Learners are normally aged 16 or over with a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including English Language, or equivalent qualifications.
Additional Entry Requirements:
A horticultural qualification at level 1 and /or a passion for the outdoors
Learning and assessment
Assessment of the qualification is carried out by a series of observations of practical performance and underpinning knowledge questioning.
Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture, learners may be able to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate or look into an apprenticeship programme.
The course can lead to numerous employment opportunities including:
- Assistant Gardener
- Garden centre worker
- Assistant Landscape gardener
- Plant nursery worker
Costs that are mandatory for the course:
- Steel toe-capped boots with good grip and ankle support – approx. £25
- Gardening gloves – approx. £5
- Outdoor workwear and wet weather clothing – approx. £30
- Note books, pens/pencils – approx. £10
Costs that are optional for the course:
- A pair of garden secatuers – approx. £5
This course includes a work experience element which enables the learner to gain valuable practical experience, whilst enhancing their knowledge of the industry.
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