Cornwall College Duchy College Bicton College Falmouth Marine School CCB Training

FdSc Horticulture

Level 5

Bookmark       Download Handbook

Key Info

Learning Area   Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   2 Years
Institution Code   C78


Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Eden Project
Start Date   21/09/2021
UCAS Code   D403


Course Type   University
Location   Eden Project
Start Date   20/09/2022
UCAS Code   D403

Horticulture is a modern, professional vocation that influences our environment, how we eat, how we relax, our health, life expectancy and well-being. This programme is offered at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall and has been designed specifically to allow you to explore many aspects of horticulture including applied science, sustainability and design. It provides opportunities to gain and reflect on practical experience in two distinct work placements. The programme will also provide you with the skills and experience to prepare for an interesting, exciting and rewarding career which embraces tradition, technology and innovation.

Both the programme of study and student experience are greatly enhanced through the collaboration between Cornwall College and the Eden Project. The range of resources including Eden’s own plant collections, growing environments, nursery and dedicated teaching facilities, coupled with the nationally renowned micro-propagation research facility, provide a world-class platform from which this exciting and stimulating programme will be delivered.

You will quickly become integrated within the Eden Project and, in addition to attending the carefully designed taught modules, will have the opportunity to apply and develop a wide range of practical skills by participating in activities in the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, the outdoor garden and nursery crop production facility. As well as benefiting from working alongside Eden’s skilled and specialist horticulturalists, you will also undertake a work placement within another commercial enterprise.

In the final year of your study you will undertake a piece of novel research, for which it is encouraged to make full use of the available facilities to explore industry-related issues, that will enhance your CV on successful completion of the course.

  What You Will Learn

Indicative Module Year 1:
- Personal & Employability Skills Development
- Research Skills
- Introduction to Soil Science & Plant Nutrition
- Introduction to Botany
- Plant Use in the Landscape
- Horticulture in Practice 1 (including work placement)

Options:
- Garden & Landscape Design 1: Foundation - Space, Place & User
- Classification & Taxonomy


Indicative Module Year 2:
- Research Project
- Plant Growth & Development
- Plant Ecology
- Horticulture in Practice 2 (including work placement)

Options:
- Garden & Landscape Design 2: Planning & People
- Garden Landscape Histories: Theories & Contexts
- Plant Pathology
- Ethnobotany

  Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

  Progression

Possible Progression (subject to availability):
BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Plant Science)* final year at the Eden Project
BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design)* final year at the Eden Project

* Note that entry to these programmes is by accredited prior learning and may require bridging work

Possible Careers:
Commercial Crop Producer
Researcher
Estate Garden Worker
Garden and Landscape Design Technician
Landscaper
Propagator
Horticultural Retailer
Glasshouse Technician
Municipal Parks and Gardens Worker
Nursery Stock Producer
Community Project Worker

  Gallery


  Stats


 

  Tags


# Horticulture # Plant # EdenProject

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Download as PDF

  Related Events

Taster Day at Duchy College Rosewarne

Taster Day at Duchy College Rosewarne

27 October 2021, 10:00-15:00


Read More

Open Event at Duchy College Stoke Climsland

Open Event at Duchy College Stoke Climsland

27 November 2021, 10:00-12:00


Read More

Open Event at Duchy College Rosewarne

Open Event at Duchy College Rosewarne

27 November 2021, 10:00-12:00


Read More

  Related News

Students have ‘summit’ on their mind

Students have ‘summit’ on their mind

27th May 2021


Students at colleges in Cornwall are sending a message to the world’s leaders through a series of videos titled ‘#heyG7’.

Read article

Minister praises college for ‘innovative’ eco agenda

Minister praises college for ‘innovative’ eco agenda

24th May 2021


A senior government minister has praised a Cornish college group for its innovation in the sustainable agriculture sector ahead of the G7 leader’s summit this June.  

Read article

MP in fact-finding mission to Duchy College Stoke Climsland

MP in fact-finding mission to Duchy College Stoke Climsland

13th May 2021


A senior politician with strong links to the farming industry has visited a leading agricultural college to see how local employment needs are being met. 

Read article

Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

12th April 2021


A leading local college is renewing its focus on sustainability by hosting many of Cornwall’s most influential voices from the environmental movement in a series of talks and workshops. 

Read article

Virtual event showcases land-based college opportunities

Virtual event showcases land-based college opportunities

17th March 2021


Those considering a career in a land-based industry are in luck as specialist training provider Duchy College hosts a virtual showcase of its two incredible campuses.

Read article

  Similar Courses

HNC/HND Garden & Landscape Design

Level 4 • Part-time • Eden Project


Based in specialist facilities at Cornwall’s Eden Project this programme is designed for those with an emerging passion for garden and landscape design. It will enable you to pursue a career within this creative industry and will also appeal to those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of garden and landscape design for more holistic reasons. The programme integrates the creativity of art and design with a core understanding of horticulture, earth sciences and landscape technology. We recognise the world of garden and landscape design is diverse so you will work together with a specialist teaching team to reflect the need for graduates to have a wide range of skills. This team includes award-winning garden designers, artists, landscape architects, design historians and horticulturalists all of which combine private practice alongside their teaching commitments and have significant industry experience. Students under the tutelage of the current team have won numerous awards including the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young Designer of the Year, three times in the last five years, and the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Student Designer of the Year Award, three times in the past six years, latest awarded to recent HND graduate Jo Midwinter in 2015. Through real or ‘live’ projects during the course you will learn how to create stimulating and thought-provoking spaces in a variety of locations – from private gardens to public landscapes – whilst at the same time developing your own unique design identity and philosophy. Clients students have worked with recently include Truro Cathedral, The Pengersick Castle Trust, The Eden Project, The Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust and the Potager Garden. The HND in particular emphasis is placed upon professional practice, design communication and user-focused design. Alongside subject specialists you will study how to progress design concepts and ideas related to contemporary user group themes such as design for the elderly, health and well-being, therapy and social inclusion.

View course

Horticulture Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Eden Project


Plants play an incredibly important role in all our lives by providing us with oxygen and food sources. As a horticulturalist you will need to use your scientific knowledge of plants and soil to grow a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, shrubs, flowers and grass. Our courses will give you all the in-depth knowledge you need to start your career, with the option of continuing on to university study with one of our degrees at the iconic Eden Project. As a modern horticulturalist you’ll need a range of skills including; scientific knowledge of plants, soil, pest and diseases and a wide variety of practical skills such as planting, pruning and hard landscaping. This level 3 course is for learners who are interested in developing the specific technical and professional skills and knowledge that will lead to meaningful employment in the horticulture industry. Learners will explore a wide range of industry areas. This is typically a two year full-time course. It equips you with the core skills and knowledge to enter employment in the horticultural industry. You would take this qualification if you really enjoy the practical aspects of working in a horticultural setting. Employment opportunities that may arise from doing this qualification are very much ‘operative’ roles i.e. hands-on.

View course

Technical Certificate In Floristry

Level 2 • Full-time • Eden Project


This City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floristry is perfect for you if you are looking to start a career within the floristry industry. If you like to interact with others, be creative and are keen to develop practical, technical floristry skills, then this qualification is for you You willl love the supportive, friendly teaching in a beautiful campus and opportunities to develop your creativity.

View course

Duchy College https://www.duchy.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DC-EDEN-HORTICULTURE-STUDENTS-IN-BIOME-4-scaled.jpg Horticulture, Plant, EdenProject