Part Time Horticulture BTEC First Certificate

City College Brighton and Hove
In Brighton

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Typology BTEC
Location At 2 venues
Duration 36 Weeks
Description

Do you have an interest in horticulture? A passion for plants? The First Certificate in Horticulture covers basic knowledge and technical skills, providing a good foundation in general horticulture for the keen gardener, or those wanting to work in horticulture. By the end of the course you will have developed skills and confidence in decorative horticulture, propagating and rearing plants.

Important information

Government funding available

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
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Brighton
City Business Skills City College Brighton And Hove Pelham Street, BN1 4FA, East Sussex, England
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Brighton
City College Brighton And Hove Stanmer Park Campus Stanmer Park, BN1 9QA, East Sussex, England
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Location
Brighton
City Business Skills City College Brighton And Hove Pelham Street, BN1 4FA, 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

No previous experience of Horticulture is needed. Students must have any Level 1 (or above) qualification or must achieve a level 1 in literacy in an assessment at the interview.

Course programme


Horticulture BTEC First Certificate (Sept '09)

This course information relates to courses starting in September 2009.

Course code: B1136A (Monday), B1136B (Tuesday), B1136C (Thursday), B1136D (Monday Evening).

Course category: Part-time

End Qualification: BTEC First Diploma

Starting and ending month: September to June

Starting year: 2009

Days of the week: Flexible

Course duration: 36 weeks

Time of day: Flexible

Formal assessment: Formal assessment required

Course location: Stanmer Park, Pelham Campus

Course aims:
Do you have an interest in horticulture? A passion for plants?
The First Certificate in Horticulture covers basic knowledge and technical skills, providing a good foundation in general horticulture for the keen gardener, or those wanting to work in horticulture.
By the end of the course you will have developed skills and confidence in decorative horticulture, propagating and rearing plants, general gardening knowledge, and turf management.
This course is an excellent starting point for someone who wants to progress to other qualifications such as the RHS Level 2 or similar.

Course content:
On this course you will study:
Syllabus A (Monday, Tues):
  • Amenity and decorative horticulture
  • Propagating and rearing plants
  • Turf establishment

Syllabus A is based around general gardening skills and knowledge.
Syllabus B (Thursdays):
  • The Horticulture industry and organisations
  • Work experience
  • Practical land based skills

Syllabus B has a more vocational bias.
Note: It is possible to do both Syllabus A and Syllabus B i.e. two days per week and obtain the BTEC First Diploma.

Tutors:
The tutors have a great deal of horticulture industry and teaching experience.

Assessment: Assessment is by:
  • Written assessment
  • Practical assessment


Awarding Body: BTEC

Entry Requirements:
No previous experience of Horticulture is needed.
Students must have any Level 1 (or above) qualification or must achieve a level 1 in literacy in an assessment at the interview.

Interview for entry: Interview required

Pre-entry preparation:
None.

Progression and links:
After successfully completing this course you may wish to progress onto the RHS Level 2 (particularly recommended for syllabus A), National Diploma or other level 3 courses.
Or you may wish to move into employment in Horticulture. Horticulture is one of the largest areas of employment in the UK it covers gardens, landscaping, commercial crop production, garden centres and nurseries.

Academic Centre:
Centre for Visual and Performing Arts

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) : 310

International tuition fees (per year) : 2,002

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2009 you do not have to pay Tuition Fees, the College Registration, Awarding Body Registration or Exam/Assessment Fees. However, you will have to pay any Resource Fees. Under 19s entering Higher Education will have to pay full costs.
Once you know your tuition fee, please look at the 'Additional Costs'. This will tell you all the extra costs you will have to pay in order to begin or complete your course.
Additional costsPayment dueTotal
Exam Fees 70.00
College Registration 25.00
Supplementary Resource Fee 25.00

Total for 19 and over : 431.00
Total with fee remission : 121.00
Total for international students : 2,123


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