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Horticulture (Amenity, Landscaping & Production) Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Reaseheath College

Course description

Depending on your previous qualifications, you could opt to study either an Extended Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Horticulture. For more information on Level 3 Diplomas visit our choosing the right course for you page. You can find out more about each study option using the tabs below.

If you’re interested in broadening your knowledge of garden design and landscaping or the business of growing ornamental plants, fruits or vegetables, horticulture is the right route for you.

Specialist staff will help you gain a broad spectrum of practical horticultural techniques and skills. Following this course you’ll be well placed for a career in the industry or for progression into higher and degree level study.

You will gain:

  • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horticulture
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Plant and soil science
  • Business management
  • Machinery operations
  • Horticultural production
  • Decorative landscape features
  • Interior planting
  • Turf in parks and gardens
  • Plant identification
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • A combination of GCSEs at grade C/D/E
  • Career changers welcome

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Level 3 course in Horticulture or Precision Crop Production
  • RHS Level 3 Certificate in Horticulture (Part-time)

Career options

  • Green keeper or groundsperson
  • Landscape business
  • National Trust / private garden
  • Retail manager / supervisor
  • Sales and marketing
  • Soil analyst
  • Agronomist

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.