City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate

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Our Part-time City & Guilds practical courses in Horticulture are designed to allow for progression from a Level 1 introductory short course, level 1 and 2 certificates, through to a full Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture.

The Level 1 certificate is useful for those wishing to find out if Horticulture may be an interesting career route.

With the Level 1 Certificate the student can progress further into a wider scope of horticultural techniques.


This half year course is designed to introduce students and further develop any previous knowledge to prepare students for level 2 courses and to become garden assistants in the work place.

The units involved in this certificate are as follows:

Identifying plants

Preparing land for sowing and planting

Applying organic mulch

Watering techniques

Preparing and planting a container for display

Lift, divide and plant herbaceous perennials

Sowing seeds indoors

Propagation from stem cuttings

Potting up and on

Care for a planted area

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 books are required for this course.

Dates & Location:
  • 22nd February 2021 - 5th July 2021


Stanmer Campus - One Garden Brighton


1 day a week 



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