Practical Horticulture Skills - Level 2 Diploma

Course Overview

This qualification is aimed at learners looking to start a career within the horticultural industry. This is a hands-on, practical qualification and focusses on the skills necessary to progress into a career in horticulture. 

Added March 2020

Entry Requirements

There are no prior qualifications needed.

Course Delivery

There are no compulsory topics that you will need to complete however, this qualification contains a very wide range of optional subjects such as:

  • lay hard surfaces for external landscaping
  • assess soil texture and condition
  • plant a tree
  • plant a container for seasonal display
  • prune deciduous spring-flowering shrubs
  • prune soft fruit bushes and cane fruits
  • propagate plants by stem cuttings
  • repair damaged turf
  • use a pedestrian controlled rotary cultivator

The qualification is assessed by observation of practical performance and questioning. Students must also produce a written portfolio of evidence to support underpinning knowledge and understanding. 

Additional Information

There is a £40 fee for safety clothing which students are required to wear whilst doing practical tasks.

Course deliverable in Welsh: