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Horticulture Advanced Technical Diploma

This course is ideal if you’re looking to develop your horticulture skills to be a more senior worker or manager working in gardening or grounds keeping.

You will gain an in-depth insight into the techniques and science of horticulture. You will also cover plant and soil science, propagation, creating displays, amenity turf management, organic crop production and carry out a project. This course will provide you with plenty of practical experience in a variety of skills, from maintaining different types of turf to pruning shrubs and trees.

You will undertake a work placement selected and supported by your tutor to put your knowledge into practice. Much of the work will be undertaken outdoors in our well-equipped Horticulture Unit so suitable clothing and footwear is essential. The course will run for three days per week.

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What will I learn?

“Having seen the facilities and met with the team, I was really excited to start my course. I’ve learnt so much in my time here, using specialist equipment and creating and maintaining our own garden. I can’t wait to progress and take my skills into employment.”Jamie Williams

Have you considered...

We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

Level 2Horticulture Certificate

Level 1 Introduction to Forest School Principles Award (Online)

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At South Devon College, we offer a wide range of adult education courses and qualifications, so whatever you want to do, you can achieve it with us. The only question is how far do you want to go?

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