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City & Guilds Entry Level 3 Award, Certificate, Diploma in Skills for Working Life - Horticulture 14-16 Programme

About the course

This is an entry level course for young people who are interested in working in the horticultural and gardening industry. It will provide students with the basic practical skills and knowledge they need to either gain employment or progress to further education/training. It will also help develop common, social and interpersonal skills and widen life experiences.

This course is very practical in its content with learners experiencing the wide range of opportunities within Walton Hall and Gardens grounds and glasshouses/conservatories. Some work will be carried out in the classroom in order to embed practical knowledge with theory elements.

Students will infill with full time groups to achieve this qualification.

Course modules

Award

Work Safely

Recognising Trees and Plants

Watering Plants

Certificate

Effective Communication

Recognising Parts of a Plant

Harvesting Crops

Controlling Weeds

Edging Areas

Repairing Footpaths

Diploma

Maintaining Areas of Habitat

Planting Trees

Constructing Composters

Making Basket Arrangements

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students need to be 14 or 15 and have an interest in horticulture and gardening.

Successful interview.

Learning and assessment

A combination of theory and practical learning; with assessment through a completed portfolio of work.

Progression

Year 10 students who progress well may move onto the Entry 3 Certificate/Diploma in Skills for Working Life – Horticulture for Year 11.

Related Further Education courses.

Special requirements

Costs that are mandatory for the course:

£1080 per annum (school cost)

Equipment/Clothing Requirements:

Sensible outdoor clothing, waterproof trousers and coat, steel toe capped boots/wellingtons, gloves.

Myerscough College Horticulture
Myerscough College Horticulture

Horticulture

Horticulture is a rapidly growing area of the economy thanks to a strong public interest in gardening, plants, sustainability and food security. According to the Royal Horticultural Society, the horticulture industry is the largest employer in the UK, supplying 18 million gardeners.

The number of garden centres continues to increase and the public demand for attractive horticultural landscapes remains strong. This means that plant growers, suppliers and managers are constantly looking for ways to improve their businesses.

Myerscough College Fellow - Christine Walkden
Myerscough College Fellow - Christine Walkden

Christine Walkden: Honorary Fellow

"My passion for gardening was nurtured at Myerscough College and I've been getting my hands dirty ever since." Celebrity plantswoman and horticulturalist Christine was awarded an honorary fellowship and regularly works with the College and our Horticultural department.