Which level is right for me?
You may be new to horticulture or have some knowledge and basic skills. You want to develop your skills, perhaps to start work as a garden centre worker or assistant groundskeeper or prepare for further training.
You'll get an introduction to important topics in horticulture - you might choose things like choosing, setting out and propagating plants or understanding plant science and soil science.
You may have some experience in horticulture or have gained your Level 2 qualification. You want to develop the skills to be a more senior worker or manager working in gardening, landscaping or groundskeeping, or to prepare for higher-level training.
You'll gain in-depth insight into the techniques and science of horticulture. You might cover things like plant pests and diseases, creating plant displays and putting together a landscape design brief. You'll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills, from maintaining different types of sports turf to pruning shrubs and trees.
You'll learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.
You'll be assessed on assignments, one for each unit you complete.
Depending on the size of qualification you choose, you might also do work experience and gain practical skills on the job.