SB - Agriculture & Horticulture
Course basket

Agriculture and Horticulture

Adults Employers Apprenticeships

Diploma in Horticulture - Level 3 - Apprenticeship

By working through the programme, your staff will be able to prove the skills they already possess and advance new skills against a recognised qualification standard.

Course Video - Why choose an apprenticeships?

VirtualCWA Course - Agriculture


Want to find out more about this course? To see the facilities, get answers to FAQs and get info on transport, support & more - take a look at VirtualCWA now.

Find out more

  • Course Description

    The programme develops a good awareness of Amenity Horticulture practices within a supervisory role and enables and your employees to work more efficiently and effectively. This qualification will form part of the Advanced Apprenticeship framework for Horticulture. It is a work-related, competence-based qualification. It reflects the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively, and shows that a learner is competent in the area of work the qualification represents. The different routes available within this qualification include:

    • Production Horticulture
    • Landscaping
    • Sports Turf - Greenkeeper
    • Sports Turf Groundsman
    • Parks, Gardens and Green Space
  • Entry Requirements

    This course will be appropriate for a wide range of staff with a significant level of autonomy (for instance in a supervisory capacity) working within the horticultural industry. It is relevant to a variety of roles such as landscaping, maintenance, greenkeeping and nursery production. There will be an initial meeting to discuss suitability of the qualification prior to enrolment. Although there are no formal entry requirements to the programme, the candidate should be literate and numerate and in a position to reflect on their practice and gather work-based evidence in a suitable job role.

  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    12-15 months

    When does this course start?

    This course can be started at any point throughout the year.

    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    An assessor will visit your workplace

  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    City & Guilds Diploma in Work Based Horticulture Level 3

    How is my course assessed?

    In most cases staff can gain enough experience in the workplace to cover all elements of the course. A qualified assessor will visit staff regularly at their place of work to offer direction and support and sign off activity when the standard has been achieved. The staff member will prove they have achieved the standard by gathering evidence of their work through guidance from the assessor. In some cases more help may be required in the form of further training and this can be supplied as and when necessary.

This course can be started at any point throughout the year.



Duration 12-15 months

Agriculture & Horticulture Careers

Get insights into where our courses can lead you. See example work tasks and find real job vacancies.

Farm workers


Potential Salary

Managers and proprietors in agriculture and horticulture


Potential Salary



Potential Salary


Ryan Thomson

Horticulture Apprenticeship (Advanced) Level 3

Ryan Thomson selected an apprenticeship as he was in full-time employment. He currently works at Ely City Golf Course.

“The benefits of studying an apprenticeship are that you can study while you work and for me, it is a better, more hands-on approach to learning. I enjoy being with like-minded people, who all want to achieve the same goals. The tutors have great knowledge and skills and try hard to push and motivate you.”

Ryan was awarded Horticulture Apprentice of the Year 2019.

CWA Logo

General Enquiries
01553 761 144

Student Services
01553 815 271

If you would like to ask a question, please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Invalid Input
Please tell us your first name
Please tell us your surname
Please enter a valid email address
Invalid Input

Please select the types which best describe you
Please tell us what you are enquiring about
This field is required
Invalid Input
Invalid Input


Picking the right course can be difficult. Don’t leave any questions unanswered - our expert support team are waiting to help.

This field is required.
This field is required.
This field is required.

Please select the types which best describe you
This field is required.
This field is required.
Invalid Input
Invalid Input