Horticulture (BTEC)

If you want to spend time outdoors, learn about growing plants and organising a garden then this is the course for you.

What is a typical lesson like?  - During all double lessons, you will be transported by minibus to the local National Trust property – Anglesey Abbey. You will work in the kitchen garden, preparing the land and planting and harvesting crops.  In the single lesson and during bad weather, you will complete the coursework assignments.

What will I study?
You will learn all about the biology of plants. You will learn about crop production. You will learn about the Horticulture industry.

What does Horticulture BTEC lead to?
Whilst this qualification is not equivalent to a GCSE, it will, depending on the interests and aptitudes of the students who opt for the course, be at Level 1 or Level 2, and will enable you to progress to further             qualifications in land-based industries. Many students go on to study Horticulture at a higher level at Sixth Form College or through an apprenticeship, whilst some students go on to study other land-based subjects such as agriculture or game keeping. A good qualification in Horticulture can lead on to a career in a range of land-based occupations.  The generic work skills that you learn by doing this course can be applied to a variety of jobs.

How is the curriculum enriched?
During the course you will visit a range of local garden centres and commercial crop producers to learn how they operate.

Current syllabus:   BTEC Horticulture—Pearson (Edexcel)

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