Horticulture, Landscaping & Sports Turf
Horticulture Level 2
This course is designed for the practical student who wishes to gain a recognised qualification in preparation for employment in the landscaping or horticultural industries.
All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.
This course is designed for the practical student who wishes to gain a recognised qualification in preparation for employment in the Landscape or Horticultural industries.
Practical instruction is carried out by highly qualified tutors in the extensive ornamental grounds, plant nursery, woodlands and sports turf areas at the College, using both hand tools and modern machinery and equipment. Merrist Wood has developed a considerable reputation for horticulture and for it’s award-winning gardens designed and built at RHS Flower Shows. The diverse range of plants in the College’s 280 hectare estate, together with purpose-designed buildings, including lecture rooms, laboratories, library facilities and computer suites, all provide an ideal environment for horticulture students.