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.

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

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!”