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.

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.

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.