Full Time BTEC National Diploma in Horticulture (including Arboriculture)

Craven College
In Skipton

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Important information

Typology BTEC
Location Skipton
Duration 2 Years
  • BTEC
  • Skipton
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

This course is for those who have already successfully completed the First Diploma in Horticulture or have four GCSEs at grade C or above. This two year course incorporates a work placement unit and you will attend lectures and practical workshops at college.

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

An interest in and enthusiasm for horticulture, plus an interview and one of the following: Four GCSEs at grades A-C Intermediate Level GNVQ BTEC First Diploma in Horticulture

Course programme


BTEC National Diploma in Horticulture (including Arboriculture)
Level Three | Awarding Body: Edexcel | The Centre for Rural and Equine Studies | Full-Time

Course Description
This course is for those who have already successfully completed the First Diploma in Horticulture or have four GCSEs at grade C or above. This two year course incorporates a work placement unit and you will attend lectures and practical workshops at college. During the course you will be asked to choose from a range of units giving you an opportunity to develop a specialism in general horticulture, arboriculture (tree surgery) or garden design. 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
  • Arboriculture
  • Business Management
  • Decorative Horticulture
  • Design Principles
  • Hard Landscape and others
  • Horticultural Skills
  • Plant Use and Knowledge
  • Specialist Project Study


Career Progression
Higher Education, Foundation Degree in Garden Design at Craven College
Employment in garden centres, parks, nurseries, landscape gardening, self-employment

Is this course available as evening study? No

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