Level 2 Horticulture

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Horticulture & Plant Science HR220A01/24/1 Further Education

Course Information

Horticulture is a local, national and global industry that needs more people and this course is an ideal entry point for school leavers. It is designed to build on your natural enthusiasm and give you a broad understanding of the basic principles and practices of horticulture whilst working and studying in the Kingston Maurward College Grade 2 listed gardens. It is suitable for people with a variety of skills and interests from the creative and scientific to the energetic or entrepreneurial.

This course offers a balance of both practical and theory and is the perfect preparation for those learners who wish to progress onto the Level 3 Horticulture course or for those who wish to enter the horticulture, arboriculture, greenkeeping, landscaping and other plant-based green industries.


  • Level 2 Horticulture
Course Content
  • Commercial gardening and landscaping, including garden design and hard landscaping
    Plant naming, identification, selection and science
    Preparation, planting and maintenance of plants
    Care, maintenance and use of tools, equipment and machinery
    Horticultural business practices
    Commercial gardening and landscaping
    Health and safety & Working in the horticultural industry
    English and maths for students who do not have GCSE grades 4 or Level 2 Functional Skills.
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs minimum grade 3, including English and maths. You will be required to complete a weekly work placement and must have a keen interest in the subject. Tetanus protection is recommended.
Next Steps
  • Level 3 Horticulture for students with a Distinction at level 2 .
Career Opportunities
  • Following further training: Landscape architect, plant specialist, garden designer, gardener for heritage gardens and estates, gardener in domestic settings plant nursery or garden centre worker.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
04-Sep-2024 20-Jun-2025 9.30 a.m. 3.45 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.

Materials Required

Basic stationery: calculator, pens, paper and lever arch files. Suitable outdoor clothing - the clothing must be suitable for environment, weather and time of year. Working clothes for a professional appearance including protective overalls. Steel toe capped work boots. Steel toe capped wellington boots. Hi-vis yellow vest, general work gloves. Department uniform: polo shirt and sweatshirt. Tetanus protection is recommended. All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager

What's next?

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