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Horticulture Level 2 at The Maltings College

Course description

The course will provide you with the foundations to start your future in horticulture. It develops an understanding of the science behind plants and soil as well as equipping you with the physical gardening skills you would need throughout your career.

Our tutors are unique in that they have worked within the horticultural industry for many years. This guarantees they have a lifetime of knowledge they can pass along to you, as well as contacts within the gardening industry that they can introduce you too, to help you gain your required work experience placement.

No lesson will be the same. With our state-of-the-art poly tunnel, extensive grounds and wide array of topics to choose from, there will always be something new to learn.

Course content

You will learn how to:

  • grow and maintain outdoor plants
  • the basic principles of plant science
  • maintain sports turf such as football pitches and horse racing grounds
  • manage estates
  • cultivate vegetables
  • produce fruit
  • create and implement water features into landscape designs
  • design and build garden walls

Entry requirements

To apply for a Level 2 course you need to be either: 

Progressing from completion of a Level 1 course and/or;  

Hold three or more GCSEs at grade D or above.


Practical demonstration and assignment.

Financial information

Financial assistance for meals, transport, course uniform and equipment is available for students who meet the criteria set out by the DFE.

Future opportunities

Moving on from The Maltings College:

  • Apply for an apprenticeship, for example with a local housing association or garden centre
  • Work within a botanical garden or a garden centre
  • Become a groundskeeper
  • Study landscaping or gardening


Further information

You will be working outdoors and suitable clothing will need to be worn to support your studies.

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following address:-

The Maltings College, Maltings Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 0TJ

or click on the link to apply online

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 March 2016
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