An Introdution to the Horticulture industry

58951 Level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills

Wakefield College
In Wakefield

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Important information

Typology Vocational qualification Level 1
Location Wakefield
Duration 1 Year
Start September
  • Vocational qualification Level 1
  • Wakefield
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:

Horticulture level 1 is a programme that is an introduction into the practical and theoretical growing of a range of plants Horticulturists work on plant propagation and cultivation crop production amongst other things. Our Level 1 programme of study is designed to provide an introduction to Horticulture and future progression to Level 2 Diploma. All practical activities involve cultivating and maintaining college grounds at the City Campus where students will also study theory subjects.


Where and when

Starts Location
Margaret Street, WF1 2DH, West Yorkshire, England
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Starts September
Margaret Street, WF1 2DH, West Yorkshire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

To gain an introduction into the Horticulture industry.

· Requirements

3 GCSEs at A*-G (or new grade 9-1) or Entry level qualification with English and Maths at Entry Level 3.

· Qualification

Level 1 Diploma

· What marks this course apart?

It combines practical activities and study theory.

· What happens after requesting information?

The appropriate course information and an application form will be sent out to you shortly, or you will be contacted by email.


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Reviews on this course

Brad Chalkley
4.5 14/11/2016
What I would highlight: All of this year we’ve been building a pond, as well as making a path and digging out roots so we can plant bulbs. It’s interesting to learn about the different jobs that need to be done. I’ve really enjoyed my course, I picked it because it’s mostly practical. After I finish College I hope to get a job in Horticulture.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

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5.0 21/08/2016
What I would highlight: I chose to study Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) at Wakefield College because of the opportunities that are available during and after the course which prepares you for a better future. I have particularly enjoyed learning about sports psychology because I got to find out the important of being mentally prepared when performing and I enjoyed that the teachers threats us like adults and they offered excellent support and advice when you need it. My highlights at Wakefield College are when we visited Italy as part of our course were we did a lot of fun and exciting activities like white water rafting, up-sailing etc. I also volunteered as a Football Activator which was very beneficial for me because I enhanced my communication skills, team working skills and more. On top of that I got the FA level 1 football coaching badge for free and we visited Wembley stadium for training. Over my time a Wakefield college I have made new friends and met people that will help me with my employment in the future. Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed being a student at this college and I have got to see myself develop because Wakefield College has been a springboard to push me towards my aspirations.
What could be improved: Nothing bad I can recall.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

57886 Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies

Lauren Williams
4.5 12/12/2015
What I would highlight: I started doing beauty therapy in 2015, not knowing anything about it. I have gained a level 2 diploma and I intend on progressing on to doing a level 3 in beauty therapy course. Hopefully in the future with the skills I have learnt from the tutors and staff at this college I will be able to work in a salon to gain experience and eventually work for myself. I am also looking to work on cruise ships and with the qualifications I gain from these courses I am able to do so. On this course we were able to get one to one training in certain areas such as waxing, make up and dermalogica training. I really enjoy this course as we have learnt to do a lot of different treatments. The college staff are very helpful and caring and pushed me to succeed with my course. If you're looking to succeed and work hard I would suggest Wakefield College is the place for you.
What could be improved: N/A.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

58312 Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Hospitality (QCF)

Katie Mayes
5.0 05/09/2013
What I would highlight: I’ve spent the last 3 years studying Hospitality and Catering and I have to admit it has been fantastic! I chose to study Level 3 Hospitality and Catering at Wakefield College because of the opportunities that they offer and how prepared it gets you for life after your course. The three years that I have spent at Wakefield College have been amazing. I’ve met so many new friends and some of the kindest tutors, this has given me so much confidence in myself, which has had an impact on work outside. Catering at Wakefield College allows students to take part in the college’s restaurant sector where everyone gets experience of working in a busy kitchen and a busy restaurant service.
What could be improved: Nothing bad.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

57897 A Level English Language

Katharine Waller
5.0 06/07/2016
What I would highlight: I am a first year A Level student and am currently studying 4 AS subjects, English Language, English Literature, History and Psychology. All of my courses are amazing. There are skills that are built upon in all of them, such as essay writing and analysis and so they all complement each other, but at the same time they are all different enough that it isn’t repetitive. I find all the subject matter really interesting and engaging, and the tutors are so helpful. If you don’t understand something or you miss a lesson they will help you go through the lesson if there are bits you don’t understand.
What could be improved: Nothing bad.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Plant propagation

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Course programme

What you will Study
A range of practical horticulture units including: Prepare for sowing or planting under supervision Plant container grown subjects Prepare soil and apply organic mulch Water a bed, border or area of plants in containers Cultivate land by single digging or forking Determine soil pH with colour indicator test kit under supervision Plant flower bulbs for naturalisation or bedding Prepare and plant a hanging basket Prepare and plant a container for display Care for a planted area Support Individual Stems Support plants of wires, frames or trellis Sow seed outdoors in drills by hand Sow seed indoors in containers Propagate by stem cutting Pot up rooted cuttings, large seedlings or plugs by hand Identify trees and shrubs Identify weeds
How you will Learn
You will learn by building up skills, professional techniques and knowledge by working in a realistic horticulture environment that includes greenhouses, growing grounds, planting containers and lawns. Class based lessons will give you a full understanding of the theory of horticulture and expand your knowledge for assessments. During the course of the academic year, you will be involved in relevant visits.
Course Structure
Classroom: 20%; Practical: 80%
How you will be Assessed
Theory assessment will be short-answer questions and there will be observed practical assessments.

Additional information

Fee Information
Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students. Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost. Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304
Further Study
Progression to the Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills
Career Opportunities
You will gain the skills and knowledge to work in the horticultural industry as a plant care assistant at a nursery or garden centre or work as part of a professional gardening team.

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