BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Land Based Studies (Horticulture Pathway)

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Develop your practical horticulture skills and your natural affinity for caring for and keeping plants healthy with this green-fingered course.

Making the most of the wide variety of both ecological and managed horticulture areas at Temple Newsam, you’ll develop your own personal progression plan, as well as learning how to prepare soil, grow plants, and understand key health and safety requirements.

Course Information

This one year full time course will allow learners to gain the skills and knowledge to work with a variety of plants. This qualification will be taught at Temple Newsam, a large country estate on the outskirts of Leeds. Within the estate there is a wide variety of ecological and managed horticulture areas to effectively develop learner skills. This is the perfect location to undertake any horticulture qualification.

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Who is this course for?

If you are in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take your next steps towards a career in horticulture then this course is for you. Studying in the idyllic Temple Newsam estate with the renowned Walled Garden with its glass house and 800 yard herbaceous borders as well as the Rhododendron Walk, there really is no better place to study Horticulture in the region.

Units / Modules

  • Developing a personal progression plan
  • Growing plants
  • Caring for and keeping plants healthy
  • Preparing soil for planting

Benefits / Skills

  • Develop your practical horticulture skills
  • Understand health and safety requirements working in this industry

Assessment Types

This course is assessed by course work and practical assessments.

Entry Requirements

Two GCSE’s at grade 2-3

Career Progression

Progression may include a level 2 qualification or relevant employment.

Course Details

Duration

1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

18/09/2023

Course Code

78089-01

Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

Delivered at the Idyllic Temple Newsam Estate

Attendance

Assessed by course work and practical assessment only

Extra Curriculum

This course can lead to study at level 2

School of Land & Animal Sciences
Leeds City College
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