Landscape Construction Courses 

Flex your green fingers with our Landscape Construction courses.


Our Landscape Construction courses include Horticulture and Gardening are designed for amateur gardeners to seasoned horticulturalists, so whether you want to indulge a hobby or get serious and carve out a career, we can help you to succeed.

Oaklands has been involved in horticultural training for over 60 years.  The campus is set in mature, landscaped gardens with a large range of plant specimens and has a good range if facilities to deliver its courses.

We offer courses from Entry Level 2 through to Level 3 where you will learn, how to prepare a garden plot,  plant propagation, tree and shrub planting, pruning, plant identification, soil cultivation, garden design and turf establishments.

We currently have a number of exciting horticulture projects underway. We have recently added a new 20-metre glasshouse and we are developing a plant nursery where all plants will be sown and grown by students.  We are also redesigning and replanting existing beds and borders around the college grounds.

If you aren’t sure how to achieve your career goals then why not try our new Career Toolkit. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000.

Click here if you want to find out more about a career in Horticulture and Gardening.

Skills for Working Life in Horticulture 17/18-FLTH3A1F/1

The course is 1 year long (35 taught weeks) The full course title is NPTC Entry Level Diploma in Skills for Working Life - Land-based (land and plants) (Entry 3) This course is designed to be mainly a hands on introduction to Horticulture. You will take part in many practical activities...Read more

Fees POA
Level
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
C&G Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture 17/18-DP2HOA1F/1

The course will be 1 year in duration (35 weeks of learning). The course will cover a wide range of subjects including, soil and plant science, plant propagation, surveying, plant identification, establishment and maintenance of plants, site plans and hard landscaping.Read more

Fees POA
Level Full Level 2
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs with 3 points or at Grade D or above or completion of a related Level 1 qualification
C&G Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies... 17/18-FLTHOA1F/1

The full title of the qualification is City and Guilds/NPTC Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Land Based Studies (0361-01). The course is 1 year (35 weeks in duration) This qualification provides a flexible introduction to the horticultural industry that can be achieved...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs with 2 points or at Grade E or above or an entry level qualification
C&G L2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture... 17/18-DP2PHA1F/1

The course is designed to develop prativcal skills and an understanding of horticulture practices to develop your career in various land based jobs.Read more

Fees POA
Level Full Level 2
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs with 3 points or at Grade D or above or completion of a related Level 1 qualification
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture 17/18-DP3HOA1F/1

The course will be 2 years in duration and will cover a wide range of subjects including plant and soil science, plant propagation, plant identification, surveying, principles of garden design and planting, establish and maintenance of plants, establishment and maintenance of garden...Read more

Fees POA
Level Full Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 18/09/2017
Duration 2-Year
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs with 4 points or at Grade C or above or completion of a related Level 2 qualification