This course would suit you if you enjoy gardening, but don’t have any previous experience.


The Level 1 Study Programme is an exciting and practical course for young people who enjoy gardening and wanting to work in outdoor jobs, but don’t have any previous experience. This qualification can lead to job satisfaction and an exciting career.

About the course

The course is very practical and you will spend your time developing gardening skills such as how to use tools and how to prepare the ground for planting flowers and vegetables. You will also increase your knowledge as you build up a portfolio of evidence towards your Level 1 Diploma.

The Level 1 Study Programme is also available in Land based Operations where you will learn practical skills and knowledge in aspects of animal care, gardening, farming and environmental conservation

What units will I study?
  • Propagating plants
  • Seed sowing
  • Growing plants and/ or vegetables
  • Using equipment
  • Health and Safety
  • Maintaining grass surfaces
What qualification will I gain?

Level 1 Diploma in Horticulture
Functional maths, English qualifications and Employability Skills

How will I be assessed?

Your dedicated tutor will visit you frequently at your workplace. They will watch you working and help you to build a portfolio of evidence.

What is the entry process?

Click enquire now or call Charlotte Browne, from our Foundation Team on 01332 794910

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is ideal for those aged 16 to 19 with no previous experience.

Course options after this training course?

Traineeship or Apprenticeship in Horticulture

Got a question about this course?

Please call the Foundation Team on 01332 794910

We make every effort to ensure this course information is accurate, however, we reserve the right to make alterations.

Anna Morrison.

"I've always enjoyed working outside, using my practical skills; I now have expert knowledge to go with this. The course covered lots of topics which has made me more confident at work."


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