Practical Horticulture and Estates Skills (Hasting Campus)

City & Guilds Level 2 Qualification in Horticulture

Apply for 2024

Plumpton College is launching its first land-based course to the adult community of Hastings.  The Firs is a site very much in the development stage and we have designed a programme that will lead on the horticultural and wider estate developments.  This course will enable participants to learn new skills, gain a level 2 qualification and leave a lasting legacy in the development of Education Futures trust.

The course is designed to introduce learners to the land-based sector and highlight the impact a role in conservation and management has on our natural environment.  A combination of those all important practical skills that support the underpinning theory.

In conjunction with Education Futures Trust we have a site master plan that enable learners to gain real life working experience of developing an environment and transforming it for the benefit for those studying and the service users accessing the site.

Areas covered as part of this course:

  • Tree Planting
  • Care for planted areas
  • Grounds preparation techniques
  • Construct and maintenance of estate boundaries
  • Site surveys
  • Planting plans

On completion of the course students will gain a City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture

Course details

Dates & Location

18th April, 2024 - 6th June, 2024  (Thursday)


10:00 - 15:00

12 week course



Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Kit requirements – suitable outdoor work clothing and steel toe cap boots


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