City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horticulture

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The horticulture sector is made up of many diverse industries delivering the science, art, technology and business of ‘growing plants’. The careers within horticulture are varied and range from crop production (fruit, vegetables, flowers, trees & shrubs and glasshouse crops), to landscaping, garden design and sports turf.

Course Information

This course is delivered at Temple Newsam Campus over 3 days per week.


Transport to Temple Newsam


There is a campus bus organised by the department, this departs at 8.40am
from Leeds Bus Station and picks learners up at 4.30pm. The bus is payable
onboard or termly, the cost is £5 per learner per week. Learners can book the
bus when they have enrolled on a course with us. For learners on bursary they
will be issued a free bus pass once their bursary application is
assessed.

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Who is this course for?

This course is for learners aged over 16, no previous knowledge or experience required just a passion and interest in plants.

Units / Modules

Modules are subject to change:

  • Health and safety in land based industries
  • Working in the horticulture industry
  • Plant naming, identification, selection and science
  • Preparation, maintenance and planting of plants
  • Care, maintenance and use of tools, equipment and machinery
  • Horticultural business practices
  • Commercial gardening and landscaping

Benefits / Skills

This course will give you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to enter employment or progress onto further education in the horticulture sector.

Assessment Types

  • Synoptic Assessment
  • Exam
  • Assignments

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE's at Grade 3 or above.

Career Progression

Learners can progress onto further education or employment.

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Course Details

Duration

1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

09/09/2024

Course Code

78895-01

Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

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Course Facts

Attendance

Delivered in the picturesque Temple Newsam estate

Extra Curriculum

Delivered by industry experts

School of Animal Care & Land Management
Leeds City College
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