Full Time Horticulture BTEC National Award/Certificate Level 3

City College Brighton and Hove
In Brighton

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

The Horticulture industry is one of the largest areas of employment in the UK and the work it offers is creative, technical and demanding. There are 20 million gardens in the UK and billions of pounds are spent on them each year. Producing plants commercially to high standards using the latest techniques is the job of the horticulturist. A horticulturist plays a large and important role in.

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Government funding available

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Brighton
City College Brighton And Hove Stanmer Park Campus Stanmer Park, BN1 9QA, East Sussex, England
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Starts On request
Location
Brighton
City College Brighton And Hove Stanmer Park Campus Stanmer Park, BN1 9QA, East Sussex, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

You will normally need to have at least one of the following: 4 GCSEs grade C, a BTEC First Diploma an Intermediate GNVQ or appropriate practical work experience or skill level.

Course programme


Horticulture BTEC National Award/Certificate Level 3 (Sept '10)

This course information relates to courses starting in September 2010.

Course code: B0032

Course category: Full-time

End Qualification: BTEC National Certificate, BTEC National Diploma

Starting and ending month: September to June

Starting year: 2010

Course duration: 2 years

Formal assessment: Formal assessment required

Course location: Stanmer Park

Course aims:
The Horticulture industry is one of the largest areas of employment in the UK and the work it offers is creative, technical and demanding. There are 20 million gardens in the UK and billions of pounds are spent on them each year. Producing plants commercially to high standards using the latest techniques is the job of the horticulturist.
A horticulturist plays a large and important role in society we are told for instance that we should be eating five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables it is the horticulturist who supplies all this. You could also be caring for sports facilities or helping the multi-million pound tourism industry by maintaining one of the countrys world famous parks and gardens.
The course provides education and training for those wanting to work as horticultural technicians in a variety of technical work, e.g. nursery work, garden design, plant propagation, plant production, groundmandship, landscaping, organics, science and education.

Course content:
For the BTEC National Award (10/11) you will study:
  • Plant Establishment and Maintenance
  • Plant Propagation
  • Aboriculture Tree Identification, Planting and Care
  • Landscape Construction
  • Horticulture Skills and Plant Knowledge
  • Principles of Plant and Soil Science

If you successfully complete this qualification, you may wish to return the following year (11/12) and study for the BTEC National Certificate:
  • Decorative Horticulture
  • Turf Establishment and Maintenance
  • Organic Horticulture Commercial Crops
  • Garden Design and Graphics
  • Investigative Project in the Horticulture Sector
  • Horticulture Business Accounting and Management


Facilities for students:
Our Horticulture department is based in a specialist facility at Stanmer Park, with close links to the parks nurseries there. We have a wide range of equipment and facilities, including decorative areas, fruit and vegetable plots, lawns, glasshouses and laboratories. We have been very successful at the Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Show and exhibited for nine consecutive years, winning medals and being showcased on national television every time.

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Entry Requirements:
You will normally need to have at least one of the following:
4 GCSEs grade C, a BTEC First Diploma an Intermediate GNVQ or appropriate practical work experience or skill level.

Interview for entry: Interview required

Progression and links:
Successful completion of this course can lead onto other courses such as BTEC National Diploma, Kew Diploma or Wisely Diploma (or other Level 4 course).
Alternatively, you will have the skills and confidence to apply for a wide range of jobs within the Horticulture industry such as nursery work, garden design, plant propagation, plant production, groundmanship or organic farming.

Academic Centre:
CHOR - Horticulture

Costs of your Course:
There are five parts to the cost of your course:
  • Tuition Fees
  • College registration
  • Awarding Body registration
  • Resource Fee
  • Exam / Assessment Fees
Tuition fees

How much will the Tuition Fees cost?

Below are the fees for 09/10.

Home/EU students tuition fees (per year) : tbc

International tuition fees (per year) : tbc

Total for 19 and over : tbc
Total for under 19 : N/A
Total for international students : tbc


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