Despite the challenges of lockdown, RHS students studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) have risen to the challenge of online learning and developed the key skills needed to succeed in the horticulture world.
It has been a particularly successful year for the College’s RHS students, some have progressed onto further training opportunities, whilst many other students have started their own businesses as people across the country discover the benefits of sowing and growing.
Chloe Knight has won a prestigious 3-year traineeship on the Historic & Botanic Garden Training programme, after successfully completing her RHS Level 3 diploma at BTC. She is looking forward to working at a range of the finest historic gardens over the three years. Adam Tickhill is shortly to commence a post at RHS Wisley, for their Level 3/4 Diploma in Horticultural Practice Studentship. Lisa Whaley has also won a 3-year traineeship with the Professional Gardeners Guild at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, whilst Elspeth Hutchings is shortly taking up a post with the Edibles Team at the stunning RHS Rosemoor.
Nigel Cox, Land Based Course Leader and RHS Professional Associate commented,
Our RHS programmes at Level 2 and 3 provide the perfect basis for a career in horticulture. In the last few years the numbers on these nationally recognised programmes have steadily increased and it is so satisfying to see how many of our students go on to work in the horticulture industry with all the opportunities that are available.
For more information about RHS courses at Bridgwater & Taunton College call 01278-441234 or visit our website.