Level 2


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

You’ll be introduced to a range of horticultural careers including grounds maintenance, nursery stock production and retail. When you’ve gained your qualification, you’ll be in a great position to get a job or continue learning.

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

Course includes

What will I study?

  • 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

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

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

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2019 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.


Our college bus service collects over 1,400 students every day from far and wide. What’s more, getting to Reaseheath is FREE* on all college bus routes. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for up to 1,000 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more information about this course on our FAQs page.

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Student Profile
Tabitha Clare

Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture

School: Hulme Hall Grammar School then Macclesfield College

Next step: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Heritage Horticulture

Ambition: Horticulturist

“I’ve loved my course. It’s been fun and I’m really excited about being here for another
two years on the Level 3 Extended Diploma. I’ve had so many opportunities, helping to
build show gardens and even working on Alan Titchmarsh’s volunteer team for ITV’s
‘Love Your Garden’. I never dreamed I would be on TV when I joined Reaseheath!”