L1 in Horticulture

Cambridge Regional College
Course summary
Professional Training
2 Year(s)
Full time
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Course description

This programme offers young people ages 16 – 25 the opportunity to develop personal and social skills as well as specific horticulture skills.  College based days will include maintaining the college garden and developing the skills of plant care and landscaping.  Young people will also have the chance to develop wood craft skills to maintain sheds, flower boarders and raised beds and enterprise skills for employability.

Other personal and social develop opportunities will include the opportunity to develop life skills that include undertaking a range of vocational tasters including working with Country Park Rangers, art, film, football, sport, music, media, cooking and drama.

Suitability - Who should attend?

General interest in practical skills and working outside. In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Level: 1

Continuing Studies

This programme leads to a City & Guilds level 1 in Practical Horticulture. Young people will also get the chance to take a City & Guilds qualification in maths and English or a functional skills or GCSE depending on their ability and current qualifications on entry.

Young people who are confidence and ready will be able to undertake a work experience with one of the college partners or with carefully selected employers in the local community.

For more details contact:

Alison Goold – Head of Supported Learning
Gareth Davies – EHCP Reviewing Manager

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Cambridge Regional College

Our mission is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Regional College is the largest further education college in the East of England...

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Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2QT Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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