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Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture


This practical and theory-based qualification equips learners with the fundamental and practical skills and knowledge to start a professional horticulture career or develop a personal interest/passion within Horticulture

Our Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills, can lead to a variety of pathways or jobs, including work as a hands-on gardener, Horticulture therapist, conservation, or sustainability worker right through to a research scientist. These skills can offer potential for careers all over the world.

The range of skills that will be developed can include:

  • Plant science
  • Soil science
  • Tool and Machinery skills and maintenance
  • Propagation and planting
  • Business
  • Horticulture production
  • how to prepare a site for a range of landscape installations
  • paving with a range of materials
  • construction of paths and steps
  • tree planting and staking
  • ground preparation for planting
  • basic pruning
  • landscape plant selection and identification
  • planting aftercare


Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills, targets people who have a love of the outdoors and nature and who have a willingness to learn about plants and the wider environment. Including school leavers or anyone who would like to use the course as a stepping-stone into employment or further progression onto other pathways of Level 2 practical courses. We would expect learners to have achieved a grade 4 in at least Maths or English at GCSE level or equivalent.


Our range of leisure and hobby courses keeps growing, with even more fun and exciting courses starting throughout 2024.