Horticulture Level 2
This course gives a general introduction to horticulture, which is suitable for anyone wanting to prepare for more advanced study or a career in horticulture, with a combination of practical and theoretical elements.
Studying this course, you will learn the foundational skills for a career in horticulture – the care and use of plants for gardens, parks and food. You will learn how to work safely in a horticulture workplace.
You will learn to identify plants, how to ensure they grow and thrive outdoors, and the science that explains why a plant will do well or badly. You’ll learn the practical techniques that establish and maintain a garden, park or allotment.
- health and safety,
- plant identification,
- establishment and maintenance of plants outdoors,
- business and horticultural science.
The course includes lectures and classroom-based work mixed with practical sessions, giving students' relevant practical experience and industry skills.
Students' work is assessed through an exam and a synoptic assessment, which is a multi-part simulated business exercise
Unique Selling Points
- Learn about Horticulture in Askham Bryan’s unique grounds and facilities, including an arboretum, woodland, glasshouses, vegetable gardens, hard landscaping area and extensive planted gardens.
- One free additional qualification (known as a ticket in industry) for example in the use of brushcutters, or pesticide sprayers.
- Free transport to ensure you can get to college.
At least 4 GCSEs at grading level 3 (Old GCSE grade E) or above including Maths and English with Science desirable. Alternatively a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1.
Upon successful completion of this course students may progress to a Level 3 course or into the horticultural and landscape industries.