Level 3 Diplomas in


Leading to an Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma

If you’re interested in broadening your knowledge of garden design and landscaping or in the business of growing ornamental plants, fruits or vegetables, this course is the right one for you.

Specialist staff will help you gain a broad spectrum of practical horticultural techniques and skills. Following this course you’ll be well placed for a career in the industry or for progression into higher and degree level study.

What will I study?

  • Plant and soil science
  • Business management
  • Machinery operations
  • Horticultural production
  • Decorative landscape features
  • Interior planting
  • Turf in parks and gardens
  • Plant identification
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Green keeper or groundsperson
  • Landscape business
  • National Trust / private garden
  • Retail manager / supervisor
  • Sales and marketing
  • Soil analyst
  • Agronomist

Job title: Assistant grower at plant nursery

“I was going to study for a degree but decided the university route wasn’t for me. I found my niche while working in a plant nursery and felt a horticultural qualification would help me progress. Reaseheath was very accommodating and I completed my course in one year.

“I got my job offer through my work placement and my lecturers helped me gain my spraying and forklift licences. I’m helping to raise plants to sell on to garden centres. It’s an opportunity to learn from an experienced grower and a very good starting point.

“The horticultural industry is very exciting, with many opportunities across the sector. My course prepared me well because it offered both practical and academic sessions, from advanced technology in the glasshouses to turfing, block work and building design.”