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Level 1

Level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills


This course is a practical introduction into the Horticulture industry as well as Landscaping, Arboriculture and maintenance. It offers the opportunity to develop your skills in a variety of practical elements that can be used across different outdoor careers, allowing you to decide and choose a pathway that suits your skills.

Our inspiring lecturers and outstanding support network offer you the opportunity to specialise as your interests and skills develop. Level 1 Practical Horticulture Skills is delivered through hands on delivery and mainly focused on the practical side of the industries. You will learn fundamental skills through live project work and estate maintenance on our stunning Brinsbury College campus


No previous formal
qualifications are needed for this course. We will interview you to ensure that the course
is the right one for you. We will also assess your English and Maths as part of
the induction process to help your development in these areas. You will need to
demonstrate a keen interest in working practically and being in an outdoor

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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