East Durham – Horticulture – Land Based Careers

EDC Horticulture Courses

View our range of part-time horticulture courses taught at Houghall in Durham below.

Horticulture Courses Available at East Durham College

NCFE Level 1 Award in Exploring Occupational Studies for the Workplace (Garden Horticulture)

Part-Time

NCFE Level 1 Award in Occupational Studies for the Workplace (Wildlife and Conservation)

Part-Time

NPTC Foundation Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1)

Part-Time

RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance

Part-Time

RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting

Part-Time

Horticulture Apprenticeship

Part-Time
Upcoming Events

We have a range of events including open days and taster sessions that allow students to experience life at college. Here are three of our upcoming events.

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Houghall October Come to College Open Evening

10/10/2018 5-7PM
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Houghall October 31st Come to College Open Evening

31/10/2018 5-7PM
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Houghall November Come to College Open Evening

28/11/2018 5-7PM
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Where Careers Grow

East Durham College’s 476 acre Houghall estate with conservation areas, woodland, nature trails, farmlands and sports fields makes it the perfect place to study horticulture.

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Horticulture Job Stats

£12 to 17k

Average Salary (Gardeners)

4,972

Job Openings Per Year (Gardeners)

56% Male

44% Female

Student Testimonials

The course has opened my eyes to what else is out there. I’ve always wanted to work with plants and thanks to Houghall, I now know so much more about the industry…

- James Botherwell

After studying a landscaping course at EDC, I’m now working on gardens all around the North East and loving it!

- Lizzie Fainhurst

Campus Information

It’s time to grow your career in horticlture with East Durham College’s Houghall campus in Durham! Our amazing horticulture facilities include:

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Over 80 years of delivering land-based tuition
Commercial garden centre, open to members of the public
Formal gardens around the campus are tended to by horticulture students
Commercial garden centre, open to members of the public
Sports pitches and fields for grounds work
Formal gardens around the campus are tended to by horticulture students
Arboretum and pinetum with extremely rare trees
Over 80 years of delivering land-based tuition
Woodland trails, conservation areas and woodlands with many plant species
Potting shed, glasshouses and horticulture/science labs
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Horticulture Videos

East Durham College Houghall Campus in Durham

Take a tour of the amazing facilities available at East Durham College's Houghall Campus.

Where Will a Land-Based Course Take You?

Houghall gives you all of the tuition and facilities you need to pursue your dream career outside.

A Day in The Life of a Garden Designer

How does Heritage Garden Specialist Selina carry out her gardening duties every day?

READY TO THINK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE OUTSIDE?

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about your future, please get in touch.