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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 9

Hours: 3.00

Start: 23/09/2021

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

Concessions: 375.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Covering the principles of plant growth, propagation and development, this course comprises four units covering:

  • Plant classification
  • Structure and function
  • Plant nutrition and the root environment
  • Maintaining plant health and understanding plant propagation 

It also develops your plant identification skills.

Entry requirements

You need a very keen interest or a Level 2 Practical Certificate in Horticulture.

Course Content

  • Plant classification, structure and function - including taxonomy, plant physiology and processes e.g. respiration and photosynthesis
  • Plant nutrition and the root environment
  • Macro and micro-nutrients, soil science and plant growth
  • Plant identification
  • Methods of plant identification, including leaves, flowers, fruit etc.
  • Maintaining plant health
  • Pests, diseases and control measures

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via set work and methods such as electronic quizzes. There is the use of Microsoft teams for virtual tutorials.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?


What can I do after this course?

You could consider the RHS Level 2 Garden Planning qualification.



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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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