Practical Horticulture Skills

  • Level 1 Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

You can now apply for next year

(September 22/23)

There are many opportunities in the horticultural industry as it’s one of the largest employers in the UK. A career in horticulture could mean anything from a hands-on gardener to a research scientist, and can open the door to careers all over the world.

Our courses will enable you to develop your gardening and landscaping skills, focusing on practical skills in realistic working environments. We have excellent tutors who are experts in the industry, passionate about plants and devoted to your education and development.

Focussing on the basic practical skills in gardening and landscaping, you will learn skills such as planting out, preparing ground, pruning, using a mower and maintaining turf or constructing a path.

Modules may include:

  • Prepare ground for sowing or planting under supervision
  • Mix mortar or concrete
  • Lay paving and maintain paved areas
  • Plant container grown subjects
  • Cultivate land by single digging or forking and apply organic mulch
  • Care for a planted area
  • Lift, divide and plant herbaceous perennials
  • Maintain hand tools
  • Soil testing
  • Identifying plants
  • Maintain turf

Practical assessments, written tasks and completion of a portfolio of photographic evidence.

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you are expected to have basic literacy and numeracy skills

If you successfully complete this course, you will be able to apply for progression to Level 2 Diploma Horticulture or Level 2 Practical Horticulture Skills.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £80*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

Focussing on the basic practical skills in gardening and landscaping, you will learn skills such as planting out, preparing ground, pruning, using a mower and maintaining turf or constructing a path.

Modules may include:

  • Prepare ground for sowing or planting under supervision
  • Mix mortar or concrete
  • Lay paving and maintain paved areas
  • Plant container grown subjects
  • Cultivate land by single digging or forking and apply organic mulch
  • Care for a planted area
  • Lift, divide and plant herbaceous perennials
  • Maintain hand tools
  • Soil testing
  • Identifying plants
  • Maintain turf

Practical assessments, written tasks and completion of a portfolio of photographic evidence.

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you are expected to have basic literacy and numeracy skills

If you successfully complete this course, you will be able to apply for progression to Level 2 Diploma Horticulture or Level 2 Practical Horticulture Skills.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £80*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

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