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 guidelines
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