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EL3 Award Occupational Studies for the Workplace - Horticulture Focused

  • Overview of the course

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    Thhis qualification is intended to be accessible to a wide range of learners of all abilities. Learners can develop a ‘hands-on’ approach to their learning and gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding in horticulture. The skills, knowledge and understanding gained may help learners prepare for work through real or simulated work situations and may contribute to preparing them for working life beyond the course.
    The NCFE Occupational Studies for the Workplace (Entry 3) qualification is intended to give learners a solid base from which to further develop their skills and learning.
  • What you'll learn

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    This course is focused on land based units, during the course you will learn how to care for plants and identify various seeds and bulbs in which you will undertake hand-on experience within the college and University grounds. Below are the two units you will undertake on this course:
    Introduction to propagation of plants
    Introduction to garden horticulture
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no entry requirements for this course and we welcome all learners who would like to gain new skills in horticulture and propagation of plants.
    You maybe required to undertake an informal discussion with your tutor to assess your suitability for the course.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be assess by a variety of methods from worksheets, group work, hands on experience which will culminate into a portfolio of evidence.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    If you would like to enrol on this course please visit one of our centres where our friendly staff will be able to assist you. Alternatively you can call Student Services on 01204482000 or visit our Community Learning Webpage on: https://www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/courses/community/
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to communitylearning@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our Tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the ‘apply’ button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details a Tutor will contact you by phone. Please be aware that our number will be displayed as unknown/private/withheld
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £157.00
    Other fees: £25.00
  • Future opportunities

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    Learners will be able to progress onto further/higher study in horticulture or floristry and will gain the skills employers look for.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update


    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.

    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):

    Helpline


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College


    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via safeguarding@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
  • Start Date:

    17/03/2021

  • End Date:

    23/06/2021

  • Time:

    09:15 - 12:45
    3.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    12 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre

  • Course Code:

    CR836-CLFS