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Duchy College

Horticulture

UCAS Code: D403

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

48 Tariff Points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

48 Tariff Points

UCAS Tariff

48

From acceptable level 3 qualifications, plus GCSE at grade C/ grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics. Alternatives at level 2 may be considered.

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Part-time | 2019

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.

**Possible Progressio**n (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
Researcher
Estate Garden Worker
Garden and Landscape Design Technician
Landscaper
Propagator
Horticultural Retailer
Glasshouse Technician
Municipal Parks and Gardens Worker
Nursery Stock Producer
Community Project Worker

Modules

Year 1 - Personal & Employability Skills Development - Research Skills - Introduction to Soil Science and Plant Nutrition - Introduction to Botany - Plant Use in the Landscape - Horticulture in Practice 1 (including work placement) Options: - Garden and Landscape Design 1: Foundation- Space, Place and User - Classification and Taxonomy Year 2 - Research Project - Plant Growth and Development - Plant Ecology - Horticulture in Practice 2 (including work placement) Options - Garden and Landscape Design 2: Planning and People - Garden Landscape Histories: Theories and Contexts - Plant Pathology - Ethnobotany Modules subject to availability

The Uni


Course location:

Eden Project

Department:

Horticulture

TEF rating:

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