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Practical Horticulture Skills (Level 2 Diploma)

City and Guilds
Trades & Craftfs

Course Overview

This one year, full-time City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills course provides students with a wide range of skills for employment in horticulture. Students are taught mainly through practical tuition on our sites in Strabane and Springtown. The college has a strong link with CAFRE for progression with clear routes for progression. The course will involve site visits to CAFRE campus as part of the programme exposing students to the wide range of options available within the Horticulture industry. Course content;Horticulture production (propagation, caring for horticulture crops, etc) Landscape and garden maintenance (plant identification, assessing soils, using machinery, planting and maintaining plants, etc) The qualification has around 50 units which the tutor will tailor to student strengths in order to achieve the full diploma. Please note this course will only run subject to adequate numbers.
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Springtown
    Strabane

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma Practical Horticulture Skills
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma Practical Horticulture Skills
    Campus: Strabane
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown Strabane
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Course Modules

  • Minimum 11 Units required from choice of 50 available.
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

No formal qualifications required applicants should have ability to complete qualification. Courses will run subject to minimum class numbers

ROI Requirements

No formal qualifications required applicants should have the ability to complete qualification. Courses will run subject to minimum class numbers

Work Placement

No work placement requirement to achieve qualification however as part of the programme work placement will be offered as an option for those students wishing to pursue a career in horticulture.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - Safety boots and gloves are required

What's Next?

Further Study

Most Level 2 students take up employment in the industry on completion of the course but some high achieving students may have the opportunity to progress on to CAFRE City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Horticulture. The college award winning Careers Academy team will be on hand throughout the year to advise on suitable options for progression.

Career Prospects

Students can follow career paths in landscape, sports turf, edible or ornamental crop production and retail sectors.

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