Starts: September 2020 subject to validation
Duration: full-time over 2 years or part-time over 4 years
Available at: Enfield
Fees: 2018 applicants £6,000 per year.
Green spaces are seen by many as the heart and lungs of our cities and the only opportunity that most people have of connecting with nature and the living world. Studies repeatedly show that trees, parks and gardens significantly benefit wildlife, health and wellbeing, community cohesion, civic pride and tolerance – which in turn results in crime reduction. Greener cities will allow us to mitigate the impacts of climate change and pollution and help reverse the declines observed in recent decades to biodiversity. Our foundation degree will help you make a difference as you learn how to create and manage the green spaces of the future.
Cover the practical skills and theory of this diverse profession, gaining a robust knowledge of horticulture and urban horticulture and complete a 300 hour internship with a horticultural business.
Year 1 Level 4 subjects covered:
- plant development and knowledge
- fundamental horticultural knowledge
- social and landscape evolution
- biodiversity and conservation management
- community working, marketing and events
- professional skills development
Year 2 Level 5 subjects covered:
- advanced horticultural management
- urban landscapes and trees
- people and volunteer management
- estates and facilities management
- business and entrepreneurship
- industry experience (150 hours)
Applicants should confirm their ability to study on a foundation degree by presenting evidence of:
- a minimum of grade 4 at GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent Level 2 qualifications) and 56 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications
- substantial relevant experience (considered individually where UCAS tariff is not met)
- for full-time study apply online through the UCAS website
- for part-time study apply via the RAU
What next after your course:
Successful completion of our Foundation Degree in Urban Green Space Management (Horticulture) will:
- enable you to top-up to a BSc at another institution
- ensure you meet industry standards for professional occupational competences to work as an employee or manager in urban open/green spaces management for commercial companies or Local Authorities, Heritage Lottery Funded Green Space Projects, for Architects, Engineering and Building companies, Community Based projects, landscape or horticulture industry as an employee or self-employed, urban spaces designer, landscape manager, landscape technician, gardener, horticulturalist, contracts manager, gardens adviser, horticultural consultant or horticultural lecturer.
Apply online via the UCAS website here
Last updated: 18 Sept 2019