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Qualification name Certificate in Practical Horticulture
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation Royal Horticultural Society
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 5th September 2022
Cost £850.00
Cost description Tuition Fee and RHS Awarding Body registration fee
Attendance pattern Daytime

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

For those who want to learn the foundational skills for a career in horticulture - the care and use of plants for gardens and parks.

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

Some horticultural experience, preferably completion of RHS Level 1, or a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1.

View the key features of this course.

Studying this course, you will learn the foundational skills for a career in horticulture – the care and use of plants for gardens and parks. You will learn how to work safely in a horticulture workplace. You will learn to identify plants, how to ensure they grow and thrive outdoors, and the science that explains why a plant will do well or badly. You’ll learn the practical techniques that establish and maintain a garden, park or allotment Modules include health and safety, plant identification, establishment and maintenance of plants outdoors, and horticultural science.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

The course includes lectures and classroom-based work mixed with practical sessions, giving students' relevant practical experience and industry skills. Students' work is assessed and observed throughout with some paperwork completion required as submission of proof of learning.

Find out what material you will need.

Protective clothing/steel toe boots or shoes. Stationery.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Work is assessed and observed throughout the course with some paperwork completion required as submission of proof of learning.

Upon successful completion of this course students may progress to a Level 3 course which builds upon the level 2 skills, or into the horticultural and landscape industries at a trainee or apprentice level.

Career pathways include:-
Self Employed Gardener
Commercial Fruit and veg production
Hard Landscaping
Garden Centre work caring for and selling plants to the public
Plant Nursery work, propagating plants for the trade
Working for National Trust, Council Parks etc

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Name ASKHAM BRYAN COLLEGE
Address Askham Bryan
YORK
North Yorkshire
YO23 3FR
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Email enquiries@askham-bryan.ac.uk
Phone 01904 772277
Website http://www.askham-bryan.ac.uk

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