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Ornamental Horticulture & Landscaping (T Level)

Ornamental Horticulture & Landscaping (T Level).


Ornamental Horticulture & Landscaping (T Level)

When studying a T Level you will spend 80% of your time at college with specialist tutors in theory sessions and practical sessions in our walled garden, and 20% on a high quality placement with an employer.

This study programme includes a broad range of units to enable you to develop the knowledge and technical skills required to work in horticulture and landscape industries.

Areas of study include plant and soil science, plant management, plant propagation and landscaping skills.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths.

T Level courses are for 16-19 year olds who have completed their GCSEs.

What qualification will I gain?

City and Guilds T Level in Ornamental and environmental horticulture and landscaping

How will I be assessed? 

This course will be assessed by exam and synoptic assessment. In the second year there will be a work-based project.

Industry placement 

9 weeks minimum work placement

Course content

The course consists of core knowledge and understanding in: establishing ornamental and environmental horticultural areas, plant identification and classification, plant growth and development, soils, plant health, business management, communication and health and safety.

Specialist topics will involve exploring types of ornamental and environmental horticultural areas, types of landscaping features and you will learn how to plan, grow and manage horticultural plant species as well as develop skills in landscape management.

Unit content will include:

  • Sustainable horticultural practice
  • Codes of practice and legislation
  • Land scape design
  • Plant husbandry
  • Tools and machinery operations
  • Business management
  • Environmental protection and legislation
  • Vegetation management
  • Turf maintenance

Next steps

Course progression:

On completion of this study programme you could progress on to a Foundation Degree at university, or find employment in the horticultural sector.

Career progression:

Horticulture is a diverse sector and includes nursery work, garden maintenance, landscaping, garden design, plant production, sports turf and groundsmanship and plant research and education

Additional information

To study this course you will be required to have:

  • PPE: Steel Toe Capped Boots or Wellington Boots
  • Suitable outdoor clothing

A number of trips will be organised in the UK and you will also have the opportunity to enter competitions and participate in horticultural shows.

The College works closely with the local community and employers to give you the experience of the working environment.

You could also study to achieve the following additional qualifications:

  • Level 2 Certificate in competency of Tractor driving
  • PA1 Pesticide application
  • PA6 Pesticide application knapsack
  • Level 2 certificate in safe use of hand held hedge cutters
  • Level 2 certificate in the safe sue of ride on or pedestrian mowers
  • Level 2 award in use of manually fed wood chippers

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If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, or contact

Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 16/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: Fee notes: T Level courses are for 16-19 year olds who have completed their GCSEs.

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.