Horticulture, Landscaping and Sports Turf

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1080 Guided Learning Hours


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England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Horticulture (1080)

This qualification is for learners who are interested in developing the specific technical and professional skills and knowledge that will lead to meaningful employment in the Horticulture industry. Learners will explore a wide range of industry areas.

Compulsory topics include:

  • Safe working practices
  • Identification, selection and planting of plants
  • Maintain turf
  • Machinery operations
  • Plant health and protection

Learners will also be able to choose additional optional topics, including:

  • Advanced horticultural science
  • Sustainable development
  • Plant propagation activities
  • Landscape and garden design
  • Construct and maintain decorative landscape features
  • Computer aided design in horticulture
  • Horticultural production techniques
  • Advanced nursery stock production
  • Construct and establish sports and amenity turf areas
  • Manage sports turf surfaces
  • Water management

You could specialise in:

  • Professional Horticulture
  • Sports Turf

This course could lead to the following employment opportunities:

  • Landscape operative
  • Gardener
  • Landscape contractor
  • Garden/grounds maintenance manager
  • Fresh produce technician
  • Production supervisor
  • Landscape team Leader/supervisor
  • Park team supervisor
  • Landscape site manager
  • Freelance landscaper
  • Commercial unit manager
  • Golf greenkeeper

For more information, read the Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Horticulture (1080) Qualification Handbook

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Horticulture (1080) website

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