Full Time BTEC First Diploma in Horticulture

Craven College
In Skipton

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Typology BTEC
Location Skipton
  • BTEC
  • Skipton
Description

This course is a great starting point for anyone who is interested in gardening or its many offshoot industries. You will enjoy a good balance between practical and theory study sessions, and get industry experience on a weekly work placement. The course covers both plant production (commercial horticulture) and the creation and maintenance of gardens and landscapes (amenity horticulture).

Important information

Government funding available

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Skipton
Auction Mart, BD23 1UX, North Yorkshire, England
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Starts On request
Location
Skipton
Auction Mart, BD23 1UX, North Yorkshire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

A commitment to and an interest in horticulture GCSE at grades D-G Interview

Course programme


BTEC First Diploma in Horticulture
Level Two | The Centre for Rural and Equine Studies | Full-Time

Course Description
This course is a great starting point for anyone who is interested in gardening or its many offshoot industries. You will enjoy a good balance between practical and theory study sessions, and get industry experience on a weekly work placement. The course covers both plant production (commercial horticulture) and the creation and maintenance of gardens and landscapes (amenity horticulture). In addition to your course quali�cation, you will have an opportunity to obtain additional quali�cations and Key Skills in Application of Number, Communication or ICT at levels to suit your own abilities. Facilities include glasshouses and polytunnels with a teaching garden area where plants are grown both for commercial sales and for educational purposes. Teaching takes place both within college grounds and the horticulture unit as well as making use of off-site resources and projects. The Horticulture Department actively participates in shows and competitions, recently winning the northern heat of the UK Skills competition and a Gold Medal at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. The department has strong links with a range of horticultural businesses and organisations including Skipton Britain in Bloom, RHS Garden Harlow Carr and Bulldog Tools.

Course Content
  • Amenity and Decorative Horticulture
  • Estate Skills
  • Horticulture Machinery
  • Industry and Organisations
  • Industry Experience
  • Landscape Construction
  • Key Skills in Communication, ICT and Application of Number


Career Progression
Further Education e.g. National Diploma in Horticulture
Employment in garden centres, parks, nurseries, landscape gardening, self-employment

Is this course available as evening study? No

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