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Horticulture / Landscaping Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

The horticulture industry offers a wide range of opportunities, careers and enterprise activities for skilled, dynamic and creative students to fulfil their potential within a demanding and expanding sector. Teaching and learning will take place within the college grounds and off site in public and private residences.

The level 3 course provides the opportunity for students to gain experience, knowledge and qualifications within specific pathways of the industry. The pathways will focus on amenity horticulture (maintenance and establishment of parks and playing fields), production horticulture, (working in fruit or vegetable production), design and landscape (designing gardens and building) and retail.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C or above, to include English Language, Maths and Science, or successful completion of a Level 2 qualification at a merit grade overall, together with a tutor's recommendation. Experienced students may be considered without the above.


The course has assessments each week and projects run throughout the year, so successful students have to be committed and willing to put in some hours of work at home.

Future opportunities

Progression onto a Level 3 Extended Diploma course or an Apprenticeship.

Further information

Fees for students aged 24+ are approximately £4,000 (24+ loan available - please see our website for further information).

'Horticulture' covers a wide range of activities and involves the undertaking of practical tasks. If a learner is in any doubt about the course details, they should discuss their concerns with the course tutor before they enrol.

Practical tools and equipment will be provided but you will require steel toe-capped footwear, overalls and waterproof clothing, a range of which is sold by the College Plant Centre.

There may be opportunities to take additional qualifications, which may include Certificates of Competence, for which there may be a charge.

Pershore College has high quality residential accommodation for students for more information please see the accommodation section of the College website.

Transport routes run to the College from throughout the region to check on routes from where you live, please see the transport section of the College website.

If the start date/days for this course are not yet given, we expect to start in the first week of September for full-time further education and apprenticeship courses and the second week in September for part-time further education courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 16 January 2017
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