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Horticulture Level 1 at Shipley College

Course description

This is an excellent starting point if you are completely new to Horticulture.

You gain a good working knowledge by combining practical projects with some classroom based study.

Learn how to prepare soil, grow and care for plants, plant them out, maintain them and look after tools and machinery.

You spend up to two days gaining vital work experience.

In addition, learn skills which will help you with your studies and job prospects such as Personal & Social Development plus important Functional Skills qualifications in maths, English and ICT.

As part of the Foundation Learning offer, this course gives you an introduction to lots of other subject options as well as Horticulture.

Entry requirements

  • 2 GCSEs at grade E (2) or above in both English & maths.
  • We will do an assessment to find out which course level is right for you.
  • You need to have a positive attitude, be physically fit and have an enthusiasm for practical outdoor work.
  • You will be invited to a ‘taster’ session to find out more about the course.

Future opportunities

You can progress on to the Horticulture Level 2 Diploma or Horticulture Intermediate Apprenticeship or find employment within the area.

Further information

There are no tuition fees for most students. You will need a small amount of money for recommended textbooks or study materials. You will also be required to purchase stationary such as files, paper and pens. You will also need safety boots and warm clothes for working outdoors.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 February 2017
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