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City & Guilds Entry Level 3 Award, Certificate, Diploma in Skills for Working Life - Horticulture 14-16 Programme

About the course

This is an entry level course for young people who are interested in working in the horticultural and gardening industry. It will provide students with the basic practical skills and knowledge they need to either gain employment or progress to further education/training. It will also help develop common, social and interpersonal skills and widen life experiences.

This course is very practical in its content with learners experiencing the wide range of opportunities within Walton Hall and Gardens grounds and glasshouses/conservatories. Some work will be carried out in the classroom in order to embed practical knowledge with theory elements.

Course modules


Work Safely

Recognising Trees and Plants

Watering Plants


Effective Communication

Recognising Parts of a Plant

Harvesting Crops

Controlling Weeds

Edging Areas

Repairing Footpaths


Maintaining Areas of Habitat

Planting Trees

Constructing Composters

Making Basket Arrangements

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students need to be 15 or 16 and have an interest in horticulture and gardening.

Successful interview.

Learning and assessment

A combination of theory and practical learning; with assessment through a completed portfolio of work.


Year 10 students who progress well may move onto the Entry 3 Certificate/Diploma in Skills for Working Life – Horticulture for Year 11.

Related Further Education courses.

Special requirements

Costs that are mandatory for the course:

£1080 per annum (school cost)

Equipment/Clothing Requirements:

Sensible outdoor clothing, waterproof trousers and coat, steel toe capped boots/wellingtons, gloves.

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