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Horticultures Routes to Employment

About the course

The Horticulture Routes to Employment is designed to meet the needs of those who already hold a horticultural qualification or have experience of working in the horticulture industry. A series of certificates to practice (‘tickets’) are included alongside opportunities to practice horticultural skills to achieve and maintain the standards expected in employment.

Course modules

Year 1

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pedestrian Controlled Mowers

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Ride On Mowers

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Brush Cutters and Trimmers

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of a Manually Fed Wood Chipper

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe use of Pesticides (PA1)

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment

Work Experience / Enrichment

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Level 2 Horticulture or experience of working in industry.

Learning and assessment

Students gain practical skills and experience in the Walled Garden at Croxteth Park. Each of the course components includes a separate practical assessment.

Progression

Level 3 Horticulture or apprenticeships.

Careers

Employment (including apprenticeships) in horticulture, grounds maintenance, sportsturf and landscaping.

Special requirements

Students require steel toe capped boots / wellingtons and sensible outdoor clothing (including waterproofs). Approx £150

The Horticulture Routes to Employment programme is free for students aged 16 – 18 and Liverpool City Region residents aged 19 or over*.

*Subject to eligibility

Costs that are optional for the course:

Some students prefer to use their own secateurs.

Work experience

Students gain valuable work experience in the Walled Garden at Croxteth or may participate in an external work placement.

Myerscough College Horticulture
Myerscough College Horticulture

Horticulture

Horticulture is a rapidly growing area of the economy thanks to a strong public interest in gardening, plants, sustainability and food security. According to the Royal Horticultural Society, the horticulture industry is the largest employer in the UK, supplying 18 million gardeners.

The number of garden centres continues to increase and the public demand for attractive horticultural landscapes remains strong. This means that plant growers, suppliers and managers are constantly looking for ways to improve their businesses.

Myerscough College Fellow - Christine Walkden
Myerscough College Fellow - Christine Walkden

Christine Walkden: Honorary Fellow

"My passion for gardening was nurtured at Myerscough College and I've been getting my hands dirty ever since." Celebrity plantswoman and horticulturalist Christine was awarded an honorary fellowship and regularly works with the College and our Horticultural department.