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City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Practical Horticulture Skills

About the course

Brief Description of the Course:

This is a roll on / roll off course that is available to individuals and members of community groups across Liverpool City Region. This qualification consists of 2 units (totalling 6 credits), or ‘practical skills’. The skills vary according to the delivery location and the time of year. This course is ideal for those progressing from the Level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills. After successfully completing this course most students progress onto the City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture Skills.


Various locations across Liverpool City Region, including:

Croxteth Park, L12

Court Hey Park, Knowsley

St Michaels in the City, L1

Dutch Farm, Garston

The Bridge Community Centre, Clubmoor

Entry Requirements:

Just a keen interest in horticulture and gardening. It is advisable that learners complete the City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills prior to enrolling on this course.

Course Units:

There are 154 units to choose from, 6 credits that usually equate to 2 units are required to achieve the Award. Units are selected according to student interest, the site and seasonality. Examples include:

  • Care for a planted area

  • Train and prune fruit trees

  • Sow seed outdoors by hand

  • Plant out plants in rows by hand

  • Maintain turf

Learning and Assessment:

Every student builds up a portfolio of evidence, which is a record of the practical assessments that have been completed. Student’s practical skills are assessed through observation of practical work and assessor questioning confirms their understanding.

Special Requirements:

Costs that are mandatory for the course:

Students living in Liverpool City Region are funded through the Adult Education Budget so there are no tuition fees.

Costs that are optional for the course:

None – this course is free to Liverpool City Region residents.


City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture Skills

How to Apply:

To apply for this programme, please complete the on-line application form using the links on the right of the factsheet on the website. Alternatively, printed application forms are available from Course?Enquiries:


Myerscough College Liverpool, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, Croxteth Hall Lane, Liverpool, L12 0HB


0151 228 7162



Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, programmes of study are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.

Myerscough College Horticulture
Myerscough College Horticulture


Horticulture is a rapidly growing area of the economy thanks to a strong public interest in gardening, plants, sustainability and food security. According to the Royal Horticultural Society, the horticulture industry is the largest employer in the UK, supplying 18 million gardeners.

The number of garden centres continues to increase and the public demand for attractive horticultural landscapes remains strong. This means that plant growers, suppliers and managers are constantly looking for ways to improve their businesses.

Myerscough College Fellow - Christine Walkden
Myerscough College Fellow - Christine Walkden

Christine Walkden: Honorary Fellow

"My passion for gardening was nurtured at Myerscough College and I've been getting my hands dirty ever since." Celebrity plantswoman and horticulturalist Christine was awarded an honorary fellowship and regularly works with the College and our Horticultural department.

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