Level 1 Qualification in Land-Based Studies - Horticulture


Hadlow Campus

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This course has a high practical element and is delivered making use of the excellent Horticultural resources.

Students are able to access a range of additional learning support, based on need. A range of employability skills will be developed whilst on the course including practical skills, communication, and land-based specific knowledge, and development of ICT skills.

The course is well supported through the use of virtual learning resources. Students will also get the opportunity to carry out a work placement block week in Broadview gardens and Court lane.

On this one year course that encompasses various land-based subjects, students will study a range of units to develop specific skills and knowledge.

Students benefit from a wide range of links with commercial nurseries, research institutes, organic producers, public and privately owned gardens as well as exposure to the retail world through our onsite garden centre. The College is also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society; NCCPG and the Hardy Plant Society.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

The following are examples of some of the topics
students can expect to study within the course:

• Safe and effective working practices
• Develop performance in land-based industries
• Work experience and employability skills
• Transportation and maintenance of equipment and supplies
• Maintenance of structures and surfaces
• Planting and establishing plants
• Carry out tractor operations
• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

Assessment is through a range of styles including practical assessments, photographic and video evidence logs, workbooks and written assignments.

Steel toe capped waterproof boots, secateurs and appropriate outdoor all weather clothing.

    Hadlow Campus

  • 1 Year

    Full time

  • £1,575.00

Awarding body

City and Guilds Land Based Services (Formerly NPTC)

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at D-E / 3-2 Grade or equivalent (Entry level 3).

You should also have a keen interest in the subject and demonstrate a commitment to the curriculum area.