Gardening is becoming more and more popular, especially with young people and school leavers. BMC has long standing history of training gardeners, estate managers, designers and greenkeepers.

We have fabulous facilities for our students, including the ornamental gardens at our Brooksby campus and new facilities thanks to the multi million pound Big BMC Transformation. BMC has enjoyed outstanding student success in recent years at BBC Gardener’s World competitions and events and many students have gained excellent jobs along with their prestigious RHS awards.

This qualification is aimed at students wishing to work within the conservation, ecology, horticulture or land management sectors. The course is designed to provide the widest range of employment opportunities within the rural or urban landscape.
This qualification is aimed at students wishing to work within the conservation, ecology, horticulture or land management sectors. The course is designed to provide the widest range of employment opportunities within the rural or urban landscape.
This course introduces you to a range of horticultural settings and is intended for individuals who want a direct route into employment in the horticultural industry or as a progression route to further qualifications such as Level 3 Horticulture. The course overs a selection of topics and tasks, as well as providing sound knowledge and an appreciation of various horticultural concepts. It uses continuous assessment involving practical skills assessments, assignments, projects and plant identification assessments.
The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to design a garden for a client or to re-design your own garden. You will gain experience of working for a real client, and you will get the opportunity to provide up to two designs for gardens both in 2D and 3D. You will also learn how to survey a garden and interview a client at the same time as developing your plant and horticultural knowledge.
The course will widen your knowledge base and give you the opportunity to enter the horticulture industry and become a professional. The course has a strong focus on producing professionals with a blend of science, botany, design and business. There are also opportunities to showcase your work and work to professional briefs.
The course will provide you with a broad knowledge base to develop a career in the horticultural industry. You will develop a range of skills that include plant propagation, ground preparation, developing garden plans, plant knowledge and construction of water features.