Work-based Horticulture NPTC Level 3 Diploma
This course is an assessment of work-based learning within your industry sector and benefits from the amazing practical facilities offered at Shuttleworth College.
“Studying horticulture at Shuttleworth College has been pretty life-changing for me – I went from gaining a degree in traditional Chinese medicine to working with plants at one of Britain's largest historical gardens!”
“The skills I’m learning are benefiting my work and I put them into practice every day, both the theory and practical – jobs such as propagation where we use cuttings of older plants to create new ones, as well as protecting plants from pests and diseases.”
Anna Howgego - Practical Horticulture RHS Level 3 Certificate & Principles of Plant Growth, Health & Applied Propagation RHS Level 3 Certificate
You will need at least three GCSEs, grades A*-D (including maths and English), or alternatively an equivalent Level 1 qualification supported by good references and a minimum of Functional Skills at Level 1 in English and maths.
This course will be delivered and assessed in the work place. The aim of the course is to assess knowledge acquired through working in industry rather than through formal classroom sessions. The units are aimed at people in supervisory roles.
- Principles of plant science
- Principles of soil science
- Work-related experience
- Establishing and maintaining plants outdoors
- Introduction to land-based machinery operations
- Understanding the principles of sports and amenity turf maintenance
- Participating in propagation techniques.
(Please note: there may be minor changes to the units listed.) A complete list of units are available depending on your pathway and you will also study Health & Safety.
Observation and written/knowledge evidence.
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans