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Practical Horticulture Skills Level 2 Diploma

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Select Status Course Code Date Duration Time Location Costs
EnquirePlease Enquire L200147O/1 Mon 9 Sep 2024 31 Weeks 09:30 - 15:00
The Good Shepherd Centre £ 557*
Exam: £100

* Fee remission may be available for this course, visit Fees and Funding for further information

This qualification is aimed at you if you are looking to start a career within the horticultural industry. This is a very practical qualification and focuses on the skills necessary to progress into a career in horticulture.

This course contains a very wide range of optional subjects in areas that could include:

  • 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
  • Maintain indoor plants
  • Prune soft fruit bushes and cane fruits
  • Propagate plants by stem cuttings
  • Repair damaged turf
  • Use a pedestrian controlled rotary cultivator
  • Identify plants by botanical name
  • Identify damage caused by plant pests

Further Study

  • Horticulture at Level 3


  • Gardener
  • Garden centre worker
  • Nursery worker

Part-time courses are term-time only.
See our term dates for further information.

Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £20,319 (£23,400 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations).

Distance Learning call 01756 693 800 or email

Courses in the community call 01756 693 800 or email

All other Part-time courses call 01756 693 309 or email

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