Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Learning for Life)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Throughout this course, you will work across a range of parks and open spaces to create decorative areas, establish and maintain plants and prepare ground.

You will also have the opportunity to explore decorative horticulture practices, nursery and interior soft landscaping maintenance or greenkeeping, sports turf and sports ground maintenance.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
  • Developing personal performance and maintaining working relationships
  • Carry out ground maintenance activities
  • Landscape decorative areas
  • Use a range of equipment

In addition to the above, you will also have the opportunity to choose from the following:

  • Decorative horticulture practices
  • Nursery/interior soft landscaping maintenance
  • Greenkeeping/sports turf/sportsground maintenance and hard landscapes

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by project work and practical demonstrations. There are no formal exams.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have successfully achieved a level 1 Horticulture qualification.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2019), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated financial support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed this course, you may want to improve your skills and knowledge further by moving on to our level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture.

Alternatively, you could look for a job as an Amenity Horticulturist and begin your exciting new career in the great outdoors.

Ref: Rob Hogan

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