Level 2 Certificate in Work-based Horticulture

If you want to work in the design and care of large parks, botanic and public gardens and sports areas, this is the right course for you as it provides you with the required skills and knowledge to enable progression into employment.

You'll be working at Sherdley Park as well as Walton Hall Gardens, establishing and maintaining plants, preparing ground and using machinery as well as some classroom work.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in January and will take six months to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Ground preparation
  • Establishing plants outdoor
  • Develop personal performance
  • Use and maintain handheld and pedestrian controlled tools and machines

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by project work practical demonstrations and observations as well as written knowledge evidence questions. There are no formal exams.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have successfully completed a level 1 horticulture qualification.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information on financial support that may be available, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon completion of this course, you may want to improve your skills and knowledge further by topping-up your certificate to a full diploma through an additional period of study. Following this, you may want to improve your skills and knowledge further by moving onto our level 3 courses.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Ref: Rob Hogan