Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in

Horticulture (Landscaping and Design)

If you’re interested in designing, creating and looking after outdoor spaces such as gardens and parks then this could be the course for you.

You will learn a range of practical skills including landscape construction and design as well as developing your knowledge of plants.

You will also have the exciting opportunity to compete in the WorldSkills UK landscape competitions.

Course includes

What will I study?

  • Principles of plant science
  • Principles of soil science
  • Work experience
  • Decorative landscape features
  • Historical influences on the development of gardens
  • Site surveying, levelling and setting out
  • Horizontal landscape surfaces
  • Timber landscape features
  • Landscape and garden design briefs
  • Principles and practices of landscape and garden design
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

  • Progress onto the second year of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture, or
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (3D Design)

Career options

  • Landscape contractor
  • Garden designer
Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2017 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.


Our college buses pick up over 1,000 students each day from a wide area. The cost of daily transport is subsidised if travelling on the College bus service. To find out the cost of transport and a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for 785 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.