City & Guilds level 2 Diploma

Apply now


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: HOP053/003

Entry Requirements:

An interest in the subject

Dates & Location:

Start date: 20/02/2017 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Time: 9:30 - 16:00
Site: Stanmer Park


1 day a week for 16 weeks


Learning Level: Level 2

Aged 16-18£0
Aged 19-23 and do not hold a level 2 qualification in any subject£0
Aged 19 – 23 and holds a level 2 + qualification in any subject£995
Aged 24+ (on the first day of the course)£995
Unemployed, looking for work and on state benefit£0


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.

Talk to us

Not quite ready to apply yet? We are happy to discuss courses and help you find the perfect fit.

Arrange a callback

Other courses that may interest you