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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture

Location

Hadlow Campus

Start Date

09/09/2019

This course covers a wide range of Horticultural subjects and is aimed at four distinct careers paths within the Horticultural industry; production horticulture, garden design, hard and soft landscaping and garden amenity maintenance. On completion of the course the students will have the knowledge and skills to start their own garden maintenance company, undertake site surveying and garden design briefs for clients, grow a variety of crops in a commercial situation for clients/garden centres and to landscape clients’ gardens from building walls, nurseries, concreting, raised beds, fencing and paving.

Level 3 students will have responsibilities within the public gardens at Broadview to maintain gardens and be involved in new gardens. Supervisory experience will be gained by supervising and assisting some groups within the gardens.

Crop responsibly will be given to level 3 students.

This course consists of a range of practical and written assessments and a number of work logs. Examples of practical assessments are tree planting, building walls and fences, laying concrete, growing plants from a range of cuttings and driving machinery. Examples of written assessments are drawing designs for gardens and essays on why we use Latin in plant naming and work logs on work experience.

On completion of this qualification you will have the knowledge and skills to enter a highly sort after industry. Former students have set up their own garden maintenance companies, worked as grounds people for sporting venues, are working for local councils in parks and gardens, or are working in a commercial nursery or garden centre. This qualification will allow you to progress onto our higher education here at Hadlow, whether that is a garden design or commercial horticulture degree.

• Protective foot wear
• Appropriate clothing
• Stationary
• Secateurs

Why should students study this programme?

Students who wish to pursue a career in the horticultural sector at supervisor or management level.

Students will gain experience working in a brand new glasshouse with hydroponics and LED lighting systems.

Intensive food production skills will be gained from the vertical food production farm.

Essential skills for designing, building and maintaining gardens will be gained.

Students who have experience in their own gardens, work experience on nurseries / gardens and or a strong interest in the sector.

U1- Professional Working Responsibilities
U2- Plant And Soil Science
U4- Work Experience in the Land Based Sectors
U23- History of Landscape and garden design
U6- Identification, Planting & Care of Plants
U7- Routine Plant Management
U8- Plant Propagation Activities
U3 Contemporary issues in the land based sector
U9 Tree and shrub pruning and maintenance
U10- Land based machinery operations
U13 Pest and diseases in plants
U16 Participating in horticultural tasks at events
U17 resources and operations planning for event based horticultural activities
U19- protected horticultural crop production
U24- Landscape and garden design
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FEES EXPLAINED
  • LOCATION

    Hadlow Campus

  • 2 Years

    Full time

  • free for 16-18 year olds

  • 19+ FEES

    £8,000.00

  • Awarding body

    City & Guilds of London Institute

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs grades A*-C / 9-4 or equivalent (Level 2 Diploma), which must include GCSEs in English AND Maths A*-C / 9-4 Grade.