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1Course Overview

Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture

Course code: OSC990

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Learn all you need to know about the principles of horticulture this course, from home!

Whether you're a keen amateur gardener, thinking of a career change, or want to go further with your gardening business, you can now gain the skills in horticulture you need for success.

  • Develop your scientific knowledge of plant classification and structure
  • Understand how to optimise plant nutrition and health
  • Learn how to apply your knowledge to plant selection and garden planning
  • Discover how to grow outdoor fruit and vegetables within a garden environment
Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

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2Course Content
  • Unit 1: Plant Classification, Structure and Function
  • Unit 2: Plant Nutrition and the Root Environment
  • Unit 3: Maintaining Plant Health
  • Unit 4: Understanding Plant Propagation
  • Unit 5: Understanding Garden Features, Plant Selection and Planning
  • Unit 6: Understanding the Choice, Establishment and Maintenance of Garden Plants and Lawns
  • Unit 7: Understanding the Production of Outdoor Vegetables and Fruit
  • Unit 8: Understanding Protected Environments and their use in Plant Cultivation
3Other Information

This course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. On successful completion of your course Open Study College will provide you with a Certificate of achievement.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 280 hours to complete. You will have 2 years to complete this course from the time of enrolment.

Study Method

This course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive a course pack containing all study materials, as well as full tutor support by email.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course Open Study College will provide you with a Certificate of Achievement.


Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study notes
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I need to sit an exam?

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

Once we receive your work we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Certificate of Achievement in proving your success in the Principles of Horticulture.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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