Level 3 Diplomas in

Horticulture Enterprise

with Extended Diploma or Diploma options

Horticulture Enterprise reflects a range of businesses across all sectors of horticulture including garden retail, landscape creation, ornamental and food production. This course combines practical and scientific principles of horticulture with business and entrepreneurship skills to help you start your own horticulture enterprise.

If you enjoy the practical application of knowledge and you are interested in developing commercial opportunities then this course may be for you.

You will gain practical skills and knowledge and have the opportunity to apply this to real situations. You will have the chance to develop your ideas and test whether they would create a viable business. Along the way you will develop great vocational and transferable skills that will equip you for your chosen career whether working for yourself or for an employer.

The horticulture industry needs new young, energetic and business minded individuals to help produce food, create and manage parks and open space, develop new plants and garden products and contribute to the £9billion of income that the sector brings to the UK economy.

What will I study?

  • Professional working relationships
  • Plant and soil science
  • Event based horticulture
  • Work experience
  • Enterprise
  • Plant management
  • Nursery stock production
  • Indoor and outdoor crop production
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1/2 year/s, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • At least 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C, or
  • Equivalent Level 2 qualification
  • A willingness to work outdoors and undertake some practical activities
  • Good communication skills and an analytical approach
  • Good time management skills
  • Career changers welcome

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

  • Progress onto higher study

Career options

  • Fruit, vegetable, or ornamental plant grower
  • Landscape contractor
  • Retail Sales Supervisor
  • Entrepreneur