Level 2 Certificate in Garden Design

Level 2 Certificate in Garden Design

Subject Area: Suffolk Rural (Otley) Horticulture & Floristry


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Industry Certification
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 154559
  • Entry Requirements

    You must be aged 19+ and have an interview with the course team.

    A good level of English Language and Maths is required as you will be writing assignments as part of your portfolio-based work.

    Should you require an Advanced Learning Loan this must be confirmed prior to enrolment.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley.

    The Level 2 Certificate in Garden Design has been designed to enable learners to develop the underpinning plant knowledge and drawing skills required to enter the garden design industry.

    You will study the following units as part of this qualification;

    · Garden Design Process

    · Graphics and 3D studies for garden design

    · Plant Knowledge

    · Planning for Garden Design

    · Plant and Soil Science

    · Plant Selection and Care

    To study this certificate, you will be required to attend college for 1 day per week, for a full academic year.

    Take a 360° virtual tour of your learning environment - Horticulture

    Course Highlights

    You will have the opportunity to work within the college’s glasshouses and horticulture unit. Learners studying this qualification will have a dedicated and exclusive area for their learning experience. You will study within the designated ‘Garden Design’ classroom at the lovely rural campus in Otley.

    The lecturers will share their many years of horticulture experience with you and are still actively involved within the industry.

    Day of attendance: Wednesday's; 9.30 - 16.00

    Next Steps

    Level 3 Landscape Construction

    Level 2 RHS Practical and Theory Certificates

    Level 3 RHS Practical and Theory Certificates

    Tuition Costs


    Additional Costs

    PPE (steel toe capped boots, wellies, gardening gloves, outdoor clothing).

    You will be able to purchase a garden design accessories pack from the college's online shop. This package will include items such as a professional drawing compass, technical drawing pens and set squares which you will need on a weekly basis. You are welcome to purchase these items externally and your tutor can provide you with a list of what is required. Your tutor will also be able to support you on where to locate these sundries.

    The online shop can be visited via this link: www.suffolk.ac.uk/shop