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Horticulture at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

This programme offers young people ages 16 – 25 the opportunity to develop personal and social skills as well as specific horticulture skills.  College based days will include maintaining the college garden and developing the skills of plant care and landscaping.  Young people will also have the chance to develop wood craft skills to maintain sheds, flower boarders and raised beds and enterprise skills for employability.

Other personal and social develop opportunities will include the opportunity to develop life skills that include undertaking a range of vocational tasters including working with Country Park Rangers, art, film, football, sport, music, media, cooking and drama.

Entry requirements

General interest in practical skills and working outside.  In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to financialsupport@camre.ac.uk

Future opportunities

This programme leads to a City & Guilds level 1 in Practical Horticulture. Young people will also get the chance to take a City & Guilds qualification in maths and English or a functional skills or GCSE depending on their ability and current qualifications on entry.

Young people who are confidence and ready will be able to undertake a work experience with one of the college partners or with carefully selected employers in the local community.

For more details contact:

Alison Goold – Head of Supported Learning
Gareth Davies – EHCP Reviewing Manager

Further information

We would encourage you to visit one of our Cambridge Regional College Open Days:

Cambridge: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Thursday 2nd May 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Cambridge: Thursday 13th June 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Saturday 15th June 9:30am-12:30pm

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via UCASprogress.com or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 March 2019
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Information and Advice Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01223 226315
    • Email address:
    • enquiry@camre.ac.uk

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