Horticulture

City & Guilds Technical Certificate , Level 2
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What Our Students Say

“Before I came to Leeds City College, I was in school, I was in such a bad way at school, skiving lessons all the time, teachers always on my case, getting kicked out numerous times almost. So I applied for here just hoping to get on a course, I got accepted – it was entry Level 3. Dave was my tutor and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better as a tutor, because he just helped me. He helped me with every regard, with Maths and English, workshop work, the theory side of the workshop work – telling me how everything is and showing me what’s what.”

Harrison

I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.

Dan

I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.

Dan

Did you know!

  • Delivered in the picturesque Temple Newsam estate
  • Delivered by industry experts

Course Information

Introduction

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.

Overview

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.

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.

Course 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 and skills

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

Entry requirements

4 GCSE's at Grade 3 or above.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Learners can progress onto further education or employment.

Assessment types

  • Synoptic Assessment
  • Exam
  • Assignments

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 78895-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

Employment Statistics

  • Managers and proprietors in agriculture and horticulture

    Average Salary
    £32,760
  • Fishing and other elementary agriculture occupations n.e.c.

    Average Salary
    £20,800

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