Course details

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Qualification name Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation City & Guilds of London Institute
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 5th September 2022
Cost description Free for 16-18. Otherwise for the latest fee information visit https://www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/courses
Attendance pattern Daytime

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

If you have a passion for practical outdoors lifestyles and love to learn about plants and how things grow, a Horticulture course could be for you. We focus on developing your skills and knowledge to gain employment in this expanding industry. You will learn about garden maintenance and design, plant propagation and sustainable horticulture.

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

A minimum of 5 GCSE subjects graded 9-2 or equivalent. Level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture

View the key features of this course.

Aimed to provide an exciting insight into this rewarding industry, students will study basic skills, health and safety and personal and social development. The horticulture skills will include tool maintenance, propagation, plant identification and garden maintenance.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Continuous practical and written assessment.

Successful completion could lead to a Level 2 in Land based studies Horticulture. Career Prospects include Head Gardener with salary earnings of up to 27-36k, Landscape Designer, Horticulture Manager, Groundwork Maintenance and Plant Production. Over 2,000 landscape gardeners are currently employed in the region.

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