Starts: September
Duration: part-time, 1 day per week over 1 year
Available at: Regent’s Park

This course will provide you with the necessary foundation, skills and knowledge to work in fruit and vegetable production, on community farms, gardens and allotments and to volunteer.
You will visit various fruit and vegetable production organisations.

Topics include:

  • assessing soil condition and preparing ground for sowing
  • training and pruning fruit trees
  • pruning of soft fruit bushes and cane fruits
  • planning crop cycle and production including harvesting
  • propagating from seed and stem cuttings
  • identifying damage caused by plant pests and diseases
  • different ways of growing including organic growing, No Dig and hydroponics etc.

Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for these courses. You do not need previous experience, just a willingness to learn. You will need to
undertake some independent study.
You may be asked to attend an interview to explore your interests, experience and ambitions.

What next?
Successful completion of these courses will:

  • enable you to progress to our Advanced Technical Certificate or Diploma in Horticulture (Level 3), our Advanced Diploma in Landscape Construction (Level 3), or an RHS Level 2 Certificate or Diploma
  • prepare you for employment in the landscaping and gardening industry
  • prepare you for voluntary work in: gardens, parks, charities, community gardens.

Last updated: 18 Sept 2019