As a modern horticulturalist you’ll need a range of skills including; scientific knowledge of plants, soil, pest and diseases and a wide variety of practical skills such as planting, pruning and hard landscaping. Our Level 2 and Level 3 courses will give you all the in-depth knowledge you need to start your career, with the option of continuing on to university study with one of our degrees at the iconic Eden Project.
What You Will Learn
Establish and maintain plants: This unit involves ground preparation, planting, pruning, hedge cutting, plant propagation and other maintenance skills
Landscape Surfaces: A practical unit which develops skills in paving and setting out features
Plant Propagation: This unit covers all aspects of plant propagation including seeds, cuttings and an introduction to micro propagation in our specialist micro propagation unit.
Plant Nomenclature: This will give an introduction to plant naming and identification of a range of plants, trees and shrubs.
Plant selection: Choose the correct plant for the correct place
Career: Senior Gardener at the National Trust gardens at St Michaels Mount.
Studied: Level 2 in Horticulture (2008)
“The course gave me the foundation to pursue my chosen career in horticulture. I use all the information learned on a day to day basis working on St. Michaels mount. It was the perfect start!
I loved working outside on the practical parts of the course, I found this put what we had learned in the classroom to practice. My form tutor Mike Harrington also sticks in my mind. He was always passionate about the learning and encouraged all of us that this was a pathway that could lead to a fulfilling career. Which in my case, luckily, is what has happened.”
Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.