Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture

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Learn all you need to know about the principles of horticulture this course, from home!

Whether you're a keen amateur gardener, thinking of a career change, or want to go further with your gardening business, you can now gain the skills in horticulture you need for success.

-Develop your scientific knowledge of plant classification and structure

-Understand how to optimise plant nutrition and health

-Learn how to apply your knowledge to plant selection and garden planning

-Discover how to grow outdoor fruit and vegetables within a garden environment

Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.


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5.0 10/01/2017
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4.0 01/04/2017
What I would highlight: The course and the materials are worth every penny
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4.0 01/12/2016
What I would highlight: I am obliged to a great lady, Alex. She has helped me all along my course and worth the cost. I really acknowledge the assistance and suggestion.
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5.0 02/12/2016
What I would highlight: Such helpful service and Alex surely responded to all my queries. I am all set to initiate a new course. I wish to achieve something with it. Much obliged once again Alex for her affable service and the support.
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What you'll learn on the course

Plant Science
Plant Biology
Plant Engineering
Plant Nutrition

Course programme

  • Unit 1: Plant Classification, Structure and Function
  • Unit 2: Plant Nutrition and the Root Environment
  • Unit 3: Maintaining Plant Health
  • Unit 4: Understanding Plant Propagation
  • Unit 5: Understanding Garden Features, Plant Selection and Planning
  • Unit 6: Understanding the Choice, Establishment and Maintenance of Garden Plants and Lawns
  • Unit 7: Understanding the Production of Outdoor Vegetables and Fruit
  • Unit 8: Understanding Protected Environments and their use in Plant Cultivation

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