Horticulture, Landscaping & Sports Turf
Horticulture Level 2 at Askham Bryan College
This course gives a general introduction to horticulture, which is suitable for anyone wanting to prepare for more advanced study or a career in horticulture, with a combination of practical and theoretical elements.
Studying this course, you will learn the foundational skills for a career in horticulture – the care and use of plants for gardens, parks and food. You will learn how to work safely in a horticulture workplace.
You will learn to identify plants, how to ensure they grow and thrive outdoors, and the science that explains why a plant will do well or badly. You’ll learn the practical techniques that establish and maintain a garden, park or allotment.
health and safety,
establishment and maintenance of plants outdoors,
business and horticultural science.
The course includes lectures and classroom-based work mixed with practical sessions, giving students’ relevant practical experience and industry skills.
Students’ work is assessed through an exam and a synoptic assessment, which is a multi-part simulated business exercise
Unique Selling Points
Learn about Horticulture in Askham Bryan’s unique grounds and facilities, including an arboretum, woodland, glasshouses, vegetable gardens, hard landscaping area and extensive planted gardens.
One free additional qualification (known as a ticket in industry) for example in the use of brushcutters, or pesticide sprayers.
Free transport to ensure you can get to college.