1. Qualification details

Qualification name Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills
Qualification level Level 2
Awarding organisation City & Guilds of London Institute
Course type Full time
Course start date 01 September 2020
Additional price description Annual fee - please contact for confirmation
Attendance pattern Daytime/working hours

2. Course description

Those people who enjoy practical outdoor work and have already had some experience or interest in working in the Land Based Industries. Some work experience in horticulture will be beneficial. The Level 2 Diploma is the equivalent to 4 GCSEs grade A*-C. Level 2 Diplomas can develop the skills you need to start or progress a career in: Garden centres, nurseries, amenity horticulture, landscape construction, garden design, turf culture, tree surgery, garden maintenance. The qualification provides underpinning knowledge for NVQ2 Amenity Horticulture and Production Horticulture. It also provides a good progression for Level 3 Diploma or Certificate in Horticulture, to achieve this you must gain a minimum of overall Merit grade to enter to level 3 with a Distinction grade in the Intro to Biology unit and gain a C grade in GCSE English.

3. Entry requirements

Any of the following will be considered at interview: •Level I Introductory Certificate Diploma •4 GCSEs at Grades D including English, Maths & Science •Appropriate experience •NVQ2 in a Land Based subject

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

You will learn by completing practical projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. The course will cover basic knowledge and important practical skills. You will also spend at least 1 day each week on work experience.

6. Venue

Name The Isle Of Wight College - Newport
Address The Isle Of Wight College
Medina Way
Isle Of Wight
PO30 5TA
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7. Other dates and venues

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