Adult Horticulture at the Botanical Gardens Level 2

Start Date
Course Course
Land-Based Studies
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

The Sheffield College's land based department will be working with Botanical Gardens to deliver a Level 2 Horticulture programme specifically for adults. This full-cost, 1 year course will run at the Botanical Gardens one day a week, with support and access to online materials throughout. This course is perfect for adults wanting to learning something new or upskill their green fingers with guidance from highly qualified teaching staff to gain a qualification accredited by City & Guilds. The majority of content is practical and will consist of small assessments that take place during the course delivery by the teaching team.

Key Units

  • Preparing the ground/area for planting
  • Planting out container for a seasonal display
  • Caring for a planted area
  • Planting a container for a seasonal display
  • Mowing turf using a pedestrian controlled mower
  • Laying out plants for planting

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however a keen interest in gardening and horticulture would be beneficial.


  • Internal practical assessment
  • Small written pieces during sessions

Where does this Lead

Students who successfully complete this qualification could progress on to:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticulture
  • Level 2 Diploma in Environmental Conservation

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Course fees

Please note that this is a full cost course - £2,225 per learner.

Extra Costs

Students may wish to bring their own gardening gloves etc. 

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