FdSc Horticulture - Commercial


Hadlow Campus

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Aimed at students who wish to gain a degree qualification in horticulture, this programme gives you the opportunity to specialise in either nursery production, fruit production, medicinal plant production or retail.

Following the production route will allow you to develop skills in propagation, growing on, harvest and post harvest care for a range of crops from ornamentals for the garden centre trade through to cut flowers, medicinal crops and fruit. Other aspects include machinery, soil science and common pests and diseases.

Students benefit from a wide range of links with commercial nurseries, research institutes, organic producers, public and privately owned gardens as well as exposure to the retail world through our onsite garden centre. The College is also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society; NCCPG and the Hardy Plant Society.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

Year 1 – Level 4
• Plant Science and Chemistry Horticulture (30)
• Principles of Management (Land-based) (15)
• Soil Science (15)
• Horticultural Production (30)
• Work Based Learning (30)

Year 2 – Level 5
• Applied Enterprise Management (15)
• Crop Science (15)
• Crop Production (30)
• Work Based Learning (30)
• Retail Horticulture (15)
• Post-harvest (15)

Students are required to undertake some work experience for this work-based learning unit

Coursework (assignments, written reports, case studies and presentations) as well as final examinations.

Protective clothing, footwear, a horticultural knife and secateurs.

    Hadlow Campus

  • 2 Years

    Full time

  • £6,165.00

Awarding body

University of Greenwich

Entry requirements

48 UCAS points made up from A levels, preferably one in Science based subject, or a relevant Level 3 vocational qualification. All applicants should also have a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths and science.

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.