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FdSc Horticulture

Level 5

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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   14/09/2021
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)

- 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)

- 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.


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
Estate Garden Worker
Garden and Landscape Design Technician
Horticultural Retailer
Glasshouse Technician
Municipal Parks and Gardens Worker
Nursery Stock Producer
Community Project Worker



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