Pathways to Horticulture Entry 1

  • No fee

  • 1 year

This course provides a basic introduction to horticulture. You will be involved in selecting and wearing appropriate protective clothing in order to safely complete outdoor activities. You will also develop skills in using relevant tools and equipment for horticultural tasks.

This course is free to attend and is suitable for people who have Additional Learning Needs.

Sessions are a mix of classroom-based activities and practical horticultural tasks.

Planned session day and times may be subject to change but are likely to be: Friday morning session is 9.15 am – 12.15 pm. The course lasts for 30 weeks and aims to take a maximum of 10 learners.

The accredited units are mostly practically based with a mixture of classroom and outdoor-based teaching and assessment.

You will be taught by qualified tutors and support staff who are employed by Bridgend College and who have undergone an Enhanced DBS check.

You will be observed whilst doing fun activities and assessed on how well you can demonstrate and perform physical skills in a range of set tasks.

You will be asked to provide photographic and written evidence and supported to put together a portfolio of your work.

You are able to access general learning support with a designated classroom support worker provided by the College. However, in line with safeguarding guidelines, if you require 1-to-1 support, you will need to make your own arrangements to be supported by someone who has a current Enhanced DBS check in place; which covers both Child and Adult Workforce.

You will need to attend an interview with the course tutor and demonstrate:

  • A genuine interest in the subject
  • A willingness and ability to participate in a range of practical activities
  • A commitment to working hard and giving 100% effort
  • That you have suitable transport arrangements in place to enable you to travel to the college campus in Pencoed
  • Agree to attend regularly and be on time for a full day of college activities

When you have successfully completed the course, you will gain Agored Cymru unit accreditation at Entry Level. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your skills by doing other Pathways courses within different vocational areas.

This course is free to attend and is suitable for people who have Additional Learning Needs.

Sessions are a mix of classroom-based activities and practical horticultural tasks.

Planned session day and times may be subject to change but are likely to be: Friday morning session is 9.15 am – 12.15 pm. The course lasts for 30 weeks and aims to take a maximum of 10 learners.

The accredited units are mostly practically based with a mixture of classroom and outdoor-based teaching and assessment.

You will be taught by qualified tutors and support staff who are employed by Bridgend College and who have undergone an Enhanced DBS check.

You will be observed whilst doing fun activities and assessed on how well you can demonstrate and perform physical skills in a range of set tasks.

You will be asked to provide photographic and written evidence and supported to put together a portfolio of your work.

You are able to access general learning support with a designated classroom support worker provided by the College. However, in line with safeguarding guidelines, if you require 1-to-1 support, you will need to make your own arrangements to be supported by someone who has a current Enhanced DBS check in place; which covers both Child and Adult Workforce.

You will need to attend an interview with the course tutor and demonstrate:

  • A genuine interest in the subject
  • A willingness and ability to participate in a range of practical activities
  • A commitment to working hard and giving 100% effort
  • That you have suitable transport arrangements in place to enable you to travel to the college campus in Pencoed
  • Agree to attend regularly and be on time for a full day of college activities

When you have successfully completed the course, you will gain Agored Cymru unit accreditation at Entry Level. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your skills by doing other Pathways courses within different vocational areas.

Pencoed Campus, Pencoed, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our brand new state-of-the-art STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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