On the Horticulture pathway you will enhance and develop your skills and understanding of this vocational area.Initially you will learn core horticulture skills at Derwen College. Core skills include plant production, customer service skills and employability skills. Sessions take place in our Walled Garden, Garden Centre and Garden Centre Courtyard.
Where appropriate you can gain accreditation in horticulture skills. From Agored Cymru Entry Level 1 Preparation for Work, to City & Guilds Land-based Studies at Level 1. Qualifications include:
City and Guilds –
Level 1 in Land-based Studies
Entry Level 3, Skills for Working Life
Entry Level 2, Skills for Working Life
Agored Cymru –
Exploring working in Horticulture (Entry 2)
Working in Horticulture (Entry 2)
Preparation for Work (Entry 1)
Horticulture (Entry 1)
As your horticulture experience develops you will undertake internal work experience to further your skills in a familiar internal setting. Consequently, as your skills develop 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:
How to Apply
For further information contact the Admissions Team on:
Tel: 01691 661234 ext 401 or Email: [email protected]