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Horticulture Level 3 Extended Diploma at Writtle University College

Course description

This course is made up of 19 Level 3 units and will provide you with the opportunity to gain an advanced level qualification in a broad range of horticultural disciplines, which is highly regarded in the industry.

Course content

Horticultural skills, estate skills, plant and soil science, garden design, machinery, landscape ecology and conservation, turf, plant propagation, establishment and maintenance, landscape construction, decorative horticulture, plant use and knowledge, surveying, investigative project, business accounting and management, organic crop production, tree and shrub pruning and maintenance, manage interior displays and garden history.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A-C to include English, Mathematics and Science. However, alternative qualifications or experience will be considered on application.


Each unit studied comprises of four learning outcomes with pass, merit and distinction for each outcome. These are assessed using a wide variety of methods including practical observation, orals, multiple choice questions, written assessments, open book exams and formal written assessments. The first year units must be passed before students are allowed to progress to the second.

Future opportunities

Progress to a higher level qualification such as a Foundation, Honours degree or an Apprenticeship programme, or find work as a skilled horticulturist working for an organisation or in self-employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years