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Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture Skills City and Guilds

Horticulture and Garden Design
Horticulture and Garden Design
Horticulture and Garden Design

Appealing to a wide range of people, from the keen amateur gardener to those already working in the horticulture industry and those keen to progress their career. It is a very practical course with a wide range of units including preparing areas for planting, care of container plants and providing seasonal colour.

The hands on course will be run for one day a week for 20 weeks and you will benefit from practical work at different locations including our other local campuses.

At 20 weeks, this is shorter than the RHS course and is mainly practical with a mix of practical, oral and short written assessments throughout the course managed by your college tutors leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

Suitable career opportunities could be working as a gardener, in a garden centre, nursery, private or public garden, local authority or park.

Progression opportunities are onto the Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture, Level 2 Apprenticeship or dependent on your other qualifications and experience, a Level 3 qualification in horticulture either college or work based.

Course Duration:

Part Time

1 day a week for two terms. Total 20 weeks


Horticulture Skills Centre, Shooters Hill

Course Cost


Entry Requirements

An interest in the subject and a commitment to complete the assessments.

Start Dates

Wednesday 18th April 2018 to the end of November including a break for summer (Horticulture Skills Centre, Shooters Hill)

Available Clothing

Horticulture Hooded Top

Horticulture Polo Shirt (Purple)

Register your interest

If you’re interested in signing up for this course then leave your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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

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