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Certificate in Practical Horticulture Skills Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2022

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2022, Part Time


This qualification is aimed at anyone aged 19 or over wishing to develop their practical skills in Horticulture and who would perhaps like to progress to employment within the Horticulture industry. This is a one year course, where learners attend college for a day a week, over 36 weeks. The Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills qualification covers a very wide range of Units relating to Horticulture (49 units in total).
Candidates must successfully complete all parts of the assessment for each unit chosen.

The list of Units studied could include (but is not limited to):

Prune and train wall shrubs and climbing plants
Apply fertiliser to plants
Identify plants by botanical name
Design a show garden
Propagate plants by stem cuttings
Maintain a garden pond
Draw up a two dimensional site survey
Produce a planting plan
Assess soil texture and condition

Entry Requirements

Open to applicants aged 19 and over. There are no specific prior achievements required to take this qualification, and you may or may not have had previous experience in Horticulture. This qualification allows the learner to develop and practise the skills required for employment and progression within the wide and varied Horticulture sector.


Assessment is by observation of practical performance and underpinning knowledge questioning by an oral/written task.

Career Progression

Gardener, Garden Centre worker, Plant Nursery assistant, Groundsman


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