City & Guilds Level 1 Award

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This short course is designed to introduce you to the world of horticulture either with a view to taking up a career in the horticulture industry or furthering your knowledge in the garden.

During your five weeks you will be introduced to some of the commonly required skills in horticulture such as seed sowing and ground preparations. You will gain an insight into other areas that you may wish to learn more about and progress onto further qualifications in the field.

This course is available at both our Stanmer and Netherfield sites.

Please do not delay your booking – to guarantee your place, please book 2 weeks in advance of course date

Entry Requirements:

No entry requirements but you must have an interest in the subject. 

Steel toe capped boots are required for this course.

Dates & Location:
  • 9th September - 7th October 2020
  • 11th November - 9th December 2020
  • 6th January - 3rd February 2021
  • 24th February - 24th March 2021
  • 21st April - 19th May 2021

Time: 10.00 - 15.00

Stanmer Park & Netherfield 


1 day a week for 5 weeks


£235 Tuition Fee 

Fee remissions available subject to availability. 

Future Opportunities

Once completing this course you can continue onto the Flourish Plus programme which will enable you to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in a Year in the Garden. 

The Flourish Plus course will give you a City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Practical Horticulture Skills. The Flourish Plus course gives you a broad understanding of gardening techniques and skills to maintain your garden or to seek work in the gardening industry. 

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