Full Time NPTC Foundation Horticulture

Craven College
In Skipton

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Important information

Typology Vocational qualification
Location Skipton
Duration 2 Years
  • Vocational qualification
  • Skipton
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

This is a practical course for people with little or no experience in horticulture or who need to improve their confidence or their reading and writing skills before moving on to another course. This full-time, two year course allows you to gain a basic introductory grounding in horticulture for students who have yet to achieve a Level 1 qualification. You are expected to arrange and undertake.

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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

No formal entry requirements: An interest in horticulture Physically fit to participate in all activities Interview

Course programme


NPTC Foundation Horticulture
Level Entry 2 or Level Entry 3 | The Centre for Rural and Equine Studies | Full-Time

Course Description
This is a practical course for people with little or no experience in horticulture or who need to improve their confidence or their reading and writing skills before moving on to another course. This full-time, two year course allows you to gain a basic introductory grounding in horticulture for students who have yet to achieve a Level 1 qualification. You are expected to arrange and undertake a weekly placement to develop industrial awareness and progression opportunities. You will need a pair of steel toe capped boots and warm, casual clothes suitable for gardening in. During the course you will develop the skills required to assist with a range of horticultural and gardening operations. The qualification can be achieved at Entry 2 or Entry 3. Alternatively you may progress from one level to another over a three year period.

Course Content
  • Basic Gardening Skills
  • Building Hard Landscape, e.g. ponds, patios
  • Flower and Vegetable Cultivation
  • Growing and Looking after Plants
  • Looking after Turf
  • Plant Propagation
  • Preparing for Work
  • Soil Care
  • Work experience placement

Key Skills in Communication, ICT and Application of Number or Skills for Life in Literacy and Numeracy depending on your needs.

Career Progression
BTEC First Certiïficate/Diploma in Horticulture

Is this course available as evening study? No

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