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Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills

In Wakefield

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  • Typology

    Vocational qualification Level 2

  • Location


  • Duration

    1 Year

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Horticulture is the industry and science of plant cultivation including the process of preparing soil for the planting of seeds, tubers, or cuttings. Horticulturists work and conduct research in the disciplines of plant propagation and cultivation, crop production, plant breeding and genetic and plant physiology. It has recently been reported that there is a shortage of workers with skills in horticulture. Our Level 2 programme of study is designed to develop further the skills learnt at level 1 although it would also be suitable for some learners to start at this level and to prepare for progression to a level 3 qualification in horticulture.

All practical activities involve cultivating and maintaining college grounds at the City Campus where students will also study theory subjects. There will be opportunities to also work on external projects.




Wakefield (West Yorkshire)
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Margaret Street, WF1 2DH


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Career Opportunities On completion of the course it could lead to employment in the following areas: Agricultural/Horticultural Technician, Gardener, Horticultural Garden Centre Worker or Landscaper.

5 GCSEs at A*-D (or new grade 9-3) OR Level 1 Horticulture qualification

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  • IT
  • English
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Science
  • Plant Biology
  • Maths
  • Physiology
  • Cultivation
  • Plant Engineering
  • Skills and Training
  • Skills and Training
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Course programme

What you will Study
Units that you will study include: Prepare ground or area for planting Plant out container-grown plants Plant a tree Care for a planted area Plant a container for seasonal display Plant out plants in rows by hand Propagate plants indoors from seed Sow seeds outdoors by hand Propagate by grafting Propagate plants by stem cuttings Produce a garden design/produce a planting plan
How you will Learn
For the equivalent of two days a week you will be working on the practical elements of the course where you will learn by building skills and professional techniques and knowledge working on developing and maintaining college grounds. You will be required to work as a team and develop your own personal skills as well as gain an understanding of background theory that you can put into practice. You will also develop your skills in maths and English delivered by specialist staff. There will also be an opportunity to complete a period of work experience.
Course Structure
Classroom based: 20% Practical work: 80%
How you will be Assessed
For each of the units there will be a practical observation and some short questions to answer.

Additional information

Please contact our Course Information Team on 01924 789111 to discuss further details.

Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills

Price on request