Horticulture Technical Diploma Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This is an ideal qualification if you wish 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.

Units may include:

  • Introduction to working in land-based industries
  • Introduction to plant and soil science
  • Horticulture work placement
  • Land-based machinery operations
  • Propagation techniques
  • Establish and maintain plants and seeds
  • Establish and maintain soft landscapes
  • Estate maintenance in horticulture

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

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 Foundation Diploma in Horticulture or start an Apprenticeship. Alternatively, you could seek employment within the industry in a variety of settings.

Course Summary

Course Title Horticulture Technical Diploma 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 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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