after completing this course is to progress to employment or an apprenticeship.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: LSCL2HCFM1


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      By Road: 
      The Middleton Campus is two miles from junction 20 on the M62. Take the A627(M) towards Oldham and leave at first junction and follow signs to Middleton.
      By Rail: 
      The Castleton rail station is 2 miles from the Middleton campus, and takes around ten minutes to reach by bus.
      By Bus: 
      The No. 17 bus service runs frequent between Rochdale and Manchester approximately every ten minutes and stops at the entrance to the Middleton Campus.