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Horticulture Foundation Degree

Askham Bryan College
Length: 2 - 3 years
Study pace: Full time/part time
Education level: Foundation / Pathway program
Location: York
Language: English

Program description

Foundation Degree Horticulture

The Horticulture foundation degree programme is taught by Askham Bryan College's Department of Horticulture.

This foundation degree course is designed for students wishing to become first-line managers for the horticultural industry. The structure of the Horticulture foundation degree is vocationally based and provides a balance of practical work and scientific study.

This two year course focuses on the production and marketing of plants; from propagation to the raising of plants for the market or use in the landscape. Both years incorporate relevant work experience.

This degree is validated and awarded by Harper Adams University College.

Upon successful completion of the Horticulture foundation degree students can pursue the BSc (Hons) Sustainable Land Management programme and obtain their Honours Degree after only one additional year of study. Alternatively, graduates can work in local park departments, nurseries, botanical gardens and production nurseries (including nursery stock, bedding plant production and herbaceous nurseries).

Admission requirements

Students must meet the following entry requirements:

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or BTEC First Diploma with a minimum of 20 points plus a minimum of 80 UCAS points including study of 2 GCSE/VCE A levels to A2 or a BTEC National Diploma, may include Key Skills at level 2 or above plus a satisfactory reference.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Students that do not meet these criteria should consider the Extended Foundation Degree Introductory Year which will provide you with the necessary skills and entry requirements.

About school

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan College is one of the UK's foremost land-based colleges and provides education and training at all levels from introductory courses for school leavers right up to honours degrees. The college, previously Yorkshire Institute of Agriculture, was founded in 1948...

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Contact info

Askham Bryan College

Askham Fields Lane
YO23 3FR York
United Kingdom

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