Land-based Studies (Horticulture pathway)

City & Guilds Certificate , Level 1
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Did you know!

  • Delivered at the Idyllic Temple Newsam Estate
  • Assessed by course work and practical assessment only
  • This course can lead to study at level 2

Course Information


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.


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.

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

Course units/modules

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

Benefits and skills

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

Entry requirements

Two GCSEs at grade 2

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Progression may include a level 2 qualification or relevant employment.

Assessment types

Assessed by practical and theory assessments.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 78884-01

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

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