Individual modules of the full-time Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture can be studied part-time. The course content will depend upon the unit being studied.
We will consider mature learners who lack qualifications but have the academic ability and can demonstrate that they are prepared to take on the commitment required.
You will have an interview before enrolling.
Units available are:
The course is continually assessed. All units are assessed and graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction depending upon the grading criteria being met. The type of assessment varies but may include practical skill tests, case studies, written reports and presentations.
This will depend upon the unit being studied. Advice will be provided at the interview.
You can progress to any of the other units from the Extended Diploma in Horticulture which are offered through part-time study. If sufficient units are studied, it may be possible to complete the Extended Diploma in Horticulture over an extended period as a 'flexible' learner.
A loving grandfather’s gift of an allotment sowed the seeds of a growing career which is being nurtured by Derby College.
Calum Reeves was just eight when his grandad passed away and he inherited the plot they had spent hours together tending.
Now aged 18, Callum has a part-time job as a fruit and vegetable gardener at the National Trust-owned Clumber Park Estate, while working towards his Level 3 Diploma in Horticultural Studies at Broomfield Hall.
Callum has already gained a distinction at Level 2, and his achievements are all the more remarkable given he is dyslexic and left school with no GCSEs.
Without the help of the college I wouldn’t have got this nice job. I would have had no chance if the staff hadn’t been there to help me get my CV together.