The Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture will enable you to design and maintain gardens, borders and tree and shrub schemes. It will also give you other horticultural skills including hard landscaping and pesticide use.
For this course you will need to have a Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture or - if you are a mature learner - demonstrate a very keen interest in the subject.
The course will be made up of:
There is also a part of the course where the students survey, design and build a garden at College or within the community.
The programme leads to NPTC Certificates in:
Work experience includes an option to take a RHS Practical Certificate, plus Besafe training and experience with brush cutters, hedge cutters and pole saws. There are one-day workshops too.
You will be assessed via set work and methods such as electronic quizzes. There is the use of Microsoft Teams for virtual tutorials.
You could progress to a Level 3 qualification In Countryside Skills.
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.