L2 Award in Gardening Skills

This OCN accredited Level 2 course provides an introduction to practical gardening techniques in a relaxed and informal environment.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 11042
Campus: Holywood
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Horticulture

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Course Overview
This is a one year course, delivered on our Holywood Horticulture Campus. Assessment is through completion of an online workbook.

Cultivating Composts and Soils

Skills for Garden Horticulture

You are at the beginning of your gardening journey, and want to build your practical and theory knowledge of gardening skills.

Over the year you will learn the importance of soil, and how to care for it, as well as seasonal maintenance jobs such as planting, feeding, weeding, pest control and pruning.

The horticultural facilities on our Holywood Campus.

From the Level 2 in Gardening Skills you can progress to any of our other Level 2 courses, such as Plant Knowledge, Growing Organic Fruit and Veg or Garden Design. 

You will need an interest in gardening, and basic literacy and IT skills to allow you to complete the assessment workbook.

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Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

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