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Horticulture Certificate Level 2

Duchy College | Bicton College Bicton LEVEL: 2 Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

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.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.


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Ideal if:

You are enthusiastic about working in horticulture.

You’ll need:

GCSEs in English and maths at grade 3.

You’ll 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



This course to be delivered through classroom-based lessons, practical sessions and tutorials.

You’ll love:

Spending time outdoors in practical hands-on training within our extensive grounds.

You’ll go on to:

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

Progression Courses


Horticulture & Floristry
Horticulture & Floristry
Horticulture & Floristry
Horticulture & Floristry


Horticulture Certificate

Start Date

September 2020




1 year



Carol has had a long career in television production with ITV and a successful floristry career in teaching and training in the Midlands. Carol has also run her own successful consultancy business, building strong floristry connections and believes the development of people is indicative of the talent of good trainers and mentors.

“I am passionate about creativity, the learning experience and the lightbulb moments for all of our students, that’s what makes it all worthwhile.”

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