It’s science, but it’s also a little bit of magic. Join us on this short maths course where you will learn about how plants grow and develop. You will learn about cloning plants and photosynthesis, as well as the kind of maths that nature presents us with. If you are interested in Horticulture and want to develop your maths skills at the same time, this is the course for you.
What you will learn:
Biology of growing – germination, photosynthesis, feeding
Growing herbs and vegetables
What can this course lead to?
Functional Skills qualifications in English or Maths
Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture Skills
Course session dates
Wednesday 15 May 2024 to Friday 17 May 2024
Monday 24 Jun 2024 to Wednesday 26 Jun 2024
When does this start and end?
We have 2 different start dates for this course:
15 May 2024 - 17 May 2024
24 June 2024 - 26 June 2024
What are the entry requirements?
No formal qualifications are required to study this course. A willingness to learn is essential.
If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £25.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.
Most jobs require you to have Level 2 in English and Maths. These qualifications are important in jobs that are most employable in the South and West Yorkshire Regions such as Education and Health and Social Care sector.
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All staff are amazing always, and willing to help with anything you need. I’m still doing English and Maths but no longer struggle in any of the subjects. All this because of the tutors' support and the good friends I made here. Thank you so much.
Everyone I've met has been great, from the teaching staff to cleaning staff, all really friendly and welcoming. The gardens and grounds are amazing. I'm so glad to be able to study here.
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