BTCC Advanced Practical Horticultural Skills - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

A practical course for the amateur gardener or those who wish to develop their horticultural knowledge and skills without undertaking end of year assessments. The advanced course builds on foundational horticultural knowledge to allow for the development of practical skills and techniques at a higher level.

The BTCC Advanced Practical Horticultural skills course will include the following content:

Plant Propagation: Seed, Vegetative, Budding, Grafting and other propagation techniques.

  • Care Of Plants: Planting & Aftercare, Training and Pest and Diseases
  • Plant Maintenance: Pruning and Aftercare of Plants
  • Plant Nutrition & Soils – Practical Soil Analysis, Plant Nutrition and Deficiencies.
  • Planning and Selection of Plants – Plant Identification & Classification, Planning and Designing
  • Management of Grass Surfaces

Who the course is for

Ideal for those who have studied a level 2 practical horticultural course, looking to use skills for their own interest or developing knowledge and application for future employment.

Additional costs

There may be some additional costs for organised trips.

Assessment Methods

No end of year assessment for this course.

Progression Options

Further L3 programmes; RHS L3 Diploma which includes; L3 certificate in practical horticulture, L3 Certificate in the Principles of plant growth, Garden Planning and Applied Propagation, Level 3 Award in Horticultural Investigation.

Course Summary

Course Title BTCC Advanced Practical Horticultural Skills
Entry Requirements

Level 2 Practical or Theory horticultural course, or previous experience within horticulture.

Attendance Requirements One session a week for 30 weeks on a Friday from 9.30 to 4.00 pm
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Once I complete my course, my dream is to work for The National Trust or travel and find employment in gardens abroad. The course has helped me see all the opportunities available to me, so I feel confident my future looks bright.

India Moule

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