Level 2 Technical Qualification in Horticulture

Start Date

10/09/2018

Total Fees

£1,575.00

This course is designed to allow students interested in a career in the rural sector to develop the confidence, ability and skills they need whilst studying or working.

The College’s excellent land-based facilities ensure our students develop good vocationally practical and employability skills. The course will make use of Broadview Gardens and the Court lane site, where new gardens are being implemented.

Students are able to access a range of additional learning support, based on need. A range of employability skills will be developed whilst on the course including practical skills, communication, and land-based specific knowledge, and development of ICT skills.

Students benefit from a wide range of links with commercial nurseries, research institutes, organic producers, public and privately owned gardens as well as exposure to the retail world through our onsite garden centre. The College is also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society; NCCPG and the Hardy Plant Society.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

The following are examples of some of the topics students can expect to study within the course:

• Establish and maintain plants outdoors
• Understand the basic principles of plant science
• Understand the basic principles of soil science
• Work experience
• Construct landscape foundations and surfaces
• Introduction to plant selection
• Introduction to plant nomenclature terminology and identification
• Participate in propagation techniques
• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

Assessment is through a range of styles including practical assessments, photographic and video evidence logs, workbooks and written assignments.

Steel toe capped waterproof boots, secateurs, appropriate outdoor all weather clothing and Hadlow Horticultural livery.
FEES EXPLAINED
  • CAMPUS

    Hadlow Campus

  • 1 Year

    Full time

  • £1,575.00

Awarding body

City and Guilds Land Based Services (Formerly NPTC)

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs C-D / 4-3 Grade or equivalent (Level 1 Diploma), which must include GCSE in English OR maths A-D / 9-3 Grade or equivalent.