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.
"The College and my tutors have provided me with skills that I need to go forward with my business, and is really encouraging in putting skills into practice on a regular basis. Having a network of other talented students is really beneficial for me to build working relationships with and collaborate on projects I am working on at the moment."Jake Raine-Harries
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.
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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