Foundation Degree (FdSc) Horticulture (Landscape Construction)

Writtle College
In Chelmsford

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Typology Foundation degree
Location Chelmsford
Duration 3 Years
  • Foundation degree
  • Chelmsford
  • Duration:
    3 Years
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Starts Location
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Chelmsford
Lordships Road, CM1 3RR, Essex, England
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Starts On request
Location
Chelmsford
Lordships Road, CM1 3RR, Essex, England
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Course programme

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Horticulture (Landscape Construction)

UCAS Code
K300

Duration&Mode
2 Years full time or 3 years with Industrial Placement, option to study part time.

Typical Offer:
UCAS Tariff Points

60 UCAS tariff points. A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills

BTEC National Diploma
PPP

OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
P3

British Association of Landscapes Industries

Course Aims This course aims to provide the practical and professional training necessary for students seeking employment in contracting and landscape construction.

Course Content The landscape industry is very diverse with excellent job prospects, especially in landscape contract supervision. Through out the course students will be introduced to site specific practical and industry specific skills which are underpinned by appropriate academic theory. The course includes the skills necessary to construct hard and soft landscape features in a garden and small scale landscape setting.

Writtle maintains links through the British Association of Landscapes Industries (BALI) and has built up a very good reputation amongst employers.

Special Features The course is particularly suited for students who aspire to running their own landscape business and has a strong business focus with visits to landscape maintenance and construction companies and industry speakers. This course has strong practical 'hands-on' landscape skills modules. Small groups implement a garden project from commencement to completion in the second year.

Work experience is an important element on the Foundation Degrees, students are encouraged to undertake a suitable 12 month industrial placement between years 1&2 where guidance and support will be given in helping to secure a placement. Although the 'sandwich year' isn't compulsory many students have found them to be invaluable experiences with the added bonus of making them very employable after graduation.

Career Prospects Career opportunities exist in landscape contract management, landscape small business (self-employment), the landscape supplies industry, landscape management, interior landscape industry and in landscape supervisory positions.

What Next? The opportunity exists to progress to the BSc (Hons) Green Space Management or the BSc (Hons) Horticulture.
  • Horticulture Resources
  • Centre of Excellence for Horticulture

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