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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 »

Dan Brennen

Dan Brennen

Set to flourish in landscape gardening

Former Horticulture learner Dan Brennen flew the flag for Broomfield Hall by scooping a gold medal in the WorldSkills UK final – after building a garden in just 18 hours. Dan, now studying Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield, impressed industry experts who judged his efforts at the Skills Show held at the NEC.
There to represent Derby College, he was part of a team which built a garden from scratch, including laying block paving and slabs, building raised beds, installing a water feature and planting.
Dan’s success gave him the chance to work with a specialist training team to prepare for a further WorldSkills challenge in Northern Ireland – so he gained even more skills to take forward into his working life.

Being part of WorldSkills was a fantastic experience and I’ve learnt so much. The additional training I’ve done as part of the competition will earn me a Level 4 qualification which, along with my degree, will hopefully greatly improve my job prospects after university.


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