Work-based Horticulture

Qualification type: Diploma Location:
Subject area: Level: 3
Leaflet Number: 1278 Course Code: CR2611-01
Awarding body: National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC)
Academic year: 14/15
Awarding body: 
National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC)
Qualification type: 
Subject area: 
Floristry and Horticulture
Northenden Campus

What's the Work-based Horticulture course about?

This course is aimed at horticulture professionals who have worked in the industry for some time. You will already have gained plenty of experience, and you might already supervise others or manage an area of land. This course will enable you move into a more senior role or further study or even enter into self-employment.

The qualification can be gained via different pathways. The pathway you choose will depend on the type of work you currently undertake.

You will complete three core units:
- Estimating and programming resource requirements for landscaping
- Promoting, monitoring and maintaining health, safety and security of the workplace
- Managing your own resources
- Plus some additional units from your chosen pathway

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

This course could lead on to management level studies or management/supervisory positions within the horticulture sector.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

Applicants should have completed a level 2 qualification in horticulture/landscaping or have a significant amount of experience gained from employment within the horticulture sector.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Work-based Horticulture course?

You will be awarded the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Landscaping).


Part time (day)

Course length

1 Year(s)

Weeks per year


Hours per week


As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.