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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 3.00

Start: 11/09/2018

Days / Times:

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, and it supports career development for those already working in the profession. It also provides a foundation for further learning or training in the field of horticulture.
 

Entry requirements

You need to have a keen interest in horticulture and garden design.

You should also have a Level 1 qualification in English and Maths.

Course Content

  • Understanding garden features, plant selection and planning 
  • Understanding the choice, establishment and maintenance of garden plants and lawns 
  • Understanding the production of outdoor vegetables and fruit 
  • Understanding protected environments and their use in plant cultivation 

How will I be assessed?

The course will be assessed throughout the duration to meet RHS criteria.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to provide:

  • Steel toe-capped boots
  • A drawing board, set squares, scale ruler and ink pens for drafting

What can I do after this course?

You could go on to the following qualifications:

  • RHS Garden Planning Level 3
  • RHS Practical Certificate Level 2 or Level 3

 

 

 

 

*** 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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Nathanael Confaloni

Nathanael Confaloni

Nathanael branches out to manage tree surgery business

Tree surgeon Nathanael Confaloni had an inkling that he could run a business, but somehow doubted that he ever would.
But after taking Horticulture Level 2 and 3 at Derby College, and with a little nudge from his lecturers, that is exactly what he is doing.
Nathanael, 24, got a love for gardening and landscaping from both of his green-fingered grandfathers. He decided to take Horticulture at Broomfield Hall. The Level 2 course – "it was really good" – gave him skills and knowledge in areas such as plant nursery, landscaping and plant stock.
He said Level 3 furthered his skills and gave him the option of going on to university. But during college, Nathanael had worked part-time with the landscaping and tree surgery business, MW Haspel. When he was offered a full-time job, he decided to go down that route, and also gained his qualifications for tree surgery.
After a period with another business, Nathanael accepted the opportunity to return and run and manage MW Haspel's tree surgery operation.Derby College had given him the skills and knowledge to set him on the road, with Level 3 giving him "a really helpful" insight into business management.
His dad also managed his own business, fitting security cameras and lights, which provided useful background knowledge. In future he said he may have the opportunity to take on the business entirely. And the best part of the job? The "awesome" views from the top of the tallest trees.

When I started at college I kind of thought of the idea of setting up on my own but didn't really think I would run a business. The lecturers gave me a little push and a bit of advice. Derby College was very important to me.


It's given me the skills and the knowledge I've got now. The lecturers were absolutely brilliant – all of them.

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