Horticulture course directory

The list below shows the horticultural courses currently offered by universities and colleges in the UK.

Abbreviations used:

AC – Advanced Certificate
ANC – Advanced National Certificate
BA – Bachelor of Arts
BSc – Bachelor of Science
C & G – City & Guilds
CHE- Certificate of Higher Education
DL – Distance learning available
FdA – Foundation Degree (Arts)
FdSc – Foundation Degree (Science)
FT – Full-time programme
MA – Master of Arts
NC – National Certificate
ND – National Diploma
NQ – National Qualification
NVQ – National Vocational Qualification
PDD – Professional Development Diploma
PT – Part-time Programme
SVQ – Scottish Vocational Qualification
WBL – Work-based learning available


University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen, University Office, King's College, Aberdeen, AB24 3FX
www.abdn.ac.uk
01224 272090 / 1

BSc (Hons) Plant & Soil Science FT 4yrs
BSc (Hons) Plant Biology FT 4yrs

Abingdon & Witney College
Holloway Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX 28 6NE
www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk
01993 703464

NC Amenity Horticulture FT 1yr
NC Amenity Horticulture PT 2yrs
ANC Horticulture- Amenity and Decorative FT 1yr
ANC Horticulture- Amenity and Decorative FT 2yrs
ANC Horticulture- Landscape and Garden Design PT 2 yrs
RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture PT 1yr
Certificate in Gardening PT 30 weeks
Certificate in Horticulture Skills – Level 1 PT 1 yr
NVQ 2 Horticulture PT 1yr with WBL
NVQ 2 Apprenticeship PT 2yrs with WBL
NVQ 3 Sports Turf PT 1yr with WBL
NVQ 3 Apprenticeships PT 2yrs with WBL

ACS Distance Education
PO Box 4171, Stourbridge, DY8 2WZ
www.acsedu.co.uk
0800 328 4723

Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Arboriculture) PT 900hrs DL
AC in Applied Management (Horticultural Technology) PT 700hrs DL
AC in Applied Management (Retail Nursery) PT 900hrs DL
AC in Applied Management (Wholesale Nursery) PT 900hrs DL
Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture, Parks and Recreation,
Nursery,) PT 2500hrs DL
Amenity Horticulture I & II 100 hours, DL
Arboriculture I & II 100 hours each, DL

Angus College
Keptie Road, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 3EA
www.angus.ac.uk
01241 432600

Managing an Environmental resource intermediate 1 (Horticulture &
Conservation) FT 1yr
NC Managing an Environmental resource intermediate 2 (Horticulture &
Conservation) FT 1yr
SVQ 1 Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
SVQ 2 Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
RHS level 2 Certificate in Horticulture PT 120 hrs, evenings
Introduction to Land based Industries FT 1yr
Practical Gardening Skills FT 6 weeks

Arboricultural Association
Ampfield House, Ampfield, Romsey, Hants SO51 9PA
www.trees.org.uk
01794 368717

Short courses in:
10th Arborists’ Trade Fair FT 2 days
42nd National Arboriculture Conference FT 4 days
AA Approved Contractor Pre- Assessment Workshop FT 1 day
Arboricultural Consultancy (Business and Profession of) FT 2 days
Engaging Arboricultural Contractors (for clients) FT 1 day
Tree survey and inspection (Basic or Professional levels) FT 1 or 3 days
Risk Assessment for Commercial Arboriculture FT 1 day
Trees and Design FT 1 day
Visual Amenity Valuation of Trees (the Helliwell System) FT 1 day

Arbor Venture Training Limited
Glenwood, Crabbswood Lane, Sway, Hampshire, SO41 6EQ.
www.arborventure.co.uk
01590 683540

Short courses in:
Maintain a Chainsaw and Small Tree Felling
Medium Tree Felling
Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue
Use of a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness
Pruning and Thinning Operations; Dismantle Operations
Brushwood Chipper Operations
Stump Grinder Operations
Safe Use and Operation of a MEWP
Use of a Chainsaw from a MEWP;
4 Day Arboriculture Course
14 Day Advance Arboriculture Course
Pesticide application
NPTC refresher courses also available.

Askham Bryan College
Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR
www.askham-bryan.ac.uk
01904 772277

NPTC NVQ Level 1 (General Horticulture PT 12-18 months WBL
BTEC Introductory Diploma (land and environment) FT 1yr
NPTC NVQ Level 2/Apprenticeship (arboriculture/
tree and timber) PT aprox 18 months WBL
NPTC NC Arboriculture FT 1yr
BTEC ND Forestry & Arboriculture FT 2
NPTC NVQ Level 2/Apprenticeship (amenity horticulture) PT 18-24 months WBL
NPTC NVQ Level 3/Advanced Apprenticeship (amenity hort) PT 18-24 months WBL
NPTC NVQ Level 2/Apprenticeship (Production Horticulture) PT approx. 2yrs, WBL
NPTC NVQ Level 3/Advancec Apprenticeship (Production Hort) PT approx. 2yrs, WBL
BTEC First Diploma (Horticulture) FT 1 yr
NPTC NC Horticulture PT 2 yrs
BTEC ND Horticulture (Hort, Garden Design or Landscape) FT 2 yrs
BTEC Intermediate Diploma (Landscape construction) PT 1yr
NPTC NVQ Level 2/Apprenticship Amenity hort (sportsturf) PT 1-2 yrs

Short courses in: Chainsaw cross cutting; chainsaw maintenance and felling; medium trees; tree climbing and aerial rescue; working from a rope and harness; pruning operations; dismantling operations; Working from a MEWP; Tree inspection; 180 or 360 degree digger; Brushwood chipper; brushcutter/strimmer; safe use of pesticides.

Extended foundation or foundation degrees in (Horticulture, Sports surface management, Landscape and garden management, Arboriculture) FT 2-3yrs, PT 3-5yrs
BSC (Hons) Sustainable Land Use FT 1yr, PT 2yrs

Aylesbury College
Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8PD
www.aylesbury.ac.uk
01296 588588

RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture PT 1 yr (Fastrack) or 2yr
RHS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture PT 2 yrs
NVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture PT 2yrs
BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Horticulture FT 1yr
BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Horticulture FT 1yr

Barony College
Parkgate, Dumfries DG1 3NE
www.barony.ac.uk
01387 860251

MA Horticulture PT 3yrs, WBL
NC Horticulture FT 1yr
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 18 months
Range of short courses also available

Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA)
Hall Place, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead SL6 6QR
www.bca.ac.uk
01628 824444

Introductory Diploma Land & Environment FT 1yr
First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr
National Certificate in Horticulture (Decorative) FT 1yr
ND Horticulture (Garden Design) FT 2yrs
Advanced National Certificate Horticulture FT 2yrs
Foundation Degree in Horticulture and Plantmanship FT 2yrs
NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture PT 1yr WBL
NVQ Level 3 Amenity Horticulture PT 1yr WBL
RHS Certificate Horticulture PT 1 yr
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
HNC Garden Design with Plantmanship PT 2yrs

Bicton College
East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7BY
www.bicton.ac.uk
01395 562300

Certificate Garden Design PT 20wks
NVQ 2 – Decorative Horticulture, Landscape, Construction, Nursery, Intensive Crop Production PT 1-2yrs
NVQ 3 – Decorative Horticulture, Intensive Crop Production PT 1-2yrs
Foundation Degree Horticulture FT 2yrs, PT up to 4yrs
Edexel First Diploma Horticulture (amenity, level 2) FT 1yr, PT available
Edexel National Certificate Horticulture (amenity, level 3) FT 1yr, PT available
RHS Diploma Horticulture PT 1yr
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
RHS Level 3 Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
Certificate Land Based Studies (Horticulture) (Level 1) FT 1yr
Short courses include: Chainsaw Use, Safe use of Pesticides & Tree Work

Bishop Burton College
Bishop Burton, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 8QG
www.bishopburton.ac.uk
01964 553000

Foundation Degree Garden Design PT 3yrs
BA (Hons) Top up Garden Design FT 1 yr
Foundation Degree Garden Management FT 2yrs
BA (Hons) Top up Garden Management FT 1yr
NVQ 2 Apprenticeship Horticulture (Amenity) WBL
NVQ 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Horticulture (Amenity) WBL
BTEC First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr
BTEC ND Horticulture FT 2yrs
NPTC (city and guilds) National Certificate Horticulture (general, landscape practice, sports turf management) FT 1yr

Borders College
Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire TD6 0PL
www.borderscollege.ac.uk
08700 505152

SVQ 1 Amenity Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs, WBL
SVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture – Decorative FT 1yr, PT 2yrs, WBL
SVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture – Landscaping FT 1yr, PT 2yrs, WBL
SVQ 3 Amenity Horticulture – Landscaping FT 1yr, PT 2yrs, WBL

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow, Poole, Somerset, BH12 5BB
www.bournemouth.ac.uk
01202 965110

BSc (Hons) Sports Management (Golf) FT 4 yrs

Bridgend College, Pencoed Campus
Pencoed College, Pencoed, Bridgend CF35 5LG
www.bridgend.ac.uk
01656 302600

City & Guilds ANC Horticulture PT 2yrs
City & Guilds NC Horticulture PT 2yrs
HNC Landscape construction and garden design PT 2yrs
HND Landscape construction and garden design FT 2yrs
NVQ 2 Sports Turf Maintenance PT 2yrs
NVQ 3 Sports Turf Maintenance PT 2yrs

Bridgwater College
Cannington Centre for Land-Based Studies, Cannington, Bridgewater, Somerset, TA6 4PZ
www.bridgwater.ac.uk
01278 455464

Certificate in Land-Based Studies FT 1yr
C & G NC Horticulture FT 1 yr
National Award/Certificate BTEC (Horticulture, sportsturf,
landscape design) FT 1 or 2 yrs
C & G NC Arboriculture FT 1yr
NA BTEC Arboriculture FT 1yr
NC BTEC Arboriculture FT 2yrs
CHE/FDsc Horticulture Technology FT 2yrs
CHE/FDsc Landscape Design FT 2yrs
CHE/FDsc Golf and Sports Turf management FT 2yrs

Brooksby Melton College
Brooksby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2LJ
www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk
01664 850850

Apprenticeship Amenity Horticulture PT, length dependent on age
Brooksby Melton Certificate Arboriculture PT 1yr
NA 3 Arboriculture FT 1yr
NA Garden Design PT 2yrs
First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr
NA 3 Horticulture FT 1yr
ND 3 Horticulture FT 2yrs
NVQ 2 Horticulture PT approx 1 yr
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 1-2yrs
Range of short courses available also awarding a certificate in competence in many related subjects, including Chainsaw and Related Operations and Tree Felling.


City College Brighton & Hove
Pelham Street, Brighton, Sussex, BN1 4FA
www.ccb.ac.uk
01273 667759

BTEC NC Horticulture FT 1yr
BTEC First Diploma Horticulture PT 1 yr
BTEC First Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
NCFE Level 2 Garden Design PT 1yr
NCFE Level 3 Garden Design PT 1yr

Capel Manor College
Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ
www.capel.ac.uk
08456 122 122
There are five main centres across London:
E Enfield Centre (north London)
G Gunnersbury Park Centre (west London)
R Regent’s Park Centre (central London)
P Crystal Palace Park Centre (south London)
C Castle Green Centre (east London)

Birkbeck Foundation Degree Garden Design (E) FT 2yrs, PT
NPTC Level 1 Horticulture (EG) FT 1 yr
BTEC First Diploma in Horticulture (EG) FT 1 yr
BTEC NC Horticulture and National Award (EG) FT 1 yr, PT
NPTC National Cert (EG) PT 2yrs
BTEC National Diploma (Garden Design) (EG) FT 2yrs
Apprenticeship Horticulture (EGRPC) PT 1yr, WBL
Advanced Apprenticeship Horticulture (EGR) PT 2yrs, WBL
Apprenticeship Arboriculture (EG) PT 1yr WBL
BTEC First Diploma Arboriculture (E) FT 1yr
BTEC National award Forestry and Arboriculture (E) FT 1yr, PT
BTEC NC Forestry and Arboriculture (E) FT 1yr, PT
BTEC ND Forestry and Arboriculture (E) FT 2yrs
BTEC NC Countryside Management (E) FT 1 or 2 yrs
BTEC ND Countryside Management (E) FT 2yrs
NPTC NC Floristry (EGC) FT 1yr, PT
NPTC ANC Floristry (EGC) FT 1yr
RHS Certificate (EGRPC) PT 1yr
RHS Advanced Certificate (EGR) PT 2yrs
RHS Diploma (EG) PT 2yrs
NPTC Organic Horticulture (EG) PT 1yr
NPTC Hard Landscaping (EG) PT 1yr
NPTC Arboriculture (EGP) PT 1yr
NPTC Sports Turf (G) PT 1yr
Botanical Illustration (G) PT 1 yr
NPTC Arboricultural Certification (EGP) PT various
LANTRA Arboricultural Certification (EG) PT various
NPTC Allotment Gardener (EGR) PT 1 yr
NPTC NVQ2 Landscaping (EG) PT 1yr
NOCN Level 2 Foundation for Garden Design (EGR) PT 1yr
NOCN Level 2 Computer Aided Design (EGR) PT 1yr
NOCN Level 2 Drawing and Graphics for garden design (EGR) PT 1yr
NOCN Level 3 Garden Design Principles and Practice (EGR) PT 1yr
NOCN Level 3 Plants and Planting design (EGR) PT 1yr
Birkbeck Garden History Certificates 1, 2 and 3 (E) PT 2yrs
Birkbeck Garden History Diploma (E) PT 2 terms
NPTC GreenHEART and Garden Expert Courses (EGRP) PT 1 yr
NPTC Certificate in Horticultural Skills (EGRPC) PT 1yr
NPTC Practical Gardener (EGRPC) PT 1yr
ABC/RFS Certificate in Arboriculture (E) PT 1yr
ABC/RFS Arboricultural Technicians Certificate (E) PT 1 yr
NVQ 2 Arboriculture (E) PT 1yr
NVQ 2 and NVQ 3 Environmental Education (E) PT 1yr

University of Central England
School of Architecture, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Gosta Green, Birmingham, B4 7DX
www.biad.uce.ac.uk-landscape
0121 3315110

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture FT 3yrs, PT 4yrs
Grad Diploma Landscape Architecture PT 1yr
PG Diploma Landscape Architecture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
MA Landscape Architecture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs

University of Central Lancashire
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE
01772 201201
www.uclan.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology (Architectural and Urban Design) FT 3 yrs

Chichester College
Brinsbury Campus, North Heath, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 1DL
www.chichester.ac.uk
01243 786321

NVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture – Landscape & Sports Turf PT, roll on-roll off, WBL
NVQ 3 Amenity Horticulture – Landscape & Sports Turf PT, roll on-roll off, WBL
BTEC First Diploma Level 2 Horticulture FT 1yr
BTEC NA Level 3 Horticulture FT 1yr
BTEC ND Level 3 Horticulture FT 2yrs
Edexcel Entry Level Certificate Horticulture FT
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 1-2yrs
RHS Diploma Horticulture PT 1yr
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 1-2yrs
C & G ANC Horticulture - Garden Design PT 2yrs
C & G 1 Certificate Land Based Studies FT 1yr
NVQ 2 Production Horticulture PT, roll on-roll off, WBL
NVQ 3 Production Horticulture PT, roll on-roll off, WBL
C & G NVQ Level 1 PT 1yr WBL roll on-roll off
Apprenticeship Horticulture PT 2yrs WBL roll on-roll off
Advanced Apprenticeship Horticulture PT 2yrs WBL roll on-roll off
C & G NC Landscaping FT 1yr
C & G NC Arboriculture FT 1yr
Lantra NVQ 2 + 3 Fencing PT 1 yr WBL roll on-roll off

Coleg Sir Gar (Carmarthenshire College)
Pibwrlwyd Campus, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 2NH
www.colegsirgar.ac.uk
01554 748000

C & G Certificate Gardening FT 1yr
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture FT 1yr
RHS Level 3 FT 1yr

College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise – Greenmount Campus
22 Greenmount Road, Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT 41 4PU
http: www.cafre.ac.uk
028 94426700

First Certificate in Horticulture PT 1yr
First Diploma Amenity Horticulture FT 1yr
NA Horticulture PT 2yrs
ND Horticulture FT 2yrs
NVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture PT 1yr
NVQ 3 Amenity Horticulture PT 2yrs
Certificate Higher Education Horticulture PT 2yrs
FdSc Horticulture – Amenity FT 2yrs, PT 4yrs
FdSc Horticulture – Landscaping FT 2yrs, PT 4yrs
FdSc Horticulture- Sportsturf Management Ft 2yrs, PT 4yrs
FdSc and CHE Horticulture PT 4yrs FdSc, 2yrs CHE
ANC Horticulture – Sportsturf Management PT 2yrs
Foundation Degree Horticulture – Sports Turf Management FT 2yrs, PT 4yrs
NVQ 2 Greenkeeping & Sportsturf Management Ft 18mths

Cranfield University, Cranfield Campus, School of Applied Sciences
Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL
www.cranfield.ac.uk
01234 750111

MSc Sports Surface Technology PT 3yrs
Soil Management (Option of Land Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert)
FT 1yr, PT 2-3yrs
Advanced Irrigation (Option of Water Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert)
FT 1yr, PT 2-3yrs
Environmental Water Management (Option of Water Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert) FT 1yr, PT 2-3yrs


Derby College, Broomfield Hall
Morley, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 6DN
www.derby-college.ac.uk
01332 836600

C & G NVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture PT 2yrs
C & G NVQ 3 Amenity Horticulture PT 1yr
C & G 0062 Certificate Gardening PT 10 wks per unit
BTEC First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr
BTEC ND Horticulture FT 2yrs
BTEC NA Arboriculture FT 1yr
C & G Certificate Land Based Studies (Horticulture) FT 1yr
RHS Level 2 Horticulture (parts I & II) PT 1yr
C & G 9352 Certificate in Horticulture PT 1yr
C & G NC Horticulture PT 1yr
NPTC Pesticides short courses run throughout the year

University of Derby, Buxton
1 Devonshire Road, Buxton, SK17 6RY
www.derby.ac.uk/buxton
01298 71100

RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 40wks

Derwen College
Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 3JA
www.derwen.ac.uk
01691 661234

This college specializes in courses for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
NPTC Skills For Working Life (Horticulture)
NVQ Commercial Horticulture Level 1
OCN Units in Horticulture

Duchy College
Rosewarne, Tehidy Road, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 0AB
www.duchy.ac.uk
01209 722100

NVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture PT 1yr, WBL
NVQ 3 Amenity Horticulture PT 18 months
National Certificate in Horticulture FT 1yr
Advanced National Certificate in Horticulture FT 1yr
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
RHS Diploma Horticulture PT 1yr
BSc (Hons) Horticulture FT 3yrs
Foundation Degree Hort– Global Plant Use (linked to Eden Project) FT 2yrs
Foundation Degree Hort – Garden design and plantmanship FT 2yrs
Higher National Certificate Garden design and plantmanship PT 2yrs

Dundee College
Kingsway Campus, Old Glamis Road, Dundee DD3 8LE
www.dundeecoll.ac.uk
01382 834800

Introduction to Hard & Soft Landscape Gardening FT 1yr
NQ Hard & Soft Landscape Gardening FT 1yr
SVQ Level 2/3 Amenity Horticulture PT 1-3yrs

Easton College
Easton, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 5DX
www.easton-college.ac.uk
01603 731200

RFS Certificate Arboriculture (Theory) PT 1yr
Edexcel Arboriculture units PT 1yr
Certificate Design & Craft (Garden Design) PT 1yr
C & G Certificate Practical Garden Design PT 1yr
NC Garden Design PT 1yr
First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr
Foundation Degree Landscape Design Management FT-PT, 2-3yrs
ND Amenity and Landscape Horticulture FT 2yrs
RHS Level 3 Certificate Horticulture PT 2yrs
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr day, 2yrs evening
NVQ 2 Horticulture Apprenticeship FT 1yr, WBL
NVQ 3 Horticulture Advanced Apprenticeship FT 18-24months, WBL
NVQ 1 Land Based Operations FT 1yr
NVQ 2 Arboriculture (Tree Care) FT 1yr WBL
NC Organic Horticulture PT 1yr
Short proficiency course in Arboriculture also available

East Durham and Houghall Community College
Houghall, Durham DH1 3SG
www.edhcc.ac.uk
0191 5182000

RHS General Certificate in Horticulture PT 2yrs
RHS Advanced Certificate and Diploma in Horticulture PT 1yr
ANC Horticulture Level 3 FT 1yr
NPTC C & G Certificate in Gardening PT 1yr
NPTC C & G Phase II Certificate in Horticulture PT 1yr
NCFE Certificate in Horticulture Level 3 PT 2yrs
NC 2 Horticulture FT 1yr
ND Horticulture PT 2yrs

Edinburgh College of Art, School of Landscape Architecture
Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF
www.eca.ac.uk
0131 2216091

MFA Art, Space and Nature FT 21months
BA (Hons)/ MSc Landscape Architecture FT 5yrs
Master of Landscape Architecture (postgraduate) FT 21months
MSc Golf Course Architecture FT 12months

Elmwood College
Carslogie Road, Cupar, Fife KY15 4JB
www.elmwood.ac.uk
01334 658842

NC Horticulture FT 1yr
HNC Horticulture FT 1yr
SVQ 2 Sportsturf Maintenance block release 2yrs
SVQ 3 Sportsturf Maintenance block release 2yrs
SVQ 4 Sprortsturf Maintenance PT 2yrs
RHS General Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr (evening)
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr (evening)
NC Greenkeeping FT 1yr, PT 2yr
HNC Golf Course Management FT 1yr, PT 2-3 yrs
HND Golf Course Management FT 1yr
PDA International Golf Course Management FT 6 mths
SVQ 3 Modern Apprenticeship (Greenkeeping) WBL
SVQ 3 Modern Apprenticeship (Decorative Horticulture) WBL
SVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture block release 2yrs
SVQ 3 Amenity Horticulture block release 2yrs

University College Falmouth
Tremough, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9EZ
www.falmouth.ac.uk
01326 211077

BA(Hons)Garden Design: Arts and Environment FT 3yrs, PT 5yrs
MA Garden Design FT 1yr, PT 2yrs

University of Gloucestershire
Francis Close Hall Campus, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4AZ
www.glos.ac.uk
01242 714551

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture FT 3yrs, PT 7.5yrs
PG Diploma Landscape Architecture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
PG Diploma (conversion) Landscape Architecture FT 2yrs, PT 4yrs
Masters Landscape Architecture (including diploma year) FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs

Grampus Heritage and Training Ltd
Ashgill,Threapland, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 2EL, United Kingdom
www.grampusheritage.fsnet.co.uk
016973 21516

Grampus Heritage and Training Ltd are promoters of the EU Leonardo da Vinci Training Programme and provide funded training opportunities through this programme to UK students, recent graduates and young workers.


University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, London, SE10 9LS
www.gre.ac.uk
0208 331 9100

BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture FT 3yrs, Pt 4yrs
Cert Landscape Design leading to MA Landscape Architecture FT 2.5yrs, PT 3.5yrs
Diploma Landscape Architecture FT1yrs, PT 2yrs
MA Garden Design FT 1yrs, PT 2yrs

Guildford College, Merrist Wood Campus
Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3PE
www.guildford.ac.uk
01483 884000

ND Arboriculture FT 2yrs
BA (Hons) Garden Design (Top-up) FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
NPTC Practical Gardening Certificate PT 24 weeks
Country Start Horticulture FT 1yr
First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
NC Horticulture (Plant Production) FT 1yr
ND Horticulture FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
Next Steps Horticulture FT 1yr
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 18mths
RHS Diploma Horticulture PT 18mths
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 2yrs
BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Sports Turf) Management (top-up) FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
NC Landscape Construction FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
ND Landscape Construction FT 2yrs
NA Sports Turf PT 1yr
NVQ 2 & 3 Sports Turf PT 1yr
Foundation degree Garden Design FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
Foundation degree Horticulture FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
BA (Hons) Garden Design FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
Foundation degree Horticulture (Sports turf) PT 3yrs
BSC (Hons) Horticulture (sport turf) management FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
Range of one-day courses also available. Course list will be updated May 2007- please see website for more details.

Hadlow College
Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0AL
www.hadlow.ac.uk
0500 551434

BSc (Hons) Degree Commercial Horticulture PT-FT 4yrs
HNC Commercial Horticulture PT 2yrs
HND Commercial Horticulture FT 3yrs
C & G 2 Gardening FT
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 1-2yrs
RHS Diploma Horticulture PT 2yrs
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 1-2yrs
RHS Master of Horticulture PT 3 yrs
NA Horticulture (Design) PT 1yr
NA Horticulture (Organic) PT 1yr
ND Horticulture FT 2yrs
BSc (Hons) Medicinal Horticulture PT-FT 2-4yrs
HNC Medicinal Horticulture PT 2yrs
HND Medicinal Horticulture FT 2-3yrs
First Diploma in Horticulture FT 1yr
FdSc Amenity Horticulture FT 2yrs PT 3yrs
BSc (Hons) Landscape Management (Land Use) FT 3yrs, PT 5yrs
HNC Landscape Management (Land Use) PT 2yrs
HND Landscape Management FT 2yrs, PT 1yr top-up to HNC
BA (Hons) Garden Design PT 2yrs
FdSc Garden Management FT 2yrs
FdSc Amenity Horticulture FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
HND Garden Design FT 2yrs
RHS College Partnership Programme – various PT 1-4days
NVQ Level 1 Horticulture FT/PT 1yr WBL
NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture FT/PT 1yr WBL
NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture (Landscape) FT/PT 18months WBL
NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture (sports turf) FT/PT 1yr WBL
NVQ Level 3 Amenity Horticulture (sports turf) FT/PT 18months WBL
NVQ Level 2 Production Horticulture FT/PT 1yr WBL
NVQ Level 3 Production Horticulture FT/PT 18months WBL

Hartpury College
Hartpury House, Hartpury, Gloucester, GL19 3BE
www.hartpury.ac.uk
01452 702376

BA(Hons)- FdA Amenity Horticultural Management FT 2-3yrs , PT option
NVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture (Landscaping) WBL or day release
NVQ 3 Amenity Horticulture (Landscaping) WBL or day release
NVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture (Sports Turf Maintenance) WBL or day release
NVQ 3 Amenity Horticulture (Sports Turf Maintenance) WBL or day release
NVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture (Nursery) WBL or day release
NA Amenity & Landscape Horticulture FT 1yr, PT option
NC Amenity & Landscape Horticulture FT 2yrs, PT option
ND Amenity & Landscape Horticulture FT 2yrs
C & G 2 Certificate Gardening Level 2 PT
C & G 2 Certificate Gardening Level 2 (Practical) PT
First Certificate Horticulture FT 1yr
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT
RHS Diploma in Horticulture PT
NC Horticulture PT
First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr, PT option

Havering College of Further & Higher Education
Quarles Campus, Tring Gardens, Harold Hill, Romford, Essex, RM3 9ES
www.havering-college.ac.uk
01708 462777

Basic Horticulture Skills (Certificate in Adult Literacy L1) FT-PT 1yr


Herefordshire College of Art and Design
Folly Lane, Herefordshire, HR1 1LT
headmin@hereford-art-col.ac.uk
01432 273359

FdA Spatial Design - The use and design of space for interior and landscape FT 2yrs
BA (Hons) Spatial Design - The use and design of space for interior and landscape FT 1yr


Horticultural Correspondence College
Little Notton Farmhouse, 16 Notton, Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2NF
www.hccollege.co.uk
01225 816700

Beautiful Gardens PT, DL
Certificate Arboriculture PT, DL
Conservation Studies PT, DL
Garden Centre PT, DL
Japanese Garden Designs PT, DL
Principles of Gardening PT, DL
Garden Landscape Construction PT, DL
Garden Landscape & Design Drawing PT, DL
Garden Planting & Layout PT, DL
Enjoy Herbs PT, DL
Master Horticulture PT, DL
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT, DL
RHS Diploma Horticulture PT, DL
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT, DL
Market Gardening PT, DL

Institute of Groundsmanship (IoG)
28 Stratford Office Village, Walker Avenue, Wolverton Mill East, Milton Keynes, MK12 5TW
www.iog.org
01908 312511

NPTC/C & G NC Sports and Amenity Turf Maintenance Level 2 PT 1yr, DL
C&G 9352 Horticultural Skills Certificate Level 1 PT 1 week
NVQ Level 1 Amenity Horticulture PT 1 yr
NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture PT 1 yr
IOG National Practical Certificate PT 5day block
Various NPTC Horticultural training courses PT 1 or 2 days

Institute of Sport, Parks and Leisure
ISPAL, The Grotto House, Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NE
www.ispal.org.uk
0845 603 8734

Offers a range of on-site, tailor-made training programmes. Course currently being updated, please see website for more details.

Kildalton Horticultural College
Piltown, County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland
www.kildaltoncollege.ie
+ 353 (0)51644400

Advanced Certificate Horticulture FT 1 yr
BSc Horticulture FT 3yrs
Certificate Horticulture FT 1 yr

Kingston Maurward College
Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY
www.kmc.ac.uk
01305 215000

Certificate HE Arboriculture PT 40days
NVQ 2 Arboriculture PT 20days, WBL
NVQ 3 Arboriculture PT 15days, WBL
RFS Certificate Arboriculture PT 28days
Practical Environmental Skills PT 12days
NVQ 1 Forestry PT 20days, WBL
NVQ 2 Forestry PT 20days, WBL
C & G Certificate Gardening PT 34days
BTEC Advanced Certificate Garden Design PT 30days
First Diploma Landscape FT 34wks
NC Horticulture FT 34wks
ND Horticulture FT 68wks
NVQ 2 Horticulture PT 20days, WBL
NVQ 3 Horticulture PT 15days, WBL
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 30days
RHS Diploma Horticulture PT 30days
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 60days
C&G Practical Certificates PT 34days
Variety of short courses also available, including NPTC & LANTRA courses.


Kingston University London
School of Architecture & Landscape
Knights Park Campus, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QJ
www.kingston.ac.uk
+ 44 (0)20 8547 2000 ext 64195

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture FT 3yrs
BA (Hons) Landscape Planning FT 3 yrs
Post Graduate Diploma Landscape Architecture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
MA Landscape & Urbanism FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
BRIDGING COURSE to prepare students for the MA
Short Courses available in Garden Design – contact Nina Hunt for details on 0208 547 7066.

Langside College
Rutherglen Campus, Buchanan Drive, Rutherglen, Glasgow, G73 3PF
www.langside.ac.uk
0141 6476300

HND Amenity Horticulture FT-PT, 2 yrs
HNC Horticulture FT- PT 1 yr
HNC Garden Design FT- PT 1 yr
HND Garden Design FT-PT 2 yrs
HNC Golf Course Management FT – PT 1 yr
NC Greenkeeping FT-PT 1yr
NQ Horticulture FT- PT 1yr
NQ Construction Skills for Hard Landscapers FT- PT 1yr
SVQ 1 Horticulture PT 1yr
SVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture PT 1yr
SVQ 3 Amenity Horticulture PT 1yr

Leeds Metropolitan University
Leeds School of Architecture, Landscape & Design
Hepworth Point
Leeds LS2 8BQ
Tel: +44 113 812 3193
www.leedsmet.ac.uk-courses-landscape_architecture

BA (Hons) Garden Art & Design FT 3yrs, PT 6yrs
Certificate-Diploma Garden Art & Design PT up to 2yrs
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture FT 3yrs, PT 6yrs
Graduate Certificate Conversion Course Landscape Architecture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
Postgraduate Diploma - MA Landscape Architecture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
Postgraduate Certificate Urban Design FT 1yr, PT 2-3yrs
Postgraduate Diploma Urban Design FT1yr, PT 2-3yrs
MA Urban Design FT 1yr, PT 2yrs

Moray College
Moray Street, Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 1JJ
www.moray.ac.uk
01343 576000

SVQ 1 Horticulture PT 1yr
SVQ 2 Horticulture PT 1yr
HNC Horticulture FT 1 yr
NQ Practical Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
NQ Amenity Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs

Moulton College
Moulton, Northampton NN3 7RR
www.moulton.ac.uk
01604 491131

BTec-Edexcel ND Arboriculture FT 2yrs
Foundation Degree Arboriculture FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
RFS Certificate Arboriculture PT 2yrs (eve)
BTec-Edexcel First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr
BTec- Edexcel NA Horticulture FT 2terms
BTec- Edexcel ND Horticulture FT 2yrs
Foundation Degree Horticulture & Garden Design FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
NVQ 2 Landscaping Option PT 2yrs
NVQ 3 Landscaping Option PT 2yrs
NVQ 2 Nursery Option PT 2yrs
Foundation Degree Sports Turf FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
NVQ 2 Sports Turf Option PT 2yrs
NVQ 3 Sports Turf Option PT 2yrs
Arboriculture, Excavator, Forklift & Pesticide Application short courses available.


Myerscough College
Bilsborrow, Preston PR3 0RY
www.myerscough.ac.uk
01995 642222

NVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture – Sport Turf WBL
NVQ 3 Amenity Horticulture – Sport Turf 1yr, WBL
BSc (Hons) Arboriculture FT 4yrs with 1yr WBL
First Diploma Arboriculture FT 1yr
FdSc Arboriculture FT or PT 3yrs, WBL
Online FdSc Arboriculture PT 3yrs
MSc/ PGDip Arboriculture & Urban Forestry FT 1yr, PT 2-3yrs
ND Arboriculture FT 3yrs with 1 yr WBL
RFS Certificate Arboriculture PT 1yr
BA (Hons) Garden Design (Top-up) FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
FdA Garden Design FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
BSc (Hons) Horticulture FT 4yrs with 1yr WBL
First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr
FdSc Horticulture FT or PT 3yrs, WBL
NC Horticulture FT 2yrs
ND Horticulture FT 3yrs with 1yr WBL
NVQ 1 Horticulture FT 1yr
NVQ 2 Horticulture FT 1yr
NVQ 3 Horticulture FT 1yr
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 1-2yrs
RHS Diploma Horticulture PT 1yr
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 1-2yrs
First Diploma Landscape FT 1yr
NC Landscape FT 2yrs
ND Landscape FT 3yrs with 1 yr WBL
BA (Hons) Landscape Management FT 3yrs PT 5yrs
FdA Landscape Management FT 2yrs PT 3yrs
First Diploma Sports Turf FT 1yr
FdSc Sports Turf FT or PT 3yrs, WBL
Online FdSc Sports Turf PT 3yrs
NC Sports Turf FT 2yrs
ND Sports Turf FT 2yrs
BSc (Hons) Turfgrass Science FT 4yrs with 1yr WBL
Online BSc (Hons) Turfgrass Science FT 2yrs

NPTC
Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG
www.nptc.org.uk
024 7685 7300
Part of the City and Guilds Group, NPTC is the largest recognised awarding body in the land based sector for vocational qualifications. The aim is to promote competence and professionalism in the workforce of land-based and related industries by the encouragement of continuous learning and the recognition of skill.
The NPTC portfolio includes the long-established Certificate of Competence, Skills Tests, NVQ’s, Certificates and Diplomas.

The horticultural portfolio progresses from entry level through to level 4.
Entry Level – Skills for Working Life – Horticulture
Certificates of Competence – Level 1 to 3
Horticulture Skills Test (9352) – Level 1
Certificate in Land-based Studies – Level 1
Certificate in Gardening Level 2
Certificate in Horticulture Level 2
NC in Horticulture Level 2
ANC in Horticulture Level 3
AND in Horticulture Level 3
NC in Sports and Amenity Turf Maintenance Level 2
Horticulture NVQ Level 1
Production Horticulture NVQ Level 2 and 3
Amenity Horticulture NVQ Level 2 and 3
Amenity Horticulture Management NVQ Level 4

The National Trust for Scotland School of Gardening
Threave Gardens, Castle Douglas DG7 1RT
www.nts.org.uk
01556 502575

Craftsman Gardener Award FT 1yr


NESCOT- Epsom’s College of Further & Higher Education
Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS
www.nescot.ac.uk E-mail: info@nescot.ac.uk
02083943030

NVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture- Landscape Design PT 2yrs
NVQ 3 Amenity Horticulture PT 2yrs
BTec First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr
NVQ 1 Horticulture FT 1yr
NVQ 2 Horticulture- Landscaping FT 1yr
NVQ 2 Horticulture- Sports Turf FT 1yr
NPTC SWL Land-based Entry FT 1yr
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT evening 2yrs
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT evening 2yrs
RHS General Exam Horticulture PT evening 2yrs

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, United Kingdom.
www.ncl.ac.uk
0191 222 6000

BSc (Hons) Argonomy FT 3yrs
BSc (Hons) Organic Food Production FT 3yrs

Northumberland College
Kirkley Hall, Ponteland, Northumberland, NE20 0AQ
www.northland.ac.uk
01670 841200

HND Amenity Horticulture PT 2yrs
NC Horticulture FT 1yr
ND Horticulture FT 2yrs
Foundation Degree Horticulture PT 2yrs
NA Arboriculture PT 1/2yrs
NC Arboriculture FT 1yr
ND Arboriculture FT 2yrs
HND Environmental Conservation FT 2yrs
NC Countryside Management FT 1yr
ND Countryside Management FT 2yrs

Norton Radstock College
South Hill Park, Radstock, nr Bath, BA3 3RW
www.nortcoll.ac.uk
01761 433161

C & G 1 Foundation Arboriculture FT 1yr
Arboriculture (various courses) PT
C & G 1 Environmental Conservation FT 1yr
C & G Garden Design PT 1yr
C & G Certificate Gardening PT 1yr
C & G Level 1 Certificate Horticulture FT 1yr
BTEC Level 3 NC Horticulture PT 2yrs
C&G Level 2 NC Horticulture FT 1yr
NVQ 1 Horticulture PT 1yr
NVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture PT 2yrs
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr

University of Nottingham
School of the Built Environment, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
www.nottingham.ac.uk
0115 951 3134

BA in Sustainable Built Environment FT 3yrs
BSc Crop Science FT 3yrs

Nottingham Trent University
School of ARES, Brackenhurst, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0QF
www.ntu.ac.uk
01636 817099

NA in Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
ND in Horticulture FT 2yrs
Royal Horticultural Society General Certificate in Hort FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
FdSc Horticulture FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
FdSc Horticulture: Garden Design FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
BSc (Hons) Environmental Design and Management FT 1yr

Oaklands College
Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0JA
www.oaklands.ac.uk
01727 737700

NPTC Chainsaw Application PT short course
C & G Garden Design PT
C & G Certificate Practical Gardening FT
C & G 2 NC Green Keeping & Sports Turf Management FT 1yr
C & G 2 NC Horticulture- Landscape FT 1yr
C & G ANC Horticulture- Landscape & Garden Design FT 1yr
C & G 3 Certificate Horticulture FT 1yr
C & G NVQ 1 Horticulture PT
RHS Certificate Horticulture PT
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT
NPTC Pesticide Application PT short course
C & G 3 Plant and Planting Design PT
C & G NVQ 2 Apprenticeship Sports Turf PT
C & G NVQ 3 Apprenticeship Sports Turf PT

Oatridge College
Ecclesmachan, Broxburn, West Lothian EH52 6NH
www.oatridge.ac.uk
01506 864800

NC Greenkeeping FT 1yr
HNC in Golf Course Management PT 2yrs
SVQ 2 Sports Turf PT 2yrs, WBL
SVQ 3 Sports Turf PT 1 or 2yrs, WBL
NC Horticulture FT 1yr
NC Landscape Construction FT 1 yr
HNC Horticulture FT 1 yr, PT 2yrs
HNC Landscape Management FT 1 yr, PT 2yrs
SVQ 2 Horticulture & Landscaping PT 2yrs, WBL
SVQ 3 Horticulture & Landscaping PT 2yrs, WBL
SVQ 2 Cemeteries & Graveyards PT 1or 2yrs, WBL
PDA Garden Centre Operations PT 6months, WBL

Otley College
Charity Lane, Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 9EY
www.otleycollege.ac.uk
01473 784174

Vocational Skills – Landbased Studies (Vocs) FT 1yr
First diploma in Agriculture FT 1yr
NC in Agriculture FT 1yr
First Steps into Horticulture FT 1yr
First Dimploma in Horticulture FT 1yr
NA in Horticulture PT 1yr
NA in plantsmanship PT 1yr
ND in Horticulture FT 1yr
NA in sports turf PT 1yr
First Diploma in countryside management FT 1yr
ND in countryside management FT 1yr
NA in countryside management PT 1yr
NC in arboriculture FT 1yr
ND in Forestry and Arboriculture FT 1yr
NA in forestry and arboriculture PT 1yr
Arboriculture certificate PT 30weeks
Tree surgery FT 10weeks
Arboriculture Tech Certificate PT 30weeks
RHS General Certificate in Horticulture PT
RHS Advanced Certificate in Horticulture PT
RHS Diploma in Horticulture PT 18months

Pershore Group of Colleges
Avonbank, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 3JP
www.pershore.ac.uk
01386 552443

BSc (Hons) Horticulture FT 3yrs
HND Horticulture FT 2yrs
HNC Garden Design PT 2yrs
HNC Professional Gardening PT 2yrs
HNC Organic Gardening PT 2yrs
ND Horticulture FT 2yrs
NC Horticulture FT 1yr
NVQ 1 Horticulture PT 1yr
NVQ 2 Horticulture PT 2yrs, WBL
NVQ 3 Horticulture PT 1yr, WBL
NA Garden Design PT 1yr
NA Horticulture PT 1yr
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 2yrs
RHS Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
Certificate Gardening PT 1yr
Certificate Land Based Studies – Horticulture FT 1yr
Practical Landscape Construction PT 15wks
Apprenticeship in Sports Turf PT 2yrs WBL

Perth College
Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX
www.perth.ac.uk
0845 2701177

HNC Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
NQ Horticulture with Landscaping FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
NQ Countryside Management FT1 yr, PT2yrs

Plumpton College
Ditchling Road, Plumpton, Nr Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3AE
www.plumpton.ac.uk
01273 890454

Land Based Studies- Horticulture FT 1yr
BTEC NA Horticulture FT 1yr
BTEC ND Horticulture FT 2yr
Level 2 Certificate in Land based service engineering PT 1yr
ANC Horticulture (Landscaping) PT 2yrs
RHS Certificate Horticulture PT 1 yr (day)
RHS Certificate Horticulture PT 2 yr (evening)
RHS Advanced Diploma PT 1yr (day)
NVQ II Amenity Landscape PT 1yr WBL
NVQ II Amenity Decorative PT 1yr WBL
NVQ II Amenity Sportsturf PT 1yr WBL
C & G Amateur Gardening Certificate PT 10 weeks
NVQ III Sportsturf PT 2yr WBL

The University of Reading
School of Biological Sciences, Plant Science Laboratories, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AS
www.plantsci.reading.ac.uk
0118 3788091

BSc Horticulture and Environmental Management FT 3yrs, PT available
FdSc Horticulture FT 2yrs, PT 3-4yrs
MSc Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 2-3yrs

Reaseheath College
Reaseheath, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DF
www.reaseheath.ac.uk
01270 613242

ND Amenity Horticulture FT 2yrs
ND Commercial Plant Production FT 2yrs
AC Garden Design PT 16 wks
NA Garden Design FT 1yr
Professional Diploma Garden Design PT 1.5yrs
FdSc Garden & Landscape Design FT 2yrs, 3yrs with sandwich yr
HNC Garden & Landscape Design PT 2.5yrs
FdSc Golf & Sports Turf Management FT 2yrs, 3yrs with sandwich yr
NVQ Level 4 Amenity Horticulture PT available
First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr
Foundation Horticulture FT 1yr
C & G NC Horticulture FT 1yr
NVQ 1 Horticulture PT 1yr
NVQ 2 Horticulture PT 1yr
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 2yrs
RHS Diploma Horticulture PT 2yrs
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
NVQ 3 Landscape PT 2yrs, WBL
HNC Landscape Management PT available
BSc(Hons) Garden and Landscape Design FT 1yr top up
HNC Golf and Sports turf Management PT 2yrs
Module route Golf and Sportsturf Management 1 day per week
Module route Garden and Landscape Design 1 day per week
NVQ3 Sportsturf 12no 3 day blocks
NVQ2 Landscaping PT 2yrs
NVQ2 Nursery PT 2yrs
NVQ2 Interior Landscaping PT 2yrs
C & G Amateur Gardening PT 1yr
Various short courses available, including NPTC certificates of competence.

Rodbaston College
Penkridge, Stafford ST19 5PH
www.rodbaston.ac.uk
01785 712209

Foundation Degree Amenity Horticulture FT-PT 2-3yrs
BSc (Hons) Amenity Horticulture and Garden Design FT-PT 1-2yrs
Edexcel (BTec) First Diploma Horticulture Level 2 FT 1yr
Apprenticeship in Amenity Horticulture Level 2 WBL
Apprenticeship in Sports Turf Level 2 WBL
Advanced Apprenticeship in Amenity Horticulture Level 3 WBL
Advanced Apprenticeship in Sports Turf Level 2 WBL
Edexcel (BTec) ND Horticulture Level 3 FT 2yrs
Edexcel (BTec) NA Horticulture Level 3 FT-PT 1yr
C & G Level 1 Certificate Land-Based Studies FT 1yr
NPTC Skills for Working Life Level 3 Premier Horticulture FT 1yr

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR
www.rbge.org.uk
0131 2482813

Practical Certificate in Horticulture (RBGE) PT 1yr
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr, DL
Diploma in Horticulture (RBGE) FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
Diploma in Garden Design (RBGE) PT 1yr
Diploma in Herbology (RBGE) PT 1yr
HND Horticulture with Plantsmanship FT 2yrs, PT 4yrs
BSc (Hons) Horticulture with Plantsmanship FT 4yrs, PT 4yrs+
Msc Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants FT 1yr

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew School of Horticulture
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
http://www.kew.org/education/diploma/index.html
020 8332 5545

Kew Diploma Horticulture FT 3yrs

Royal Horticultural Society School of Horticulture
RHS Garden, Wisley, Woking Surrey, GU23 6QB
www.rhs.org.uk
01483 212419

Wisley Diploma Practical Horticulture FT 2yrs
Certificate Practical Horticulture FT 1yr
Specialist Option Certificates in:
Estate Management with Arboriculture FT 1yr
Fruit Cultivation FT 1yr
Orchid Culture & Glasshouse Management FT 1yr
Ornamental Horticulture FT 1yr
Plant Centre Management Skills FT 1yr
Rock & Alpine Gardening FT 1yr

Scottish Agricultural College
Campuses in Edinburgh, Ayr and Aberdeen
West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG
www.sac.ac.uk
0800 269 453

BSc Horticulture FT 3yrs, PT available
BSc (Hons) Horticulture FT 4yrs, PT available
HNC Horticulture FT 1yr, PT available
HND Horticulture FT 2yrs, PT available
SAC Diploma in Horticulture comprising:
NC Horticulture, 1yr sandwich placement & HNC Horticulture FT 3yrs
BSc Horticulture with Plantsmanship FT 3yrs PT available
BSc (Hons) Horticulture with Plantsmanship FT 4 yrs PT available
HND Horticulture with Plantsmanship FT 2yrs, PT available
HNC Landscape Management FT 1yr, PT available
HNC Garden Design FT 1yr, PT available
HND Garden Design FT 2yrs, PT available


University of Sheffield
Department of Landscape, Arts Tower, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN
www.shef.ac.uk-landscape
0114 2220600

BSc & MLA Diploma Landscape Architecture & Ecology FT 4yrs
BA & MLA Diploma Landscape Architecture & Planning FT 4yrs
MA-Diploma Landscape Architecture FT 2yrs
MA-Diploma Landscape Management FT 1yr, PT 2yrs

Shipley College
Exhibition Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3JW
www.shipley.ac.uk
01274 327222

BTec Level 2 First Diploma Horticulture FT/PT 1yr
BTec Level 3 ND Horticulture FT-PT 2yrs
RHS 3 Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 2yrs
BTec Level 3 NA PT 1yr
NVQ 1 Horticulture PT 1yr, WBL
NVQ 2 Amenity Horticulture PT 1yr, WBL
NVQ 3 Amenity Horticulture PT 2yrs, WBL
C & G Level 2 Certificate Gardening PT 2yrs
OCNW Level 2 Certificate Garden Design PT 1yr

Shuttleworth College
Old Warden Park, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA
www.shuttleworthcollege.ac.uk
01767 626222

Edexcel (BTec) ND Horticulture FT 2yrs
Edexcel (BTec) ND Horticulture with Arboriculture FT 2yrs
NPTC (C & G) NC Horticulture FT 1yr
Edexcel (BTec) First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 1-2yrs
RHS Diploma Horticulture PT 1yr
RHS Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
NPTC (C & G) Certificate in Design & Craft- Garden Design PT 1yr
NPTC (C & G) Level 2 Certificate Gardening PT 1yr
C&G NC Sports and Amenity Turf Maintenance PT 1yr
C&G Cert in Practical Gardening PT 1yr
C&G Cert in Horticuluture (Arboriculture) PT 1yr
BTEC NA Horticulture – Sports turf PT 1yr
BTEC NA Horticulture – Garden Design PT 2yr
BTEC NA Horticulture – Landscape and Design PT 1yr

Solihull College
Blossomfield Road, Solihull B91 1SB
www.solihull.ac.uk
0121 6787000

Train to gain in Horticulture FT 1yr WBL
Short courses in: Safe use of Abrasive Wheels, Safe use of Brush cutters and strimmers, safe use of mowers.
BTEC Level 2 First Cert in Horticulture FT 1yr
BTEC Level 2 Frist Diploma in Horticulture FT 1yr
Level 1 Cert in Land based studies – horticulture FT 1yr
Garden Design (non accredited) PT 10weeks
RHS Level 2 Cert Horticulture PT 2yrs (morning and evening)
NVQ 2 Apprenticeships in Horticulture FT 1yr WBL

Spalding Horticultural Training Group
Willow Cottage, Market Way, Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire PE11 3PE
www.shtg.co.uk
01775 710522

NVQ Production Horticulture variable duration –WBL
Short courses available: Financial Management, First Aid, Fork Lift Operations, Basic Horticulture, Pesticide Applications, Safe Working Practices, Supervisory Management, Technical Workshops

Sparsholt College Hampshire
Sparsholt, Winchester, SO21 2NF
www.sparsholt.ac.uk
01962 776441

BSc (Hons) Garden Design (top-up degree) FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
FdSc Garden Design FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
BTec First Diploma (level 2) Horticulture FT 1yr
FdSc Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
HPTC Introductory Award Horticulture FT 1yr
BTec NA (level 3) Horticulture - Design FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
BTec NA (level 3) Horticulture- Sports Turf FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
BTec ND Horticulture (Garden Landscaping & Sports FT 2yrs
Turf Management options)
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
RHS Diploma Horticulture PT 1yr
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
C & G Level 3 ANC Landscape Practice FT 1yr, PT 3yrs
C & G Level 3 ANC Amenity & Decorative Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 3yrs

Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI)
St Ives Estate, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 1AU
www.stri.co.uk
01274 518908

Understanding the Science & Management of your Golf Course 4 days
Understanding the Science & Management of your Grounds and Parklands 1 day
Understanding the Science & Management of your Sports Grounds 4 days
Integrating Ecology into Golf course management: a practical approach 2 days
FACTS turf training courses ‘understanding plant nutrition and fertiliser types, environment issues and legislation’ 5 days

Stourbridge College
Leasowes Park Centre, Leasowes Lane, Halesowen, West Midlands B62 8QF
www.stourbridge.ac.uk
0121 602 4904

NPTC Skills for Working life entry horticulture FT 1yr
NPTC Level 1 Cert in Horticulture FT 1yr
Short courses include: Chainsaw Maintenance, Chainsaw felling (small tress), Safe use of Pesticides, Strimmers and brushcutters.

Teagasc, College of Amenity Horticulture
National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
www.teagasc.ie
01 8040201/6376133

BSc Horticulture FT 3 yrs
Level 4 Certificate Horticulture FT 1 yr
Level 5 Certificate Horticulture FT 1 yr
Level 6 Certificate Horticulture FT 1 yr
AC Greenkeeping PT 2yrs WBL
AC Golf Course Management PT 2yrs WBL

Walford & North Shropshire College
Walford Campus, Baschurch, Shewsbury, SY4 2HL
www.wnsc.ac.uk
01939 262100

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Amenity Horticulture FT 2yrs
BTec First Diploma in Horticulture FT 1yr
BTec NA in Horticulture FT 2yrs, PT 1yr
BTec NC in Horticulture FT/PT 2yrs
BTec ND in Horticulture FT 2yrs
RHS Level 2 Cert in Horticulture PT 2yrs
RHS Level 3 Advanced Cert in Horticulture PT 3yrs
NPTC (C&G) Cert in Design +Craft (Garden Design) PT 1yr

Warwick HRI
The University of Warwick, Wellesbourne, Warwick CV34 5NU
Tel: 024 7657 4455
Web: www.warwickhri.ac.uk

BSc Environmental Biology FT
MSc Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate  FT/PT
MSc Enterprise in Horticulture  FT/PT
MSc Plant Bioscience for Crop Production FT/PT
MSc Modelling Biological Populations and Interactions  FT/PT
MSc by Research FT/PT
PhD in Plant and Environmental Sciences  

Warwickshire College
Moreton Morrell, nr Warwick CV35 9BL
www.warkscol.ac.uk
01926 318268

Foundation Degree Amenity Horticulture FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
Higher NC Amenity Horticulture PT 2yrs
Foundation Degree Arboriculture FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
Higher NC Arboriculture PT 2yrs
Foundation Degree Garden & Landscape Design FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
Higher NC Garden and Landscape Design PT 2yrs
Foundation Degree Sports Turf Management FT 2yrs, PT 3yrs
Higher NC Sports Turf Management PT 2yrs
BTec ND Horticulture FT 2yrs
BTec NC Horticulture FT 1yr
BTec NA Horticulture FT 1yr
BTec ND Arboriculture FT 2yrs
BTec NC Arboriculture FT 1yr
BTec NA Arboriculture FT 1yr
BTec First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr
BTec First Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
NC Sports Turf (NPTC) FT 1yr
NC Arboriculture (NPTC) FT 1yr
RHS Cert Arboriculture PT 1yr
RHS Cert Horticulture PT 2yrs
RHS Advanced Cert Horticulture PT 2yrs
Certificate in Gardening PT 1yr
Level 1 Cert Horticulture FT 1yr
NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture – Landscape PT 1yr WBL
NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture – Sports Turf PT 1yr WBL
NVQ Level 3 Amenity Horticulture – Landscape PT 2yrs WBL
NVQ Level 3 Amenity Horticulture – Sports Turf PT 2yrs WBL
NPTC Cert Horticultural Skills PT 1yr
Professional Development diploma in social and therapeutic horticulture PT 1yr

Waverley Training Services
The Pump House, Kimbers Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 9PT
www.wts.org.uk
01252725872

Apprenticeship in Amenity Horticulture Level 2 14-20 wks WBL
Apprenticeship in Nursery Horticulture Level 2 14-20 wks WBL
Apprenticeship in Production Horticulture Level 2 14-20 wks WBL
Apprenticeship in Sports Turf Level 2 14-20 wks WBL

Welsh College of Horticulture
Northop, Mold, Flintshire CH7 6AA
www.wcoh.ac.uk
01352 841000

Level 1-2 Step Forward Horticulture Program PT 6wks – 1yr
Level 2 RHS General Cert Horticulture PT 18months
Level 3 RHS Advanced Cert in Horticulture PT 18months
Level 1-2 BTEC Introductory diploma in land & environment PT 1yr
Level 1 Course in Hort FT 1yr
Level 2 Cert in Horticulture FT 2yrs
Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture FT 2yrs
Level 4 HNC environmental conservation management PT 2yrs
Level 4 HNC landscape construction & garden design PT 2yrs
Level 4 HNC nursery production &garden centre management PT 2yrs
Level 4 HNC organic horticulture PT 2yrs
Level 4 HNC sports ground management PT 2yrs
Level 4 HND landscape construction and garden design FT 2yrs
Level 4 HND organic horticulture FT 2yrs
Level 4 Professional Diploma in Garden Design PT 1yr
Level 2 Amenity Horticulture – Landscape PT 2yrs, WBL
Level 2 Amenity Horticulture – Nursery PT 2yrs, WBL
Level 2 Amenity Horticulture – Sports Turf PT 2yrs, WBL
Level 2 Production Horticulture PT 2yrs, WBL
Level 3 Amenity Horticulture – Landscape PT 2yrs WBL
Level 3 Amenity Horticulture – Sports Turf PT 2yrs WBL
Level 3 Production Horticulture PT 2yrs, WBL

College of West Anglia
Newcommon Bridge, Wisbech, Cambrideshire, PE13 2SJ
Landbeach Road, Milton, Cambridgeshire, CB4 6BO
www.col-westanglia.ac.uk
01945 581024

NVQ 2 Greenkeeping/Sports Turf WBL
NVQ 2 Landscape Horticulture (MIL) WBL
NVQ 2 Landscape Horticulture (WIS) WBL
C & G NVQ 2 Apprenticeship Amenity Horticulture PT 2yrs, WBL
BTEC First Diploma Horticulture FT 1yr
BTEC NA Horticulture FT 2yrs
BTEC NC Horticulture FT 2yrs
BTEC ND Horticulture FT 2yrs
RHS Level 2 Certificate Horticulture PT 1-2yrs
RHS Advanced Certificate Horticulture PT 1yr
NVQ 2 Nursery PT 12months, WBL
NVQ 2 Cemeteries and Graveyard PT WBL
NVQ 3 Amenity Horticulture PT WBL
NVQ 3 Lanscape PT WBL
NVQ 3 Production PT WBL
NVQ 3 Sports Turf PT WBL

West Dean College
West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ
www.westdean.org.uk
01243 811301

Short courses:
How to be a gardener, 2
How plants grow
The scented garden
How to be a gardener, 3
Choosing and placing plants
Growing herbs for domestic use and ornament
Designing and growing a cutting garden
How to be a gardener, 4
Pruning and grooming
An introduction to organic gardening
An introduction to bees and beekeeping
The small garden
Plant selection for the changing climate
Garden design – a taster day
What makes a successful garden? – a design workshop
How to be a gardener, 5.
Tackling plant problems
Planting design – the secrets of the professionals
The stars of the garden – bulbs for all seasons

Wiltshire College Lackham
Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2NY
www.wiltscoll.ac.uk
01249 466800

Edexcel First Diploma in Horticulture Level 2 FT 1yr
Edexcel NC Horticulture Level 3 FT 1yr, PT2/3yrs
Edexcel ND Horticulture Level 3 FT 2yrs
C&G NC Floristry Level 2 FT 1yr
C&G NPTC Advanced NC in Floristry Level 3 FT 1yr
C&G NPTC Diploma Floristry Level 4 PT 1yr
C&G NPTC Master in Floristry Level 5 PT 1yr
C&G NNPTC NVQ Horticulture Level 1+2 WBL
RHS Cert in Hort Level 2 plus the RHS Advanced Cert in Hort Level 3
PT 1yr
Edexcel HNC Garden Planning and design PT 2yrs
Numerous other Horticulture, Gardening and Floristry courses are offered PT 10 to 30 weeks

University of Wolverhampton
School of Applied Sciences, Wulfruna Street,Wolverhampton, WV1 1SB
www.wlv.ac.uk
01902 322667

Foundation Degree Amenity Horticulture FT 2yrs, PT 3-4yrs
BSc (Hons) Amenity Horticulture & Garden Design (Top-up) FT 1yr, PT 2yrs

Writtle College
Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3RR
www.writtle.ac.uk
01245 424200

Edexcel BTEC NC Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 2yrs
Edexcel BTEC ND Horticulture FT 3yrs
NPTC C&G NC Horticulture FT 1yr, PT2yrs
NPTC C&G ANC Horticulture FT 1yr
NPTC C&G NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture PT 1yr
NPTC C&G NVQ Level 3 Amenity Horticulture PT 2yrs
NPTC C&G NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture – landscaping PT 2yrs
NPTC C&G NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture – sports turf PT 1yr
NPTC C&G NVQ Level 3 Amenity Horticulture – sports turf PT 2yrs
NPTC C&G NVQ Level 2 Production Horticulture PT 1yr
NPTC C&G NVQ Level 3 Production Horticulture PT 1yr
RHS Level 2 Cert in Hort PT up to 2yrs
RHS Advanced Cert in Hort PT 1yr
RHS Diploma Horticulture PT 2 yrs
NPTC C&G Practical Certificate in Gardening PT 1yr
NPTC C&G Certificate in Gardening PT 1yr
Foundation degree Green Space Management FT 2-3yrs, PT3-4yrs
FdSc Horticulture FT 2-3yrs, PT3-4yrs
FdSc Horticulture (Global Crop Production) FT 2-3yrs, PT3-4yrs
FdSc Horticulture (Landscape construction) FT 2-3yrs, PT3-4yrs
FdSc Horticulture (Sports turf course management) FT 2-3yrs, PT3-4yrs
FdSc Professional Floristry FT 2yrs, PT3-4yrs
Bsc (Hons) Horticulture (Global crop production) FT 3-4yrs, PT 6yrs max
Bsc (Hons) Horticulture with a combination with another subject area FT 3-4yrs, PT 6yrs max
HC Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 2-4yrs
Certificate of Continuing Education in Horticulture PT 1yr
Bsc (Hons) Social and Therapeutic Horticulture FT 3-4yrs, PT 6yrs max
Bsc (Hons) Horticulture FT 3-4yrs, PT 6yrs max
Bsc (Hons) Horticulture (Historic Garden Management) FT 3-4yrs, PT 6yrs max
Bsc (Hons) Horticulture (Plantsmanship) FT 3-4yrs, PT 6yrs max
Bsc (Hons) Horticulture (Tree management) FT 3-4yrs, PT 6yrs max
Bsc (Hons) Horticulture with business management FT 3-4yrs, PT 6yrs max
Bsc (Hons) Green Space management FT 3-4yrs, PT 6yrs max
Bsc (Hons) Green Space management combined with another subject FT 3-4yrs, PT 6yrs max
Bsc (Hons) Sport Turf science and management FT 3-4yrs, PT 6yrs max
FdSc Horticulture (Tree Management) FT 2yrs, PT 3-4yrs
FdSc Horticulture (Plantsmanship) FT 2yrs, PT 3-4yrs
FdSc Social and Therapeutic Horticulture FT 2yrs, PT 3-4yrs
HC Sports Turf Management FT 1yr, PT 2yrs

Msc/Ma International Horticulture FT 1yr, PT 2-3yrs
Msc Horticulture (crop production) FT 1yr, PT 2-3yrs
Msc Rostharvest Technology FT 1yr, PT 2-3yrs


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