Grow your skill set
Are you passionate about gardening? Can you think on your feet to create solutions to complex problems? Could you build a show garden in a single day, working with some of the nation’s top designers? If that sounds like you, then our horticulture courses will give you the opportunity to make your aspirations into a career, as well as fill any skills gaps in existing roles with professional qualifications such as NPTC or City & Guilds Land Based Services qualifications.Find a course
Why choose us?
Join us here at Shuttleworth College and benefit from our national reputation and 70 years of experience delivering land and the environment courses. You can have confidence that you are learning from the best tutors, whilst also working alongside leading employers, research organisations and industry specialists.
You will be encouraged to enter competitions to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or university and we regularly organise educational trips to places such as Covent Garden Flower Market, the Ideal Home Show in London, and study tours to Cornwall and Devon.
Through our industry partnerships you will have the chance to gain valuable work experience. Some organisations that past students have been involved with include the Woodland Trust, Frosts Garden Centres, Wimpole Hall & Gardens, the Environment Agency, Domoney Designs and Woburn Estates. All of this experience will stand you in good stead when applying for jobs or for further study.
Expert tutors and top-class facilities
Your classroom will be the beautiful estate and land that Shuttleworth College is surrounded by. Our stunning scenery, walled garden and vast woodland provides you with the perfect environment in which to develop your skills and knowledge.
Our tutors are experts in their fields, having had successful careers working for a wide range of organisations.
All our courses involve transferable skills and elements of business that employers are looking for, so you can be reassured that you will develop good team-working, communication and customer service skills for your future plans.