BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Land-based Studies (Horticulture)

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  • Safe and effective working practices in land-based industries
  • Team work and working alone in land-based industries
  • Identify plants
  • Propagation of plants
  • Establishment of Plants
  • Maintenance of Plants
  • Establishment and maintenance of Turf
  • Literacy and Numeracy development

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Course details

Dates & Location

1 year full-time,

3 days per week plus 1 day work experience


September 2024

Entry Requirements


  • You'll need to have achieved 1 or more GCSes grades 2-1 (previous grade structure E-G) or another related Entry Level 3 qualification
  • Completion of the Rural Pathways programme and a strong interest in horticulture
  • Successful completion of a Level 1 course in another area

Mature students will be assessed for suitability on an individual basis at interview.

Future Opportunities

This course could lead you on to:

  • Level 2 Diploma Horticulture
  • Level 2 Diploma Practical Horticulture Skills (Hard Landscaping)
  • Level 1 Traineeships
  • Level 2 apprenticeships
  • Gardening assistant
  • Nursery assistant
  • Garden centre assistant
  • Turf care assistant

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