Horticulture

Do you enjoy being outdoors and have an interest in nature or enhancing the built environment? It is not all about gardening! Our courses can lead to a wide range of opportunities in horticulture. Learn both the practical skills and the knowledge and you could find yourself working in many different areas.

Full-time Horticulture Level 1 Course leaflet             Full-time Horticulture Level 2 Diploma Course leaflet        Full-time Horticulture BTEC Level 3 Course leaflet

Do you enjoy being outdoors and have an interest in nature or enhancing the built environment? It is not all about gardening! Our courses can lead to a wide range of opportunities in horticulture. Learn both the practical skills and the knowledge and you could find yourself working in many different areas.

I like nature and being outdoors working with plants, and after a strong recommendation from my school I chose Shipley College. I like being here because staff and students respect each other and we are treated fairly. I like the location of the College to study Horticulture, as there is a lot of green space where we can work.

Daniel, 18, Horticulture Level 2
Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration1 Day
LevelLevel 2 Workbased (NVQs)
Start Date03-Mar-2017

Chipper/Shredder training

Do you wish to learn how to use a chipper/shredder in a safe and competent manner? 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 TypeApprenticeships
VenueShipley College
Duration2 Years
LevelAdvanced
Start DateStart Dates Throughout The Year

Horticulture (Amenity) Advanced Apprenticeship

If you love working outdoors, this is the perfect course for you. Learn to plan, create and maintain sports grounds, landscapes, parks and public gardens. You also study plant naming and hard landscaping.…

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Study TypeApprenticeships
VenueShipley College
Duration1 Year
LevelIntermediate
Start DateStart Dates Throughout The Year

Horticulture (Amenity) Intermediate Apprenticeship

If you love working outdoors, this is the perfect course for you. Learn to plan, create and maintain sports grounds, landscapes, parks and public gardens. You also study plant naming and hard landscaping.…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration25 Weeks
LevelLevel 2
Start Date12-Sep-2016

Horticulture BTEC Level 2 Diploma

This course is a great starting point to improve your career options whether you are looking for a new career, already working in the industry or want to develop your interest in the natural environment.…

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Study TypeFull Time
VenueShipley College
Duration2 Years
LevelLevel 3 (Full-time)
Start Date04-Sep-2017

Horticulture BTEC Level 3

If you like working outdoors and have an interest in nature, this course is perfect for you. Learn the practical horticultural skills required for a varied range of careers in the sector. Build up your…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration34 Weeks
LevelLevel 3
Start Date21-Sep-2016

Horticulture BTEC Level 3 Diploma (90 Credit)

This course is ideal for anyone thinking of a career change or wanting to increase their horticultural skills and gain a recognised qualification. You will develop skills in decorative horticulture, hard…

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Study TypeFull Time
VenueShipley College
Duration33 Weeks
LevelLevel 1 (Full-time)
Start Date04-Sep-2017

Horticulture Level 1

This is an excellent starting point if you are completely new to Horticulture. You gain a good working knowledge by combining practical projects with some classroom based study. Learn how to prepare soil,…

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Study TypeFull Time
VenueShipley College
Duration1 Year
LevelLevel 2 (Full-time)
Start Date04-Sep-2017

Horticulture Level 2 Diploma

Interested in the environment? A career in horticulture offers something for everyone. You can be creative - designing beautiful gardens and andscapes, or be more scientific - finding out the best times…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration34 Weeks
LevelLevel 2
Start Date13-Sep-2016

Horticulture Work-based Level 2 Diploma

This course is ideal if you want to gain work-based specialist skills and experience in horticulture. You will cover craft level practical skills including site preparation, maintenance of machinery, plant…

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Study TypePart Time
VenueShipley College
Duration3 Days
LevelLevel 2 Workbased (NVQs)
Start Date22-Feb-2017

Pesticide Spraying

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

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