Horticulture - Landscaping (Soft and Hard)

Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 1
Leaflet Number: 275 Course Code: CR6673-01
Academic year: 15/16
Qualification type: 
Diploma
Level: 
1
Subject area: 
Floristry and Horticulture
Location: 
Northenden Campus

What's the Horticulture - Landscaping (Soft and Hard) course about?

Studied over two days per week, this qualification provides an introduction to garden maintenance and horticulture in general and is appropriate for learners from a wide range of abilities and backgrounds. The very practical nature of the course builds confidence as well as basic soft and hard landscaping skills. This qualification consists almost entirely of practical units covering a range of horticultural and construction tasks.

The course covers the following:
- Preparing, laying and maintaining paved areas
- Preparing, constructing and maintaining wooden structures
- Preparing, constructing and maintaining simple brick walls
- Basic soil science
- Propagating by seed sowing
- Maintaining lawns
- Preparing, planting and maintaining beds and borders
- Identifying a range of plants

The course is assessed through practical observation, written and verbal questions.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

On completion of this course students may wish to progress to a full time course in either the land based or construction departments.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you must be able to work outdoors and be able to handle plant material, mortar, bricks and paving slabs.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Horticulture - Landscaping (Soft and Hard) course?

Students will be awarded the NPTC Level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills.

Attendance

Part time (day)

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year

36

Hours per week

10

As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.