Extended Diploma in Horticulture Level 3
- September 2020
This level 3 course will provide you with a wide range of technical skills, knowledge, and understanding. We focus on a broad range of skills that employers value, whilst studying in greater depth, the areas that will allow you to seek specialised and more demanding job roles. This qualification gives you the opportunity to learn about and build on the essentials of working in horticulture such as safe working, using equipment and machinery, plant identification, maintaining turf, plant health, pests and diseases and pruning and maintaining trees and shrubs. You will also learn about plant and soil science and business skills. You will specialise in professional horticulture, and will also learn about estate maintenance, garden design and the construction of landscape features
Why Our College?
Rewarding career opportunities
with Wildlife Trusts, National Parks, councils, land agents and private estates.
Royal Horticultural Society approved
Our College is a RHS Qualifications Approved Centre.
Our 245-hectare site with walled gardens, polytunnels and landscape construction provides an ideal learning environment.
4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A-C) including English, maths and science. Alternatively a Level 2 Diploma at Merit/Distinction including GCSE English and maths at 9-4 (A-C)
The course will prepare you for varied roles and positions within different horticultural industries, including: amenity and production horticulture, landscape design and construction, grounds and turf maintenance or managing public and private gardens
You may wish to move into self- employment or an Advanced Apprenticeship, which allows you to combine work with further training.
You can use this qualification to progress into Higher Education.
You could go on to study subjects such as:
- Foundation degree in Landscape and Amenity Management
- FdSc Horticulture
- BSc (Hons) Horticulture
- FdSc Sports Turf
- BSc (Hons) Sports Turf Science Management