Level 1 Qualification in Land-Based Studies - Horticulture


Hadlow Campus

Start Date


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.

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
• Propagation of Nursery Stock
• Maintenance of structures and surfaces
• Planting and establishing plants
• Landscaping within gardens
• 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.

Once completed students can progress onto a Level 2 qualification in Horticulture or gain employment in a range of industry careers. Typical employers include local authorities, nurseries, garden centres, publicly and privately owned gardens, commercial landscaping companies.

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

    Hadlow Campus

  • 1 Year

    Full time

  • free for 16-18 year olds

  • 19+ FEES


  • Awarding body

    City & Guilds of London Institute

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.