If you want to be a gardener, maintain sports turf as a greenkeeper or groundsperson or work in a garden centre the Level 1 Horticulture could be the qualification for you. It is a practical craft qualification providing a good introduction to the horticultural industry and the development of basic horticultural skills.
4 GCSEs grades A* - E / grade 2 or above (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language.
Horticulture Level 1 is assessed by on-going practical assessments throughout the year.
Successful completion of this qualification can lead to our Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture course. Alternatively you may wish to undertake an apprenticeship.
Will the qualification suit me?
You should be practically minded and like working outdoors in all seasons. You need to be able to undertake a range of horticultural tasks including lifting and moving, ground preparation and planting.