This course consists of a range of practical and written assessments and a number of work logs. Examples of practical assessments are tree planting, building walls and fences, laying concrete, growing plants from a range of cuttings and driving machinery. Examples of written assessments are drawing designs for gardens and essays on why we use Latin in plant naming and work logs on work experience.
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, worked as grounds people for sporting venues, are working for local councils in parks and gardens, or are working in a commercial nursery or garden centre. This qualification will allow you to progress onto our higher education here at Hadlow, whether that is a garden design or commercial horticulture degree.
• 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.