Wakefield College

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:
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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, planting, ground maintenance and 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. There will also be opportunities to work on external projects.

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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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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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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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