Agriculture, Land Management and Production: Ornamental Horticulture and Landscaping T-level

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The horticulture industry offers a range of careers and contributes over £24 billion to the UK economy. If you are interested in plants, have a creative flair or enjoy the scientific element, then horticulture could be the course for you. Horticulture will often take the classroom outside for much of the course, where learners will gain an understanding of plants, trees, garden therapy, pest control, aquatics and lawns. Throughout the course you will learn all about their biology and how to grow and keep them healthy. You will learn the skills of landscaping a garden using paths, fences, pergolas and creating planting schemes and how to safely use the tools and materials necessary to complete the jobs. Along the way, you will learn about pest control, soil improvement and how to create habitats for nature. You will explore the wider land-based sector and also the commercial and organisational skills for managing a garden or horticultural business.

What will I study in Agriculture, Land Management and Production: Ornamental Horticulture and Landscaping T-level?

Horticulture and Garden Design will equip you with the knowledge and skills to go on and work in the industry.

You will learn the fundamentals of working in a business including the different sectors, as an employer or an employee, the importance of raising funds and being a sustainable business.

You will learn the theory and science behind horticulture, how to identify, name and care for different species of plants taking into account different climates, humidity, cultivation, fertilisers and much more.

You will also learn how to design and develop different landscapes from small borders to much larger spaces whilst considering sustainability, different clients that you may work with and considerations for access needs, safety for children and animals and much more.

The suitability of plants for an area will also be developed and this will range from learning about different heights, borders, beds, alkaline, acid, shade and light.

All learners will be able to develop health and safety skills including working with and maintaining different equipment and machinery.

 

Entry Requirements

At least five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above all from the core subjects and Grade 4 in English Language and Maths. Science is also desirable for this course.

What is the T-level industry placement?

The Industry Placement

Your industry placement gives you a great opportunity to put your learning into practice and develop your technical skills and knowledge for the industry your placement is in. It will help you to progress once you have finished your T-level, whether that is directly into employment, an apprenticeship, or more education.

This is a compulsory part of your T-level, and you must complete it to get your T-level certificate. You will spend a minimum of 315 hours on your placement, or 750 hours for Childcare and Education T-level students.

How will I learn?

You will learn through a range of methods in the classroom alongside practicals.

There will be a range of guest speakers and experts who will deliver presentations to students about the industry.

On top of this, there will be external visits to different sites and businesses that will help to develop learning further.

How will I be assessed?

There will be 2 exams within the core element of the course as well as an Employer Set Project.

You will also have to complete an occupational specialism assessment that will be in the form of controlled assessments over a period of weeks.

There will be a minimum of 315 hours Industry placement too, which will be logged and signed off by an external provider and will form part of the overall grade.

Any trips?

Yes we aim to go on lots of relevant trips to local business and organisations to learn about Garden Design and Horticulture globally.

Awarding Body

City and Guilds

Available As

T Level
[168 UCAS pts. available]

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