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Horticulture Level 2
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Horticulture & Floristry 
Course Code:
HFFHE1 
 
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at A*- D grades (or acceptable alternatives)including English Language.
 
 

Horticulture Level 2

If you want to be a gardener, maintain sports turf as a greenkeeper or groundsperson or work in a park, historical garden or garden centre the Level 2 Horticulture could be the course for you. This work related course will develop your knowledge, practical and technical skills to work within the horticultural industry.


Key Units

On this course you will learn about:


  • Ground preparation and planting
  • Pruning shrubs and trees
  • Clearing garden sites and re-landscaping
  • Turf management
  • Health and safety
  • Using and maintaining horticultural tools and machinery
  • Working in glasshouses
  • Hard landscaping e.g. concreting and making raised beds

You will work as part of a team and in the community.

Approximately 65% of the course is practical and 35% is classroom work. Students are also expected to work independently outside class to produce a portfolio of work.

Course enrichment activities include visits to local parks, gardens, garden centres and horticultural shows. Experience of work, with practical assessments, takes place at local parks and though working with community partner organisations.

On your programme you will also study for Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths qualifications, if you do not already hold a minimum GCSE grade C.

Approximately 65% of the course is practical and 35% is classroom work. Students are also expected to work independently outside class to produce a portfolio of work.



Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at A*- D grades (or acceptable alternatives)including English Language.


Assessment

Horticulture Level 2 is assessed by on-going practical assessments throughout the year and a portfolio assessment.


Where does this Lead

Successful completion of this course could lead to our Horticulture Level 3 course or an alternative land-based course such as Environmental Conservation or one of our horticulture related apprenticeship programmes.

Horticulture is a growth industry in the Sheffield area, with many jobs currently being created. The qualifications offered by The Sheffield College will give you the knowledge required to develop a career in the industry or go on to study further related qualifications.

Career opportunities could include working in garden centres, landscape gardening, green keeping and grounds maintenance, parks/historical gardens or retail gardening outlets.


Tell Me More

Staff and Facilities:
You will learn from staff with a range of horticulture qualifications and backgrounds and have the opportunity to work with local employers or voluntary organisations in the area. The excellent facilities, which have been constructed during 2014, include the latest industry standard workshops, new fully automated glasshouses, horticultural equipment and machinery.


Will the course suit me?
You should be practically minded, like working outdoors in all seasons and able to do some study in their own time. You need to be able to undertake a range of horticultural tasks including lifting and moving, ground preparation and planting.