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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 34

Hours: 3.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Concessions: 600.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification provides a route to employment in professional horticulture by assessing knowledge of the principles underpinning horticultural practices. It also supports career development for those already working in the profession. In addition, it provides a foundation for further learning or training in the field of horticulture.

Entry requirements

You will need a keen interest in horticulture plus Maths and English at Level 1.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Plant propagation
  • Soil testing
  • Practical skills in establishing and maintaining a range of different plant forms
  • Care and pruning of plants
  • Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases, disorders and beneficial organisms
  • Vegetable gardening.

 

The qualification has a credit value of 15 and consists of seven units. Credits for the unit will be awarded to a candidate once they have reached the level of competency for all the specified tasks.

How will I be assessed?

The course will be assessed throughout to meet RHS criteria.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Steel toe-capped boots/wellingtons
  • Overalls
  • Secateurs
  • Wet weather clothing
  • Writing materials

What can I do after this course?

After the course, students can take the RHS Level 2 in Garden Planning and RHS theory. There is also the Level 3 Practical Certificate in Horticulture.

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to horticulture, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

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*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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About Broomfield Hall »

Callum Reeves

Callum Reeves

Callum’s horticultural career takes root

A loving grandfather’s gift of an allotment sowed the seeds of a growing career which is being nurtured by Derby College.

Calum Reeves was just eight when his grandad passed away and he inherited the plot they had spent hours together tending.

Now aged 18, Callum has a part-time job as a fruit and vegetable gardener at the National Trust-owned Clumber Park Estate, while working towards his Level 3 Diploma in Horticultural Studies at Broomfield Hall.

Callum has already gained a distinction at Level 2, and his achievements are all the more remarkable given he is dyslexic and left school with no GCSEs.

Without the help of the college I wouldn’t have got this nice job. I would have had no chance if the staff hadn’t been there to help me get my CV together.
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