Level 2 Technical Qualification in Horticulture


Hadlow Campus

Start Date


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.

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.

Once completed students can progress onto a Level 3 qualification in Horticulture or gain employment in a range of industry careers. Typical employers include local authorities, nurseries, garden centres, publicly and privately owned gardens, commercial landscaping companies.

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

    Hadlow Campus

  • 1 Year

    Full time

  • free for 16-18 year olds

  • 19+ FEES


  • Awarding body

    City & Guilds of London Institute

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.