What is it?

This course will suit you if you're just starting out and want a good basic understanding of the horticulture industry - enough to get your first job in the sector or move on to further study.

Some examples of units you might cover include:

  • Care for a planted area
  • Prepare soil and apply an organic mulch
  • Prepare and plant a hanging basket
  • Use a leaf-litter blower
  • Identify weeds.

What will I be doing?

This Level 1 course will give the students the opportunity to build on and develop their Horticulture skills. The award consists of various units with a focus on practical skills; a portfolio of evidence is built up over the programme as there is no end-of-year exam. If you have enjoyed the Sheraton Science course or even the John Muir Award this could be the next step for you!

Skills and Knowledge Learned:

Develop a range of skills needed for the care, planting and growing of plants, working as part of a team, carrying out tasks with a knowledge of Health and Safety guidelinesĀ 

Who is the course suitable for?

To access this course, ideally you would already have an Entry level 3 gained from the Sheraton Science department or you are currently on the GCSE pathway. Students with an Entry level 2 Science qualification who are really keen will also be considered.


City and Guilds - Level 1, Award in Practical Horticulture Skills

Course Leader

Gary Smith

Abbey Hill Academy Sixth Form
Sheraton Building
Ketton Road
Stockton on Tees
TS19 8BU

Email: enquiries@horizonstrust.org.uk
Tel: 01642 664140


Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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