Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills


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

Course Content - What will I learn?

The units are practically based and include:

  • Maintaining border and pruning techniques
  • Planting and propagation skills
  • Industry nursery skills
  • Maintain indoor crops
  • Plant a container for seasonal display


Am I right for the course?

You will need three GCSEs with 3 points or at Grade D or above or successful completion of a Level 1 Diploma in Horticulture or some experience within the industry.

What Next?

This course can lead to the L2 or L3 Diploma in Horticulture or Countryside Management.

For those of you wanting to go into employment, the aim of our Horticulture and Greenkeeping course(s) are to produce competent carers working within this creative field, with the potential to take up management positions after further experience.

Potential careers:

  • Arborist
  • Conservation Officer
  • Groundsperson
  • Hard Landscaper
  • Head Gardener
  • Horticulturalist
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Nursery Manager
  • Park Ranger
  • Plant Manager
  • Propagator

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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