On the Gardens and Plant Production pathway you will enhance and develop your horticultural skills and understanding of this vocational area.
When you start at Derwen College you will learn core Gardens and Plant Production skills. Core skills include plant production, customer service skills and employability skills. Sessions take place in our Award Winning Walled Garden, Garden Centre and Garden Centre Courtyard.
We invite you to find out more about Gardens and Plant Production Pathway. Join us for our Summer Virtual Open Day event on Saturday 26th June.
The event for residential and day students wanting to attend our Gobowen site will take place 10-11am. Please register via GoToWebinar here.
If you have any questions about this or any other virtual events we are attending, or for more information about applying to Derwen College, please visit the Admissions page.
You can also contact the Admissions team on: 01691 779225
Where appropriate you can gain a horticulture qualification in Gardens and Plant Production skills.
Horticulture qualifications range from Agored Cymru Entry Level 1 Preparation for Work, to City & Guilds Land-based Studies at Level 1:
City and Guild
Level 1 in Land-based Studies.
Entry Level 3, Skills for Working Life.
Entry Level 2, Skills for Working Life.
Exploring Horticulture, Entry Level 1 & 2.
As your Gardens and Plant Production experience develops you will undertake internal work experience to further your skills in a familiar internal setting. Consequently, as your horticulture skills become established you will be given an external work experience placement. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to get involved in projects such as Oswestry’s Britain in Bloom entry. In 2018 Oswestry won a Silver Gilt award in the competition.
We have strong links with local businesses who offer external work experience placements. These external opportunities will boost your confidence in work and social situations. We currently offer work experience placements with:
Follow Derwen College Garden Centre on Instagram and Twitter for a flavour of what you might be involved in as a student on the Gardens and Plant Production pathway:
Further information can be provided by the Admissions Team on: