This course consists of a range of practical and written assessments, examples include tree planting, building walls and fences, laying concrete, growing plants from a range of cuttings and driving machinery. Written assessments include garden drawing designs and essays on understanding plant and disease management in protected structures. There are also externally marked exams for plant and soil science and working in the land-based sector.
On completion of this qualification you will have the knowledge and skills to enter a highly sort after industry. Former students have set up their own garden maintenance companies, work in the sports turf industry, local council parks and gardens and commercial nurseries or garden centres. This qualification will allow you to progress onto horticultural higher education here at Hadlow.
• Protective foot wear
• Appropriate clothing
Students who wish to pursue a career in the horticultural sector at supervisor or management level.
Students will gain experience working in a brand new glasshouse with hydroponics and LED lighting systems.
Intensive food production skills will be gained from the vertical food production farm.
Essential skills for designing, building and maintaining gardens will be gained.
Students who have experience in their own gardens, work experience on nurseries / gardens and or a strong interest in the sector.