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Introduction to Horticulture and Gardening

Ornamental Horticulture & Landscaping (T Level).


Practical Horticulture & Gardening

Thinking of a career change? Or want to learn new skills to maintain your own garden. This course gives an excellent introduction to the gardening element of horticulture.

Covers basic skills and introduces key concepts on which more complex skills and experience are built. This is a gentle introduction, ideal for those considering a career change or just wanting to learn more about their own garden.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, just a desire to learn.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment during course with feedback from tutor.

Course content

You will study:

  • Plant identification
  • Tool use
  • Planting
  • Basic pruning
  • Soil maintenance
  • Other horticultural areas

Next steps

Course progression:

  • RHS level 2 practical certificate
  • RHS level 2 theory certificate
  • Professional short courses

Career progressions:

  • Under gardener
  • Horticultural trainee

Additional information

Outdoor clothing, safety boots and gloves needed.

Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 09/05/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 6 weeks
Day(s): Thu
Time(s): 9:30am - 4:30pm
Fees: £300.00

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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.

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Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.