City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Work Based Horticulture - *Free Training at Seears Park Nursery from early 2016 (subject to meeting eligibilty requirements).

Gain a professional Work Based qualification and hands-on experience in a working community plant nursery and park grounds, perfect for those looking for work in the horticulture sector, whether you are unemployed or looking for a career change. In partnership with a local college, we are planning to run our next course part-time (Mon & Tues 09:15 to 16:30)  Level 1 City & Guilds Certificate in Work-Based Horticulture course induction starting from February 2016.

The courses are practical-based providing students with the skills and experience sought by the industry, to help students progress into working pathways in horticulture, working in Parks or on golf courses, Grounds maintenance teams, landscaping, gardening, nurseries, garden centres or working in the countryside with environmental and conservation organisations. Tackling real projects within the nursery, you will learn skills which include: Health & Safety, Maintaining grass surfaces, Planting , establishing and maintaining plants Vegetative propagation of plants, Propagation of plants from seed Identifying the presence of, and controlling common pests and diseases Hand tool and machinery (lawn mower) maintenance Grounds maintenance, Landscaping (Hard and Soft).

Course fees: Free training is available for anyone in receipt of eligible benefits. As a part time course, this does not affect eligibility for benefits.  Safety boots and gardening gloves are required and should be provided by any applicants for use on the course. 30 minute interviews required for allocation of limited places. Initial expressions of interest should be made directly to

Interviews and induction aimed at starting from Feb 2016. To register for further information contact Kevin Plicio on 07940 375667 or Garth Richards on 07745 426 417 or alternatively contact us here.

Training and Qualifications in horticulture