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Qualification name BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Horticulture
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 5th September 2022
Cost £4,425.00
Cost description Advanced Learner Loan, free for 16-18yrs.
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This qualification provides a route to employment in professional horticulture by developing essential horticultural skills and assessing knowledge of the principles underpinning horticultural practices and supports career developments for those already working in the profession. It also provides a foundation for further horticultural training. All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade 4/5 in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies. Those wishing to gain employment within the horticulture industry or undertake higher level studies. At Merrist Wood we have over thirty years experience in providing specialist training in landscape construction and amenity horticulture. Practical work is carried out in our dedicated landscape workshops and the extensive college grounds under the direction of skilled and experienced tutors from the industry.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

At least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (grade A*- C), including Maths, English and a Science, or a relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit or above. must be 19+ with at least 3 years' experience in the industry

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Professional working responsibilities, Plant and Soil Science, Identification, planting and care of plants, Routine plant management, Plant propagation activities, Estate skills, Contemporary issues in the land-based sectors, Tree and Shrub pruning and maintenance, Land-based Machinery operations, Participating in Horticultural tasks at events, Maintenance of sports and amenity turf, Landscape and Garden design, Linear and level surveying.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

A combination of practical and theory sessions based in the classroom, workshop or extensive college grounds.

Find out what material you will need.

You must be able to demonstrate your commitment to the course and should be aware that individual directed study will be necessary to complete the course. Visits are made to local gardens, work sites and nurseries.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

A combination of practical and theory sessions based in the classroom, workshop or extensive college grounds.

Foundation Degree , BSc, HND or work in the horticulture industry.

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Name Merrist Wood College
Address Worplesdon
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