This qualification enables you to gain the core skills and knowledge required for working in horticulture.
Sound practical skills are really important when looking to gain employment in horticulture.
You will learn how to work safely and prepare and operate a range of equipment and machinery.
You will study the fundamentals of plant identification, plant health and protection, controlling pests, diseases, disorders and weeds. You could also study topics such as how to construct landscape features, horticultural production techniques or maintaining turf.
Safe working practices
Identification, selection and planting of plants
Plant health and protection
Advanced horticultural science
Plant propagation activities
Landscape and garden design
Construct and maintain decorative landscape features
Computer aided design in horticulture
Horticultural production techniques
English and Maths, as required.
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or equivalent, including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma. One satisfactory reference is also needed.