Horticulture at East Durham College
There’s more to horticulture than just gardening – training in horticulture can open the door to a whole new world with opportunities from hands-on gardening to plant science and research, from designing parks to international careers in botanical gardens. At East Durham College, we offer a range of part-time horticulture courses and horticulture apprenticeships to help you pursue a career in this industry. Below you’ll find a selection of career options and the courses that’ll get you there too.View our Horticulture Courses
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 MaintenancePart-Time
RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and PlantingPart-Time
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.View All Events
Houghall October Come to College Open Evening
Houghall October 31st Come to College Open Evening
Houghall November Come to College Open Evening
Horticulture Job Stats
£12 to 17k
Average Salary (Gardeners)
Job Openings Per Year (Gardeners)
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…
After studying a landscaping course at EDC, I’m now working on gardens all around the North East and loving it!
East Durham College Houghall Campus in Durham
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Where Will a Land-Based Course Take You?
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