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Horticulture Certificate

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year


Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Bicton College
Start Date   06/09/2021

As a modern horticulturalist you’ll need a range of skills including; scientific knowledge of plants, soil, pest and diseases and a wide variety of practical skills such as planting, pruning and hard landscaping. Our Level 2 and Level 3 courses will give you all the in-depth knowledge you need to start your career, with the option of continuing on to university study with one of our degrees at the iconic Eden Project.

We offer three options for you to gain a career in the horticultural industry depending on your GCSE results and which branch of horticulture you wish to study. Our Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study with progression on to our degrees at the Eden Project, or employment on completion of your course. Our Level 2 and Level 1 courses are ideal should your GCSEs not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 2 or Level 3.

  What You Will Learn

Plant and soil science: An introduction into the basic botany of plants and the overview of soils and their use
Establish and maintain plants: This unit involves ground preparation, planting, pruning, hedge cutting, plant propagation and other maintenance skills
Landscape Surfaces: A practical unit which develops skills in paving and setting out features
Plant Propagation: This unit covers all aspects of plant propagation including seeds, cuttings and an introduction to micro propagation in our specialist micro propagation unit.
Plant Nomenclature: This will give an introduction to plant naming and identification of a range of plants, trees and shrubs.
Plant selection: Choose the correct plant for the correct place

  Entry Requirements

GCSEs in English and maths at grade 3.

  Work Experience

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.

  Progression

Continue your studies with either our Horticulture Diploma Level 3 or go into employment.

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# Horticulture # Plants # Flowers # Gardening # hort2021

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