Horticulture Technical Certificate Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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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 and is delivered through classroom-based lessons,practical sessions and tutorials.

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

You also complete one week work experience in the Autumn Term.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed 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 9 to 2 range including English and Maths or a
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 required.

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Once I complete my course, my dream is to work for The National Trust or travel and find employment in gardens abroad. The course has helped me see all the opportunities available to me, so I feel confident my future looks bright.

India Moule

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