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Horticulture Level 2 Diploma at Writtle University College

Course description

This course introduces students to working with plants and landscaping, this course provides a useful background to the horticultural industry and demonstrates the variety of different career paths that exist. You will gain an understanding of the importance of amenity horticulture and be qualified to help in the maintenance of plants in nurseries and gardens.

Course content

Plant and soil science, establish and maintain plants outdoors, Landscape construction, estate maintenance, machinery and sports/amenity turf maintenance.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs grade A-D with at least one grade C in English, Maths or Science or a relevant Level 1 qualification. A keen interest in horticulture. To be able to demonstrate suitable levels of numeracy and literacy.


Each unit studied comprises of four learning outcomes with pass, merit and distinction for each outcome. These are assessed using a wide variety of methods including practical observation, orals, multiple choice questions, written assessments, open book exams and formal written assessments.

Future opportunities

Progress to a higher level qualification, such as the full-time Extended Diploma in Horticulture or an Apprenticeship programme. You may also be suitable for employment as an assistant gardener or move into greenkeeping and groundsmanship.

Students who wish to progress onto a higher course at Writtle College will need to achieve a minimum of a Distinction on the Level 2 Diploma course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year