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Horticulture - Level 2 at Askham Bryan College

Course description

An introduction to landscaping, sports turf and horticulture, which is suitable for anyone wanting to prepare for more advanced study or a career in all aspects of horticulture. The course consists of classroom based work and practical sessions using specialist horticulture equipment and facilities. 

Course content

Course Themes:

• Landscape surfaces and foundations • Construct garden walls • Maintain sports pitches • Maintain golf courses • Horticultural science • Health and safety principles of machinery • Weeds, pests and diseases • Plant identification • Greenhouse practices • Establish and maintain turf, fruit and vegetables • English and maths  

Entry requirements

Level 2 Study Programmes:

Usually at least 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) or above to include two from Maths, English and Science with at least a grade 2 (old GCSE grade E) in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1.


Mainly through written assignments and practical evidence.

Financial information

For financial information please contact Student Enquiries on 01904 772211 or email

Future opportunities

Further study:

A Level 3 course such as Diploma in Horticulture.


A variety of opportunities to work in garden centres, as hard or soft landscapers or

self employed.

Further information
Telephone: 01904 772277

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 December 2017
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