Horticulture - Level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills (for students aged 14-16) at Wakefield College
Horticulture level 1 is a programme that is an introduction into the practical and theoretical growing of a range of plants
Horticulturists work on plant propagation, planting, ground maintenance and crop production amongst other things.
Our Level 1 programme of study is designed to provide an introduction to Horticulture and future progression to Level 2 Diploma.
The course is very practical.
A range of practical horticulture units including:
Prepare for sowing or planting under supervision
Plant container grown subjects
Prepare soil and apply organic mulch
Water a bed, border or area of plants in containers
Cultivate land by single digging or forking
Determine soil pH with colour indicator test kit under supervision
Plant flower bulbs for naturalisation or bedding
Prepare and plant a hanging basket
Prepare and plant a container for display
Care for a planted area
Support Individual Stems
Support plants of wires, frames or trellis
Sow seed outdoors in drills by hand
Sow seed indoors in containers
Propagate by stem cutting
Pot up rooted cuttings, large seedlings or plugs by hand
Predicted GCSE grades 3-9 in 3 subjects
Minimum Entry Level 3 in English and Maths or equivalent
A good reference from Head of Year 10 or Headteacher
A genuine interest in horticulture and a commitment to the course
Theory assessment will be short-answer questions and there will be observed practical assessments.
Please contact the 14-16 Unit at Wakefield College for details: Tel - 01924 789742 or by email - 14-16UnitMailbox@wakefield.ac.uk.
If you require further information please contact:
School staff should contact the 14-16 Unit on 01924 789742.
How to apply
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