Horticulture

Do you enjoy being outdoors and have an interest in nature or enhancing the built environment? It is not all about gardening! Our courses can lead to a wide range of opportunities in horticulture. Learn both the practical skills and the knowledge and you could find yourself working in many different areas.

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Do you enjoy being outdoors and have an interest in nature or enhancing the built environment? It is not all about gardening! Our courses can lead to a wide range of opportunities in horticulture. Learn both the practical skills and the knowledge and you could find yourself working in many different areas.

I like nature and being outdoors working with plants, and after a strong recommendation from my school I chose Shipley College. I like being here because staff and students respect each other and we are treated fairly. I like the location of the College to study Horticulture, as there is a lot of green space where we can work.

Daniel, 18, Horticulture Level 2 (Full-time Student)

I have always enjoyed being outside doing gardening, so after a few years working in retail I decided to make the shift and move on to pursue a career in Horticulture. I study 1 day a week at Shipley College and also work for Bradford Council on a placement. Following this course I have been offered a job working at The RHS Harlow Carr Garden in Harrogate, and continuing my Level 3 Diploma through the RHS. I was one of 2 people selected for this opportunity out of over 30 applicants and I can’t wait to take my career forward at with this invaluable experience working in a high quality gardening environment. Shipley College has given me a real insight into horticulture and the support and knowledge of the tutors has helped me secure this position for the future. I am looking forward with an open mind to see where my career will take me next. Hopefully I will continue on at Harlow Carr and keep developing my skills for the future.

Cameron, 25, Horticulture BTEC Level 3 Diploma (90 Credit) (Part-time Student)
Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration1 Day
LevelLevel 2 Workbased (NVQs)
Start Date23-Feb-2018

Chipper/Shredder training

Do you wish to learn how to use a chipper/shredder in a safe and competent manner? This course covers both the safe use and maintenance of the chipper/shredder and is assessed through a practical examination.

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration10 Weeks
LevelLevel 1
Start Date19-Apr-2018

City & Guilds Level 1 Practical Horticulture Skills -Daytime

This is a 10 week spring gardening course for beginners and improvers, covering lawn care, shrub border planting and maintenance, bedding and herbaceous plants maintenance and care. Assessment is by carrying…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration10 Weeks
LevelLevel 2
Start Date17-Apr-2018

Horticulture BTEC Level 2 Certificate

This 10 week horticultural course has an emphasis on practical gardening skills covering plant propagation, hard landscaping and plant maintenance. Assessment is by a series of short practical tests. There…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration25 Weeks
LevelLevel 2
Start Date11-Sep-2017

Horticulture BTEC Level 2 Diploma

This course is a great starting point to improve your career options whether you are looking for a new career, already working in the industry or want to develop your interest in the natural environment.…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration33 Weeks
LevelLevel 3
Start Date20-Sep-2017

Horticulture BTEC Level 3 Diploma (90 Credit)

This course can help you if you are thinking of a career change or wanting to increase your horticultural skills to gain a recognised qualification. You will develop skills in decorative horticulture,…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration11 Weeks
LevelLevel 1
Start Date25-Sep-2017

Horticulture Level 1 Certificate

This course is ideal for those who wish to develop the basic skills to work as a gardener, whether you are looking for a career change or a new interest. Learn about plant identification, propagation &…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration11 Weeks
LevelLevel 1
Start Date08-Jan-2018

Horticulture Level 1 Certificate

This course is ideal for those who wish to develop the basic skills to work as a gardener, whether you are looking for a career change or a new interest. Learn about plant identification, propagation &…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration10 Weeks
LevelLevel 1
Start Date16-Apr-2018

Horticulture Level 1 Certificate

This course is ideal for those who wish to develop the basic skills to work as a gardener, whether you are looking for a career change or a new interest. Learn about plant identification, propagation &…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration34 Weeks
LevelLevel 2
Start Date12-Sep-2017

Horticulture Work-based Level 2 Diploma

This course can help you gain work-based specialist skills and experience in horticulture. You will cover craft level practical skills including site preparation, maintenance of machinery, plant care,…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration34 Weeks
LevelLevel 3
Start Date13-Sep-2017

Horticulture Work-based Level 3 Diploma

This course can help you if want to increase your skills for a supervisory role in horticulture or update your existing knowledge. You will need a full craft certificate or relevant experience in the industry.…

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