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Diploma Level 2

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 2
Start date Sep 2024
Duration 1 year

Our Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture provides you with practical horticultural techniques and skills. If you are interested in developing your knowledge of garden design and landscaping or in the business of growing ornamental plants, fruits or vegetables, this course is the right one for you.

Our Horticulture students have access to an exciting range of specialist resources at the College. You will use our fully equipped glasshouse and laboratory facilities for practical lessons such as coppicing and propagation and theory such as plant and soil sciences.

We have specialist workshops equipped with tools and resources and a dedicated studio for the development of computer aided design. With access to our extensive estate, guided by our specialist staff and expert guest lecturers, you will work in our small scale gardens and build landscape features as a part of garden design.

Through practical and theoretical learning you will develop your experience in maintaining landscapes, estates and green spaces. Guided by our expert lecturers you will find out more about plant propagation, plant and soil science, and machinery maintenance and operation. Additionally you will work closely with a range of landscape machinery to shape the environment around campus, learning to correctly identify a range of plants.

This is a full time course taking place on three full days per week. There will be a mix of practical and theoretical work which are split into two hour lessons. You will have regular breaks including a lunch break.

Vocational and professional qualifications are taught through college based theory and practical lessons with further learning and understanding developed via directed self-study. Assessment consists of internally set coursework and assignments, although some professional and vocational qualifications may require the achievement of externally set assessments.

A Level 2 Diploma will give you the chance to progress on to one of our Level 3 courses, or an apprenticeship. Alternatively, you may go onto be an assistant gardener, groundsman, nursery person, production horticulturist, garden product sales person, or land-based machinery operator.

Four GCSEs at grade 2-3 (D-E) or above or a Level 1 Diploma in a related subject.