Horticulture student working on some plants in the garden

Entry Level 2 Award in Practical Horticulture Skills

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Course content

This course provides practical experience and knowledge of the horticulture sector. It will help learners decide whether to undertake further training or employment within the occupational area.


  • Recognise plants
  • Recognise use and care for tools used in horticulture
  • Maintain a footpath
  • Introduction to planting bulbs in pots
  • Sow seeds in containers
  • Sow seeds in drills by hand
  • Prepare and plant an area

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan

Entry requirements

  • An interest in land based industry as an area of employment.
  • Completion of the Introduction to Horticulture course.


  • Entry Level 3 Horticulture course
  • Employment in the Horticulture sector in a role such as Gardener Assistant, Garden Centre Assistant or Landscape Gardener Assistant

When does the course run?

September 2019

Study Programme

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan, this course will form part of your study programme. The programme also includes English and maths qualifications, employability skills, a work placement and other personal development and enrichment opportunities.

Course Fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).