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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.

      Located seven miles west of Norwich, the campus is right next to the Royal Norfolk Showground and a mere stone’s throw from Longwater Business Park. Set in over 200 hectares of idyllic farmland and countryside, Easton is a picturesque part of the world to continue your education and enhance your prospects for the future.