Horticulture Skills City and Guilds 0078 Level 2 (Part Time)

What is the Course About?

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to work with plants - from maintaining turf as a groundskeeper, to caring for plants as a gardener, to designing gardens and parks as a landscape artist. You will learn at College and gain practical experience that will give you an edge in the world of work.

What subjects will I study?

The course is broken down into units and includes but not restricted to:

  • Work experience

  • Establish and maintain plants outdoors

  • Identification and Control of Plant Problems in the Land-Based Sector

  • Construct Alpine and Water Features

  • Introduction to Land-Based Machinery Operations

  • Setting out from a plan

  • Construct and maintain garden fences

A course specific handbook can be found on the City & Guilds Website:


What are my progression and career options?

Successful completion of this course will assist you in progressing into employment in either the domestic, commercial or industrial sector, start your own business or Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture.

How will I be assessed?

The course commences in September. Each unit is split into practical and theory elements. Self-study is part of the course and you will be set written assignments that will require some research and time management. Most units are practically based.

Entry requirements

You will need to have a minimum of 1 GCSE grades D (or above), or level 1 Horticulture.

Mature entrants (over 18) may be allowed entry if they can demonstrate that they have an equivalent to the academic criteria.

You are encouraged to make an application to College as soon as practicable. Please include a copy of your GCSE results/expected grades where possible. Final selection for the course is via interview.

You will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the application process.