Horticulture and Professional Landscaping

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Horticulture and professional landscaping at London’s environmental college

We have been a centre for horticultural studies since 1968, with an unrivalled reputation for excellent education and industry links.

Our courses give you access to some of the most prestigious public and private landscapes in London. You will study an exciting and varied curriculum that responds to the ever-changing world of horticulture, and you will be given opportunities to gain experience in horticultural businesses, green spaces, rooftop gardens, urban pocket parks or traditional gardens.

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Part-time

Award in Vertical Wall Planting and Living Pillars (Level 2)

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Award in Rain Gardens (Level 2)

Part-time

Sustainability and the Green Environment (Level 2)

Part-time

Award in Green Roofs (Level 2)

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Certificate in Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness (Level 2)

Part-time

Award in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (Level 1)

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Viticulture Industry Experience

Full-time

Advanced Certificate in Landscape Construction (Level 3)

Industry Training

Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides PA1/PA6A

Industry Training

Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pedestrian-Controlled Mowers

Industry Training

Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Ride-On Mowers

Apprenticeship

Horticulture or Landscape Supervisor Apprenticeship

Full-time

Technical Certificate in Horticulture (Level 2)

Full-time

Advanced Technical Diploma in Horticulture (Level 3)

Full-time

Introduction to Landscaping and Gardening Diploma (Level 1)

Full-time

Diploma in Landscape Construction and Design (Level 2)

Part-time

Advanced Certificate in Landscape Construction (Level 3) (Adults)

Part-time

The Hard Landscaping Gardener (Level 2)

Part-time

The Fruit and Vegetable Gardener (Level 2)

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Everything you need to know about studying with us

We empower young people to follow their passions by offering a range of courses and supporting young people and their families in the important transition from school to college. You benefit from:

  • The opportunity to work outdoors and in real-life environments
  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • Inspiring, training facilities
  • Opportunities to enter national competitions
  • Professional career guidance
  • An alternative to the traditional school setting

Jessica landed skills that matter

I am currently managing the glasshouses at Chelsea Physic Garden. The course helped me build confidence in my current role, enabling me to pass on knowledge to others about the specifics of cultivation. Jessica studied Level 2 and Level 3 RHS courses at Capel Manor College.

Career prospects

Commercial Horticulturist

Produce ornamental plants, vegetables, salads, fruit and flowers either outdoors or in polytunnels and greenhouses. Careers can range from managing the production of fresh produce to cultivating plants for nurseries.

Greenkeeper

You can specialise in keeping turf in top condition for sports events such as football, cricket, rugby, tennis and golf. These careers incorporate soil science, pest control and more.

Head Gardener

Be responsible for year-round management of a private estate. Careers in this area are creative and practical, incorporating site design and development, conducting guided tours and managing a team of gardeners.

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  • By bus: 157, 358, 410, 249, 432, 322, 417, 3, 363, 202 and 931

    By rail: Served by Crystal Palace Station (from Victoria, London Bridge and Dalston Junction)

  • By car: The Campus is situated just off junction 25 of the M25 and the A10 Southbound

    By rail: Served by Turkey Street Station (from Liverpool Street Station), the College is approximately 20 mins walk from Turkey Street

    By bus: Buses 217 and 317

  • By bus: Jevington Way, Alnwick Road, and Mottingham Way stops are within five minutes' walk of the Campus

    By rail: Mottingham station is a 23 minute walk from the Campus, with regular services to London Charing Cross, London Bridge, Cannon Street and Dartford

    By car: Mottingham Campus is located on Mottingham Lane, just two minutes’ drive from the A20 Sidcup Road/South Circular Road roundabout

  • By tube: The Campus is very well served by tube stations on various lines including Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line), Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines), Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Bakerloo lines) and Camden Town (Northern line)

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