Course Title: Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horticulture
Course Code: HR220

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Full time

Horticulture is a local, national and global industry that needs more people and this course is an ideal entry point for school leavers. It is designed to build on your natural enthusiasm and give you a broad understanding of the basic principles and practices of horticulture whilst working and studying in the Kingston Maurward College Grade 2 listed gardens.

It is suitable for people with a variety of skills and interests from the creative and scientific to the energetic or entrepreneurial.

The course offers a balance of both practical and theory and is the perfect preparation for those learners who wish to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture course or for those who wish to enter the horticulture, greenkeeping, landscaping and other plant-based green industries.



Technical Certificate in Horticulture

Course Content

Units include:
Health and safety for land-based industries
Working in the horticultural industry
Plant naming, identification, selection and science
Preparation, planting and maintenance of plants
Care, maintainence and use of tools, equipment and machinery
Horticultural business practices
Commercial gardening and landscaping
English and maths for students who do not have GCSE grades 4/C or Level 2 Functional Skills.

Next Steps

Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeship in Horticulture

Career Opportunities

Following further training: Landscape architect, plant specialist, garden designer, gardener for heritage gardens and estates, gardener in domestic settings plant nursery or garden centre worker.