Qualification: Level 1 Practical horticultural skills tests
Equivalent to: Level 1
The course consists of a series of practical assessments of the various Horticultural Skills required to work in the Horticultural industries, these include soil preparation, Planting out container grown plants, growing plants from seed and from cuttings, garden design, designing and planting a container for display, planting out flowering bulbs, mowing lawns and many more subjects.
The assessments are all practical with the exception of Garden design which requires some drawing and measuring but full tuition and teaching will enable a competent garden design scale drawing will be achieved.
Students will learn some Botany and plant science as well as soil science and the identification of some plants.
This is an ideal course for students who enjoy working with their hands and in an outdoor environment.