Level 2 Workbased Diploma in Amenity Horticulture – Adult Skills Offer



This course is open to students aged 19 to 23 studying for their first full level 2 qualification.

The course is delivered in your workplace using a mix of learning that involves use of the College online learning platform and Assessor guidance. There is not normally a need for learners to attend College other than for an interview and initial assessment.

Course Content - What will I learn?

The topics covered in the diploma include turf maintenance, health and safety in the workplace, self-development, maintenance of turf surfaces (e.g. top dressing, aeration etc.) machinery use and maintenance, maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems, preparing of ground and establishment of grass areas etc.


Am I right for the course?

You will be self-motivated and able to access online learning materials via the internet. You will also have the full support of your employer with regard to enrolling on this course.

To apply for the Level 2 via this route you must be aged 19 to 23 and this must be your first full level 2 qualification. You need to be in paid employment at a Golf Course or Sports Turf venue and be able to carry out a range of maintenance activities in the workplace.

Success in the programme will be based on practical competence in the workplace and underpinning knowledge. Students must complete a portfolio of evidence to support their competence. There is no exam for this course.

There is no additionality for this course, however pesticide application certificates PA1 and 2 or 6, a 1st aid qualification would both be useful additions to help pass the course (note these are not included as part of the level 2 course)

Your assessors will be staff who have extensive backgrounds in the spots turf industry as well as in teaching and assessing workbased qualifications.

What Next?

This award will give you a level 2 qualification. On completion of this course and assuming suitable experience and skills you can progress onto the City and Guilds Level 3 Workbased Diploma in Sportsturf Management.

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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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