ADVANCED TECHNICAL EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL HORTICULTURE (LEVEL 3)

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Starts: September
Duration: 2 years full-time
Available at: Enfield

This programme has been designed as an alternative to A levels and as a route towards university or specialist horticultural qualifications or a leadership career in the industry. Horticulture is an amazing fusion of science, creativity and the living world and appeals to people who want to be hands-on, think and apply their knowledge to improve the environment and communities.

Topics covered will provide students with an extensive knowledge of horticulture. Students will comprehensively cover the practical skills and theory of this diverse profession:

  • maintain turf in parks and gardens
  • maintain ornamental woody and herbaceous plants
  • land-based industry machinery operations
  • principles of plant health and protection
  • identify, select and planting of plants
  • plant and soil science
  • principles of health and safety
  • undertake work experience
  • production outdoor
  • production in protected structures
  • customer care and retail merchandising
  • principles and practices of garden design
  • construct horizontal surfaces
  • construct and restore walls tree and shrub maintenance
  • business management
  • undertake specialist project
  • estate skill
  • plant propagation
  • establish and manage interior plant display.

Entry requirements
You will need at least one of the following:

  • an overall Merit in Technical Horticulture and Professional Landscaping (Level 2)
  • at least five GCSEs at grade 4 and above (C and above) including English, Maths and a Science related subject
  • candidates aged 19+ who do not have the above qualifications may apply if they have other comparable qualifications or experience.

What next?
Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to:

  • One of our Foundation Degrees in Garden Design and Plantsmanship or Urban Green Space Management (Horticulture)
  • degrees in horticulture, botany, landscape architecture
  • the Kew Diploma or the RHS Level 4 Diploma in Horticultural Practice.

You will be asked to attend an interview to explore your interests, experience and ambitions so that we can help you study. References are also considered.

Last updated: 8 Oct 2018