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.
Former Horticulture learner Dan Brennen flew the flag for Broomfield Hall by scooping a gold medal in the WorldSkills UK final – after building a garden in just 18 hours.
Dan, now studying Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield, impressed industry experts who judged his efforts at the Skills Show held at the NEC.
There to represent Derby College, he was part of a team which built a garden from scratch, including laying block paving and slabs, building raised beds, installing a water feature and planting.
Dan’s success gave him the chance to work with a specialist training team to prepare for a further WorldSkills challenge in Northern Ireland – so he gained even more skills to take forward into his working life.
Being part of WorldSkills was a fantastic experience and I’ve learnt so much. The additional training I’ve done as part of the competition will earn me a Level 4 qualification which, along with my degree, will hopefully greatly improve my job prospects after university.