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Landscape and Amenity Horticulture - Level 3 Extended Diploma at Easton & Otley College

Course description

The course will prepare students for a supervisory position in amenity horticulture, especially landscape design and construction, grounds maintenance or managing private gardens. 

This course develops a wide range of horticultural activities designed to open up career opportunities in a supervisory role with local authorities, garden centres, large private gardens, self-employment or Higher Education.

Course content

  • Principles of Plant and Soil Science
  • Business Management
  • Plant Knowledge
  • Machinery
  • Turf Production/Management
  • Landscape Construction
  • Applied Plant and Soil Science
  • Decorative Horticulture
  • Heritage Gardening
  • Individual Projects

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grades A-C (English, Maths and Science at Grade C or above) Diploma Level 2 (Merit/ Distinction overall).


Assessment is by means of assignments, practical assessments and plant identification.

Future opportunities

  • Foundation degree in Landscape and Amenity Management at Easton & Otley College
  • Other Higher Education courses
  • Employment/Self-employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easton & Otley College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016

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    • The many excellent facilities at Easton & Otley College give you a once-in-lifetime opportunity to further your ambitions and help you get the very most from your time with us.

      A self-contained campus located 9 miles outside Ipswich, Otley caters for a wide range of courses in a number of specialist buildings, many of which have been recently refitted and refurbished.  It’s a well-connected campus, with an extensive and ever-expanding network of direct bus routes linking Otley to all parts of Suffolk and Essex.