Horticulture (Level 2 Technical Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Horticulture (Level 2 Technical Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Subject Area: Horticulture & Floristry Suffolk Rural (Otley)

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 153021
  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs Grade 3-1 (D-G) or above, to include English and maths at 3 (D); or

    Level 1 qualification at Merit/Distinction (including English and maths at 3 (D) or above).

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus.

    This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horticulture is for you if you are 16-19 and looking to start a career within the horticultural sector. Horticulture is made up of many diverse industries delivering the science, art, technology, and business of growing plants.

    You will learn about Health and safety in land-based industries; working in the horticulture industry; plant naming, identification, selection and science; establishment and maintenance of plants; care, maintenance and use of tools and machinery and business skills. In addition, you will also study commercial gardening and landscaping.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

    You will have the opportunity to acquire practical experience at the college's horticulture unit as well as gain valuable industry experience with a range of guest speakers and educational visits. In addition, you will have the opportunity to be involved in horticulture projects at the campus and at local shows.

    You will be required to gain a relevant work placement in order to complete the mandatory 150 hours of work experience as part of your qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    • Plant and Turf Maintenance
    • Hard Landscape Construction
    • Basic Garden Planning
    • Machinery Operations
    • Practical Projects
    • Health & Safety

    Next Steps

    This course will prepare you for training in range of jobs within the horticulture industry, such as: work in nurseries, or landscape businesses, work in grounds keeping and parks. Or, you can use this qualification to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Horticulture.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.