Pathways Level 1 Horticulture

Southport College
In Southport

Price on request
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Important information

Typology Course
Level Beginner
Location Southport
Duration 1 Year
  • Course
  • Beginner
  • Southport
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

To support the development of both personal and practical learner skills and knowledge within a vocational area that will be useful for employment within the horticulture sector. It also provides the opportunity to move into further learning and training.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Southport
Mornington Road, PR9 0TT, Merseyside, England
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Starts On request
Location
Southport
Mornington Road, PR9 0TT, Merseyside, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

Two GCSEs at Grade 'E' or equivalent. A satisfactory reference and a successful interview together with initial assessments in English, Maths and ICT to make sure the course is right for you.

Course programme

PATHWAYS - Level 1 Horticulture

Course Aims:
To support the development of both personal and practical learner skills and knowledge within a vocational area that will be useful for employment within the horticulture sector. It also provides the opportunity to move into further learning and training.

Course Content:
The course is made up of a number of individual units. Five units are linked to personal and social development that includes undertaking an Enterprise Project. This introduces aspects of planning, advertising and selling a product. It also provides opportunities to use and develop team working and customer service skills.

The other units include a variety of practical skills to introduce and develop horticultural skills and knowledge. The units include understanding Sowing and Growing Techniques, Plant Pruning, Planting Containers, Organic Horticulture, Cultivating Herbs, Compost and Soils.

Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT are also included at the appropriate individual level.

Progression:
Level two Horticulture, other level two programmes, progress into employment with training

Awarding Body:
National Open College Network (NOCN)

Exam:
Portfolio of evidence that is internally marked and externally verified

Qualification:
NOCN Diploma in Skills Towards Enabling Progression (Step-UP)

Level:
Level 1

Notes:

Boots and a coat will be required as parts of the course are based outdoors

Duration:
1 year over 3 or 4 days a week

Please Note:
Courses are offered subject to viability of group size as defined by Southport College. The information in this leaflet is accurate at the date of printing only. Please refer to Southport College for confirmation.


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