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Level 3

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Horticulture


This qualification is designed for those that wish to work within the Horticulture industry or have a passion for Horticulture. The course provides you with a breadth of technical and practical skills, supported with the knowledge and understanding of Horticulture techniques, plant science and practical skills. All of which will equip you to transition into a range of employment opportunities, or onto further learning and training within the horticultural industry.

This qualification delivers these units and modules:

  • plant and soil science
  • plant identification
  • the safe use of equipment and machinery
  • pests and diseases
  • plant health
  • pruning
  • maintaining trees and shrubs
  • Horticulture business skills
  • Horticulture production


You will need to have achieved 4 or more GCSEs between grade 9-4 (previous grade structure A-C) including English, Maths and a Science


Successful completion of a related Level 2 qualification and GCSE maths or English at grade C/4 or above


Mature students (19+) without the above requirements will be considered through our interview process.

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Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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