Entry level

This practical course will enable learners . To enjoy the benefits to health of horticulture and learn the basic skills needed to improve your garden.
Learners will gain a basic knowledge and understanding of hoticulture.
It is appropriate for learners who are motivated and challenged by learning through hands-on experiences and through content which is concrete and related directly to those experiences.
This course is appropriate for learners looking for an introduction to the skills, knowledge and qualities required in this field.
You will create your own portfolio of evidence and photograph your weelkly outcomes as a reference of your achievements.

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Total Guided Learning Hours

16 hours

Hours per week

2 hours

Total number of Sessions



Tuition Fees


£30 if concessions apply

Awarding Body and/or Examination Costs if applicable



What study is needed at home?

A minimum of 2 hours per week of face to face. General reading up of topic along with 8 (if practical) undertaking horticulture on own garden

Previous Learning

No Previous learning required

Main Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you should be able to:

Learn sowing skills both outdoors and indoors

Develop problem-solving ability and skills in the use of hand tools

Ability to work in a team and use your initiative

Develop skills in the maintenance of garden

Study and examine the growth process of plants and flowers, as well as, fruits and vegetables

Develop excellent planning skills

Progression to further learning with FACE

Further horticulture based courses.

Progression to other Providers

Further qualifications can be gain via Lancashire college of horticulture and other organisations.

Jobs and Careers

Field Work.

Sales & Marketing.


Research Area.