Course Details

This course will provide you with the practical skills for the following aspects of gardening; soil testing, plant propagation, ground preparation, planting and sowing, pruning and plant care and growing vegetables. You will aslo learn to identify a broad range of garden plants, weeds pests and diseases. The majority of the course is practically based with only a relatively small poprtion of classroom work. There is a high demand for this course, and we will be offering delivery Friday morning and Friday afternoon in the academic year of 19/20. The Friday morning course is now full, but there are still places available on the Friday afternoon. If demand is enough, there is the possibility of offering another course on Thursday morning. Please contact Jean Farmer on 01243 786 321 (1183) for further information.

Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications are require, just an enthusiasm for learning and the capability to do practical gardening tasks.

Career options

RHS level 3, further education or employment

Practical Horticulture Level 2 Certificate

Five highlights

  • 1 The opportunity to learn the "RHS way" to perform horticulture
  • 2 The chance to develop new applicable skills
  • 3 A great way to get ideas from like-minded people
  • 4 Excellent realistic working environments
  • 5 The colleges great reputation for horticulture

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • 11.09.2020
  • Certificate in Practical Horticulture (QCF)


Your course will cost

We don't currently have information on the fees for your course. Please contact us for more information.
Are you under 19 on the 31st August this year?
Are you in receipt of JSA or ESA Work Related Activity Group, or are you in receipt of a State Benefit and currently unemployed and seeking employment?
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Course code Location Course length Start date
HOR131BD1A Brinsbury Campus 1 Year 11.09.2020
HOR131BD1B Brinsbury Campus 1 Year 11.09.2020
HOR131BD1C Brinsbury Campus 1 Year 17.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

Soil testing (1 credit) Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques (2 credits) Practical skills in ground preparation for seeding and planting (2 credits) Practical skills in establishing seeds and plants in soil (2 credits) Care and pruning of plants (3 credits) Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders and beneficial organisms (3 credits).

How will I be taught?

Theory will be taught in classrooms and practicals (which form the bulk of the course) in the glasshouses, potting shed and grounds.

How will I be assessed?

There are no exams, but practical assessments of each unit are regularly made.

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