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NPTC Entry Level Two/Three Award Skills for Working Life Horticulture (14-16 Programme)

About the course

This is an entry level course is 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 training. It will also help develop common, social and interpersonal skills and widen life experiences. The course is largely practical and students will work both in a classroom and on Myerscough's equine unit. Students will join full time learners on the course.

Parents/Schools, please note when completing the application form you must use child’s name and DOB but the parent/school email and telephone number. All official documents, interview and enrolment information will be emailed on the parent/school email provided and this could be anytime from the time of application through to September. If the email changes it is important you let us know. Failure to do so could lead to the application being withdrawn from the process.

Course modules

Year 1

Fill plant containers

Prepare and plant an area

Recognise plants

Recognise, use and care for tools used in horticulture

Weed a planted area

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students need to be 14 or 15 and have an interest in horticulture and gardening.

Your school or Home Educating Parent or Guardian must complete Application Form Part B before your application will be processed.


Students who successfully complete the course may wish to study full time at Myerscough or at another college.


Employment may be gained within the horticultural and gardening industry.

Special requirements

Sensible outdoor clothing, steel toe capped boots/wellingtons. You must also have an up to date tetanus vaccination.

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Foundation Learning at Myerscough College

Foundation Learning

We provide a range of Foundation Learning full-time and part-time courses for students with additional needs. Our aim is to help students develop a range of important skills - social, academic and vocational - whilst providing the support and encouragement for them to grow in confidence and express their personality. View our Foundation Learning Presentation here!

The Foundation Learning team has built up an excellent reputation over many years for successfully working with students who have a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities.