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Skills for Working Life - Land and Plants Entry Level 3 at St Helens College

Course description

This course provides a basic understanding of recognising various types of plants, how to care for them, how to handle horticulture tools and also how to maintain fences.

Course content

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Recognising plants and parts of plants
  • Caring for horticulture tools
  • Inserting plant material
  • Peparing and planting an area
  • Controlling weeds
  • Filling plant containers
  • Maintaining a fence
  • Constructing a composter and shredding waste vegetation
  • Working safely and identifying hazards
  • Planning and making a journey using public transport
  • Managing your own money
  • Working towards your own goals

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.


Assessments are carried out in such a way that you are allowed to work at your own pace. There are no written exams at the end of the course as it is all practical based.

Financial information

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2016), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. 

Future opportunities

Once you have completed this course, you could progress onto the next level of study with us or you may choose to do a traineeship or an apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

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