City & Guilds level 2 Diploma
Our Part-time City & Guilds practical courses in Horticulture are designed to allow for progression from a Level 1 introductory short course through to a full Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture.
The Level 2 Diploma covers a wide range of horticultural practices for those with a keen interest in progressing their gardening skills.
This predominantly practical course covers an extensive range of horticultural tasks throughout the year. This course is designed for students who wish to learn practical skills and the knowledge behind them to a level of competence that will allow then to enter into unsupervised employment within the horticultural industry, or for amateur gardeners who wish to up-skill their own practice. Please note that due to the continual assessment within this course, a minimum of 90% attendance is required.
This course will cover many aspects of horticulture, including garden surveying and planning, fruit tree pruning, maintenance of climbers and wallshrubs as well as soil cultivation, plant establishment and plant maintenance.
Course code: HOP053/001 (September start)
Course code: HOP053/002 (February start)
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Previous experience is not necessary; a general interest in horticulture, plants and their requirements is all you need.
Steel toe capped boots are required for this course.
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Time: 9:30 - 16:00
Campus: Stanmer Park
2 days per week, Monday & Wednesday for 16 weeks
Learning Level: Level 2
Our horticulture facilities at Plumpton are pretty impressive. In fact you’ll get to experience one of the finest natural locations in the country, perfect for developing your creativity. Whether indoors or outdoors, you’ll be able to build your skills in an excellent environment.
- Discover our extensively planted areas on-site at Plumpton
As you build your knowledge, you’ll be able to gain a wide experience of being able to identify and maintain different plants.
- Experience our endangered plant collections at first hand
You’ll be able to experience our Black Poplars and National collection of Hebes, in addition to our endangered plant network connection with Kew Gardens.
- Grow plants all year round here
We’ve got an excellent large area under glass where you’ll be able to grow plants without the risk of the weather, up to a commercial level.
- Build even more skills at Plumpton
You’ll be able to develop your brickwork skills and paving at our large landscaping centre.
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