Horticulture - Level 1
This is an introductory level course, ideal for those with little prior horticultural and gardening experience, or for students progressing from the Schools Academy programme. This course provides students with: • the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working outdoors in historic gardens, the College’s grounds and glasshouse and on community projects. • the opportunity to study the basics of horticulture and gardening, whilst also gaining valuable work experience. • the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in the following areas of horticulture/gardening: Operating Horticultural Machinery, Growing and Maintaining Plants, Maintenance of Grassed Areas, Paths and Fences. Individual units include: Maintain Safe and Effective Working Practices; Assist with Planting and Establishing Plants; Assist with Maintaining Plants; Assist with the Maintenance of Grass Surfaces; Assist with the Maintenance of Equipment; Assist with Maintaining Structures and Surfaces; Work Experience and Core Skills. In addition, students work on community planting projects and participate in a student enterprise project growing their own plants for the College’s annual plant sale.
SVQ Level 1 Horticulture at SCQF Level 4
Full-time 36 week course 3 days per week in College 1 day per week on placement
Newtown St Boswells Campus
Demonstrate an ability to study at SCQF Level 4 and above.
Successful students may progress to SVQ Level 2 Horticulture.