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Do you enjoy being outdoors and have an interest in nature or greening the built environment? Horticulture is not just about gardening! Learn both the practical skills and theory for the design, construction & maintenance of outdoor spaces.

Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration4 Weeks
LevelLevel 1
Start DateMultiple start dates

Access to Work Programme

You will develop new skills and gain experience in garden landscaping and garden maintenance. This short course prepares you for work by providing work experience with the College‚Äôs Social Enterprise Gardening…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration1 Day
LevelLevel 2 Workbased (NVQs)
Start Date20-Feb-2020

Chipper/Shredder Training

Learn how to use a chipper/shredder safely and competently. 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
Duration34 Weeks
LevelLevel 2
Start Date13-Sep-2019

Environmental Conservation Work-Based Level 2 Diploma

Gain work-based specialist skills and experience in Environmental Conservation, with units which develop your practical and professional skills. Topics you will study include: monitoring and maintaining…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration13 Weeks
LevelLevel 1
Start DateMultiple start dates

Horticulture Level 1 Certificate

Ideal if you wish to develop basic skills to work as a gardener, whether you are looking for a career change or a new interest. Learn about plant identification, ground preparation, propagation & plant…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration5 Weeks
LevelLevel 2
Start Date01-Jun-2020

Horticulture Level 2 Certificate (Short Course)

This five-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,…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration29 Weeks
LevelLevel 2
Start Date16-Sep-2019

Horticulture Level 2 Diploma

A great starting point to improve your career options, whether you are looking for a new career, already working in the garden industry or want to develop your interest further. You learn how to maintain…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration10 Weeks
LevelLevel 3
Start Date22-Apr-2020

Horticulture Level 3 (Short Course)

This short course introduces you to the Level 3 Horticulture programme, giving you an opportunity to gain skills and even open up the possibility of a new career direction. The units covered include tree…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration33 Weeks
LevelLevel 3
Start Date18-Sep-2019

Horticulture Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (60 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
Duration2 Days
LevelLevel 2 Workbased (NVQs)
Start DateMultiple start dates

Pesticide Spraying

If your job involves the use of chemical pesticides, regulations will affect your working practices. We are running a series of courses covering all the relevant legislation and codes of practice that…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration12 Days
LevelLevel 2
Start DateMultiple start dates

RHS Practical Horticulture Level 2 Certificate

** THE 14TH SEPTEMBER COURSE IS NOW FULL. WE ARE RUNNING AN ADDITIONAL COURSE ON FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER (COURSE CODE 7145/1F) ** This course is perfect for gardeners who are keen to expand their knowledge…

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