Part Time Horticulture BTEC First Diploma

City College Brighton and Hove
In Brighton

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Important information

Typology BTEC
Location Brighton
Duration 1 Year
  • BTEC
  • Brighton
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

Do you have an interest in horticulture? A passion for plants? The Horticulture BTEC First Diploma covers basic knowledge and technical skills providing a foundation in general horticulture for professional gardeners, or those wanting to work in horticulture, or those wanting to progress onto other qualifications.

Important information

Government funding available

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
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

There is no formal Horticulture experience needed, but you must have any Level 1 (or above) qualification or you must achieve a Level 1 in Literacy in an assessment at interview.

Course programme


Horticulture BTEC First Diploma (Sept '09)

This course information relates to courses starting in September 2009.

Course code: B1138

Course category: Part-time

End Qualification: BTEC First Diploma

Starting and ending month: September to June

Starting year: 2009

Days of the week: Tuesday, Thursday

Course duration: 1 year

Time of day: All day

Formal assessment: Formal assessment required

Course location: Stanmer Park

Course aims:
Do you have an interest in horticulture? A passion for plants?
The Horticulture BTEC First Diploma covers basic knowledge and technical skills providing a foundation in general horticulture for professional gardeners, or those wanting to work in horticulture, or those wanting to progress onto other qualifications.

Course content:
On this course you will study:
Syllabus A:
  • Amenity and decorative horticulture
  • Propagating and rearing plants
  • Turf establishment and maintenance

Syllabus B:
  • The Horticulture industry and organisations
  • Work experience in horticulture
  • Practical land based skills


Tutors:
The Horticulture department is staffed with tutors who have lots of teaching and horticulture experience.

Assessment: Assignments, written assessments, and practical assessments.

Awarding Body: BTEC

Entry Requirements:
There is no formal Horticulture experience needed, but you must have any Level 1 (or above) qualification or you must achieve a Level 1 in Literacy in an assessment at interview.

Interview for entry: Interview required

Pre-entry preparation:
None.

Progression and links:
After successfully completing this course you can move onto the National Diploma or other level 3 or 4 qualifications.
Alternatively, you may wish to seek employment in the Horticulture industry.
Horticulture is one of the largest areas of employment in the UK and covers gardens, landscaping, commercial crop production, garden centres and nurseries.

Work experience opportunities:
You are expected to undertake some horticulture work experience in industry or in the College.

Qualification in Context and Future Opportunities: National Diploma or other level 3 or 4 qualifications.

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) : 620

International tuition fees (per year) : 3,960

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
Awarding Body 118.80
College Registration 26.00
Supplementary Resource Fee 25.00

Total for 19 and over : 789.00
Total with fee remission : 164.00
Total for international students : 4,122.80p


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