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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 3.00

Start: 14/09/2021

Days / Times: Tuesday 09:15 to 12:30

Concessions: 850.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification provides a route to employment in professional horticulture by assessing your 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 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

 

 

 

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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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Jamie Juffs

Jamie Juffs

Former horticulture apprentice Jamie is gardener at Lost Gardens of Heligan

Former Derby College Group Horticulture apprentice Jamie Juffs has clinched a full time job as an ornamental gardener at Cornwall’s historic Lost Gardens of Heligan.
 
One of the UK’s most popular gardens, the 200-acre Heligan estate has its own microclimate and is home to a rare national collection of unique plants including veteran camellias and ancient rhododendrons.
 
In his new job in Horticulture, Jamie will be involved in developing and restoring the gardens, working exclusively with plants.
 
Jamie, who is 21, recently completed a four-year apprenticeship based at Broomfield Hall after achieving a distinction * in his level 2 diploma in Horticulture.
 
His love of gardening began while he was still at school so, after GCSEs, he enrolled at Broomfield Hall to further his knowledge.
He said: “I really enjoyed my apprenticeship and, after completing level 2, I continued onto to level 3  The people at Broomfield are so lovely and friendly. I was able to try everything to do with horticulture there –fruit and vegetable gardening as well as working with flowers and ornamental plants.
 
I think the best part of my job at Broomfield Hall has been working with the volunteers. Broomfield is a big site and is developing its gardens, so there are a lot of people who volunteer.”
 
Jamie is excited to be starting his new job and to be doing what he likes best – planting and pruning  while also being part of a team.
 
He added: “I love working with plants and I enjoy working with people. I’m not sure where I’d like my horticulture career to lead as yet but I wouldn’t mind continuing to work in historic gardens or maybe running my own plant business one day.” 

“I really enjoyed my apprenticeship and, after completing level 2, I continued onto to level 3  The people at Broomfield are so lovely and friendly. I was able to try everything to do with horticulture there –fruit and vegetable gardening as well as working with flowers and ornamental plants.


 I think the best part of my job at Broomfield Hall has been working with the volunteers. Broomfield is a big site and is developing its gardens, so there are a lot of people who volunteer.”

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