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Extended Diploma Level 3

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 3
Start date Sep 2023
Duration 2 years

Our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture provides you with a broad spectrum of practical horticultural techniques and skills. If you are interested in broadening your knowledge of garden design and landscaping or in the business of growing ornamental plants, fruits or vegetables, this course is the right one for you.

Our Horticulture students have access to an exciting range of specialist resources at the College. You will use our fully equipped glasshouse and laboratory facilities for practical lessons such as coppicing and propagation and theory such as plant and soil sciences. We have specialist workshops equipped with tools and resources and a dedicated studio for the development of computer aided design.

With access to our extensive estate, guided by our specialist staff and expert guest lecturers, you will work in our small scale gardens and build landscape features as a part of garden design.

Guided by our expert lecturers you will enhance your skills in landscape construction, computer-aided garden design, advanced propagation and sports turf maintenance. Through practical and theoretical learning you will further your ability to utilise a wide range of tools and equipment to shape the estate, improving your plant identification and soil and plant science skills.

This is a full time course taking place on three days per week from 9am - 4:30pm. There will be a mix of practical and theoretical work which are split into 1 hour - 1.45 hour lessons. You will have regular breaks including a lunch break.

Vocational and professional qualifications are taught through college based theory and practical lessons with further learning and understanding developed via directed self-study. Assessment consists of internally set coursework and assignments, although some professional and vocational qualifications may require the achievement of externally set assessments.

You could progress to a foundation degree or employment as a head gardener, assistant gardener, landscaper, groundsman, garden designer, botanist, production horticulture, garden product sales person, land-based machinery operator or agronomist. Other employment opportunities are also available.

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including maths and English.