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Horticulture Level 2 Diploma at Reaseheath College

Course description

This course is a great starting point if you’re interested in gardening or its many associated industries.

During the course, you’ll be introduced to a range of horticultural practices and settings, to help put you in a great position to gain employment within the industry on successful completion.

Theory sessions are balanced with plenty of practical experience working across our campus grounds and on off-site projects.

You will gain:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Plant and soil science
  • Plant identification
  • Hard landscaping
  • Establishing and maintaining plants outdoors
  • Maintaining specialist horticultural features
  • Plant selection
  • Work experience
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • Some GCSEs at grades C/D, or
  • Foundation Level 1 in Horticulture

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • You can progress on to a Level 3 course in Horticulture, Precision Crop Production, Agriculture orCountryside, or start a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticulture

Career options

  • Assistant nursery worker
  • Assistant gardener
  • Assistant greenkeeper or groundsperson

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reaseheath College directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

Key information


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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.