Horticulture Technical Certificate Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This is an ideal qualification for those wishing to gain an understanding of the basic principles and practices of horticulture, landscaping and gardening with a view to gaining employment in the industry. This course offers an exciting opportunity to develop core practical skills.

This course is delivered through classroom-based lessons, employer masterclasses, practical sessions and tutorials. You will be required to complete 150 hours of work experience across the year.

The course is divided into a number of units of study, which may include:

· Care, maintenance and use of tools, equipment and machinery

· Preparation, planting and maintenance of plants

· Plant naming, identification, selection and science

· Horticulture business practices

· Production techniques in horticulture

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through multiple choice exams, practical assessments, written assignments, presentations and projects.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course, you may wish to further your learning at the College by studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture or undertake an Apprenticeship in Horticulture. Alternatively, you could seek employment within the horticulture industry in a variety of settings including parks and green spaces, private gardens, plant nurseries or commercial growers.

Course Summary

Course Title Horticulture Technical Certificate Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to E or 9 to 2 range including
English and Maths, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification. Course entry is
subject to an initial assessment in English and Maths in order to determine the
appropriate level of study, and a successful interview is

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