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Work-based Horticulture NPTC Level 2 Diploma

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    For more information or to enrol onto this course, please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

This course is an assessment of work-based learning within your industry sector and benefits from the amazing practical facilities offered at Shuttleworth College.

Entry requirements

You will need at least three GCSEs, grades A*-D (including maths and English), or alternatively an equivalent Level 1 qualification supported by good references and a minimum of Functional Skills at Level 1 in English and maths.

Course content

This course will be delivered and assessed in the work place. The aim of the course is to assess knowledge acquired through working in industry rather than through formal classroom sessions.

  • Principles of plant science
  • Principles of soil science
  • Work-related experience
  • Establishing and maintaining plants outdoors
  • Introduction to land-based machinery operations
  • Understanding the principles of sports and amenity turf maintenance
  • Participating in propagation techniques.

(Please note: there may be minor changes to the units listed.) A complete list of units are available depending on your pathway and you will also study Health & Safety.

Assessment methods

Observation and written/knowledge evidence.

Funding information
This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

Course Information & How to Apply

To book onto this course please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
Up to 18 months Flexible Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747 Shuttleworth College B1317

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We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
  • Income support

Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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