This programme is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to gain practical work experience while working towards a recognised qualification.
Ramsgate Road, CT10 1PN
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About this course
This programme is designed for those with no formal qualifications or those who have already achieved NPTC award in Skills for Working Life. A satisfactory school or College report is required and your suitability for the course is to be demonstrated at interview.
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Course Overview This programme is designed to meet the needs of
students who wish to gain practical work experience while working towards
a recognised qualification.
Course Structure The
programme is delivered over one year with attendance at College and will
also include work experience at a local horticulture business or garden
Qualification Aims City & Guilds/NPTC
Certificate in Practical Horticulture Skills
Students will be observed and assessed on practical work
undertaken while on placement at the potting shed & at college to ensure
that they are competent within the workplace. A portfolio must be compiled
and students are expected to gain evidence for their portfolios from a
variety of sources. Students will also be expected to take
qualifications in Literacy, Numeracy, ICT, First Aid and Personal
Development which are achieved by portfolio completion and or formal
Cost / Equipment
£102.50 Registration/certification (registrations and certification is
free for students under 19 years)
Students will need to provide suitable protective footwear and waterproof
clothing for the practical. It is essential that all candidates have a
current Tetanus inoculation for health and safety requirements and it is
recommended that you check with your GP whether you require Hepatitis B
inoculation. In addition all students will need to provide suitable
stationery resources for all theory lessons.