Course Title: Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture
Course Code: HR221

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Full time

Employers are looking for people with practical skills and in-depth knowledge of plants, soils, landscaping and design, plus a sound business sense. This one year course, equivalent to 1 and a half A Levels, will help you establish an all round understanding of horticultural principles and practices whilst working and learning in the Grade 2 listed Kingston Maurward gardens.

It is suitable for anyone interested in a career working within the ‘green’ industries and would appeal to people with many different skill sets and interests – creative, scientific, energetic and entrepreneurial. You will also benefit from work experience where you will make essential contacts within the horticultural industry and perfect your knowledge.


Course Content

C&G Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Horticulture 540

Next Steps

4 GCSEs at grade 4/5 or above, including English, maths and a science OR a relevant Level 2 Certificate at Distinction level OR an Apprenticeship in horticulture with good levels of maths and English. Mature students lacking formal qualifications will also be considered. Enthusiasm, relevant practical experience, a keen and active interest in commercial gardening and landscaping with the ability to cope with written work is required.

Career Opportunities

Advanced Apprenticeship in Horticulture

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
07-Sep-20 25-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Mon, Wed, Thu 35
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

Contribution towards day trips.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Horticultural technician, garden designer, gardener – supervisor in heritage and private gardens, self employed gardener, greenkeeper or groundsperson, horticultural garden centre worker/manager, landscape manager, landscaper or landscape architect.


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