Practical Horticulture

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

Apply for 2023

Get support with a new career in horticulture with our Level 2 diploma

Whether you have a passion for propagation, designing garden spaces or looking to build your understanding of plant/soil science, this course will give you the opportunity to learn through practical experience and assignment based work.

You will be studying on our Plumpton College Campus for 3 days a week, and will also be expected to take part in a work experience placement in the Horticulture industry. 

Course content:                                                                                                           

  •  Assess soil texture and condition                       
  • Care for a planted area                                       
  • Plant a container for seasonal display               
  • Prune deciduous spring-flowering shrubs         
  • Maintain indoor plants                                       
  • Plant out plants in rows                                     
  • Harvesting Plants                                             
  • Maintain indoor crops                                       
  • Propagate plants indoors from seed                 
  • Sow seeds outdoors by hand                             
  • Propagate plants by stem cuttings                     
  • Leaf and leaf petiole cuttings                             


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Course details

Dates & Location

September 2022


1 Year Course

Entry Requirements


  • You’ll need to have achieved 2 or more GCSEs between Grade 9-3 (previous grade structure grades A*-D)
  • Successful completion of a Level 1 course, having studied English, Maths and Science at GCSE Level

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered

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