Horticulture Level 2

Start Date
Course Course
Land-Based Studies
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

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

Key Areas of Study

  • 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

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grades A* - D / grade 3 or above (or acceptable alternatives), including English Language.


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

Where does this Lead

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.

Successful completion of this course could lead to our related apprenticeship programmes or full-time work.

Future Opportunities

Career opportunities could include working in: 

  • Garden centres
  • Landscape gardening
  • Green keeping and grounds maintenance
  • Parks/historical gardens
  • Retail gardening outlets

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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.

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