City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate

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A practical course designed as an introduction to a range of horticultural skills. This course is designed for people thinking about pursuing a career in horticulture and also as an introduction to other courses that cover horticulture in more depth over a longer period of time. 

Course code: HOP021/001

Entry Requirements:

An interest in the subject

Dates & Location:

Start date: 21/02/2017
Time: 9:30 - 15:00
Site: Ivyland Farm, Netherfield 


1 day a week for 15 weeks


Learning Level: Level 1 

Aged 16-18£0
Aged 19-23 and do not hold a level 2 qualification in any subject£0
Aged 19 – 23 and holds a level 2 + qualification in any subject£795
Aged 24+ (on the first day of the course)£795
Unemployed, looking for work and on state benefit£0


Our horticulture facilities at Plumpton are pretty impressive. In fact you’ll get to experience one of the finest natural locations in the country, perfect for developing your creativity. Whether indoors or outdoors, you’ll be able to build your skills in an excellent environment.

  • Discover our extensively planted areas on-site at Plumpton

As you build your knowledge, you’ll be able to gain a wide experience of being able to identify and maintain different plants.

  • Experience our endangered plant collections at first hand

You’ll be able to experience our Black Poplars and National collection of Hebes, in addition to our endangered plant network connection with Kew Gardens.

  • Grow plants all year round here

We’ve got an excellent large area under glass where you’ll be able to grow plants without the risk of the weather, up to a commercial level.

  • Build even more skills at Plumpton

You’ll be able to develop your brickwork skills and paving at our large landscaping centre.

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